Whether you like your chicken grilled, pulled, or chopped, these guaranteed-to-please chicken recipes are sure to satisfy your barbecue craving.
Ultimate BBQ Chicken
This chicken is wonderfully moist, with a smoky sauce that will have you firing up the grill year-round.
BBQ Chicken with Peach and Feta Slaw
This summery crunch-tastic slaw is guaranteed to find its way into your recipe rotation for the rest of the season. Using ripe, juicy peaches, it's the perfect sweet-salty side dish for any number of grilled or smoked proteins.
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Pickle Juice SlawThis 15-minute recipe relies on rotisserie chicken and bottled barbecue sauce for convenience. Homemade pickle juice slaw top these sandwiches off with crunch and tang.
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with ColeslawLoaded out and piled high, weeknight BBQ chicken sandwich comes together in a snappy 20 minutes.
Barbecue Pulled Chicken SlidersMake these easy barbecue pulled chicken sliders by pairing shredded rotisserie chicken with homemade barbecue sauce for a speedy weeknight meal.
Barbecue Apricot ChickenFresh fruit flavor shouldn't be limited to summer sides, desserts, and margaritas. Bring the sweet flavor of apricot jam to the table in this oven-baked chicken dinner. Simmer the five-ingredient sauce for 15 minutes, then pour over chicken and bake for an hour. Pair with mashed potatoes or a green salad, roll up your sleeves, and dig in.
Barbecue Chicken with Mustard GlazeThe tangy-sweet mustard glaze sets this quick and easy barbecue chicken recipe apart from the rest. This will be a top pick for dark meat chicken fans.
Barbecue Chicken Sliders with Pickled OnionsToss shredded, grilled chicken thighs in a tangy vinegar-based barbecue sauce and serve on dinner rolls. These little barbecue sandwiches are easy to hold on to and easy to love.
Cornmeal Cakes with Smoked Chicken and ColeslawPick up coleslaw, smoked chicken, and sauce from your favorite barbecue joint to create this easy spin on barbecue chicken.
Quick Barbecue ChickenInstead of marinating or basting, simply rub the chicken breasts with a spice mixture of chili powder, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper and put them on the grill.
Asian Barbecue ChickenBarbecue doesn't have to mean sides of green beans and potato salad. Spin the main dish Asian-style by preparing a bold marinade with flavorful ingredients such as curry powder, lime sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar. This dish needs to marinate, so prep the chicken thighs in the morning. Once it's marinated, the chicken cooks in about 20 minutes, and the sauce in about two minutes.
Barbecue Chicken PizzaLose the bun and move shredded barbecue chicken onto a pizza crust for a tasty fusion of Italian and Tex-Mex flavors. Smoky Gouda cheese adds rich flavor to the tangy pie, flavored with cilantro and red onion. Start with store-bought crust to save time on a busy weeknight.
Pulled Chicken SandwichesSummer dinner guests are guaranteed to be impressed with this deceptively easy recipe, which includes a seven-ingredient rub and a simple 15-minute sauce that comes together while the chicken grills. Serve on buns, over fresh greens, or on top of a baked potato for a filling dinner.
Chicken with Peanut-Butter Barbecue SauceCreamy peanut butter is an unexpected addition to bottled barbecue sauce. Serve this easy slow-cooker meal with steamed broccoli and cornbread.
Spicy Backyard Barbecue Chicken FajitasPrep this recipe the night before by allowing chicken to marinate in store-bought barbecue sauce. After the meat is grilled, load the pulled pieces into warm tortillas and top with fresh salsa and guacamole for a Mexican-inspired barbecue chicken dish.
Barbecue Chicken SandwichesMove over, clubs, this stacker is sure to headline the sandwich category for the summer. This sandwich is ready to eat in about five minutes, thanks to the use of bottled sauce and store-bought rotisserie chicken. Dress up the bottled barbecue sauce with chili powder and pineapple preserves to add a tangy, homemade taste.
Honey Barbecue ChickenCrank up the grill and get cooking to savor this sweet-and-tangy chicken dish. The Honey Barbecue Sauce, made with Worcestershire, lemon juice, and honey, adds bold flavor to the grilled chicken pieces. Make this on a night when you can sit on the back porch and enjoy the grilling process.
Chopped Barbecued Chicken SaladUse on-hand ingredients such as bottled barbecue sauce, rotisserie chicken, and canned beans and toss together a hearty main dish salad.
BBQ Chicken Salad SubsYou can find most of the ingredients for these quick and delicious sandwiches pre-prepped at the grocery store.
Slow-Cooker Barbecue ChickenCook chicken breasts in a mixture of bottle barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce for a sweet and tangy barbecue chicken that’s great on a bun over even over a baked potato.
Skillet Barbecue ChickenTwo of the best features of this easy chicken dish are that it dresses up a store-bought barbecue sauce and everything is cooked in the same skillet.
Quick BBQ Chicken PizzasUse store-bought ingredients like rotisserie chicken, marinara sauce, barbecue sauce, and prepackaged thin pizza crusts to make this quick and easy meal. Baking the pizzas directly on the oven rack gives you a crisp crust in less time.
Grilled Chicken with Honey-Chipotle BBQ SauceThis simple barbecue chicken recipe has quickly become a reader favorite and summer go-to meal. Your whole family will love the sweet, tangy taste of this chicken.
Raspberry-Barbecue ChickenMake a fruity basting sauce for grilled chicken by adding raspberry preserves to bottled barbecue sauce. Substitute any of our quick-to-make sauce variations below for a spicy twist.
Barbecue-Stuffed PotatoesThe home-style flavors of baked potatoes topped with tender barbecue chicken and all the fixin's are perfect for a hearty weeknight supper.