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Marinated Chicken for Your Grill or Oven


If you do not have a grill, fear not as this delicious chicken works just as well in the oven!  

Chicken is so versatile and at its best when smothered in a delicious barbecue sauce.  The sauce in this recipe is filled with flavorful things, starting with a jar of hickory smoked barbecue sauce with soy sauce, Dijon mustard and a little bourbon added to it.  Yum!

This is an easy recipe that works great on the grill or in the oven, whichever is your choice.  I really favor chicken on the grill, giving it a great smoky taste.  I start it inside and Bill takes over on the grill.  I don’t have a clue on how to cook on the grill and I like it that way as he is a pro at it. 

I love marinated chicken, just blend the sauce ingredients and place it all in a bowl or plastic bag and let it soak up the flavors of the marinade over-night.  Then cook it your way, and Voila!  You’ve got a great meal with little ado!  

The smell of it cooking is enough to make your mouth water and the tenderness of the meat is unsurpassed.  I hope you try this!

Marinated Chicken


1 chicken (3-4 pounds), cut into pieces
1 jar (14 ounce) hickory smoked barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons bourbon
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


Pour barbecue sauce into a large bowl.
Add soy sauce and bourbon to empty barbecue sauce bottle and shake well.
Combine with barbecue sauce.
Add mustard and stir to blend.
Cover chicken with sauce and cover bowl with foil.
Marinate chicken overnight, turning once.
Cook on grill


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bake uncovered 15 minutes.
Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking until chicken is cooked, about 45 minutes.
Serves 4



  1. I love marinating chicken too, it's awesome. I love the bourbon added to this!

  2. That looks delicious! I will have to try it!!! Winona

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE marinades! This one sounds delicious!

  4. This sounds so good; a keeper; I have been using my Food Savor for marinating;only 3 hours.
    Thank you.

  5. This recipe sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  6. Looks delicious!
    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and said hi :)

  7. This marinade is calling my name...simple & delicious! YUM!!

  8. I love to marinate chicken, it's so easy and it sounds wonderful; thanks for the recipe, would love others too!...Have a happy day!

  9. Pam,
    Thanks for visiting Big Smiles and Bigger Hips! So glad to have you. Love your pictures and quotes on the side bar!!

  10. Debbie Smith, thank you! That bourbon helps to make it nice and tangy!

    Shabbychicdiva, thanks! I hope you do try it!

    Jenn, I love them also for the great flavors!

    Sage, that sounds great with the Food Savor! It certainly shortens the marinading time and I will check it out!

    My Little Space, I'm glad you like it and thanks for stopping by! You have a wonderful day also!

    Diane, thank you for stopping by here! I'll be following you and reading! Have a great day!

    Deeba PAB, I'm so glad you here it calling you. I will be checking out your blog. Thanks for the visit!

    Jacqueline, how sweet you are! Thanks for commenting and have a great day!

    Virginia Taylors, you're welcome and thank you for stopping by here! I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  11. This sounds so great! I never thought to marinate it overnight with the bbq sauce! That sounds great!

  12. This sounds so good. I love marinades.

  13. cookies and cups, thanks! It works great and is good and saucy!

    Bonnie, thanks! This is an easy one!

  14. I saw your comment on Ladies with Bottle and clicked and your name and WOW...look where I landed. You have a beautiful looking blog and you can COOK!!! I love all your quotes on the right side. I will be back. Susan

  15. Wow, this chicken sure sounds and looks delicious, love the way that you prepared them...and since still a little cold here will try in the oven :-)

  16. Susan, welcome and thank you so much! I love to cook and bake and eat too! :-) I'm looking forward to your return! Have a good rest of the day!

    Juliana, thank you! I know what you mean with the weather! It's 83 degrees here today and supposed to be in the low 60's tomorrow. That's Chicagoland for you!

  17. Pam, these look fantatic! Nothing like sticky, finger licking good BBQ chicken! YUM!

  18. Lyndsey, you said it! It is sticky and licking good! Thanks for the visit!

  19. I am lovin' the bourbon...great recipe, thanks!

  20. Oh Pam! This does look fantastic! I am so anxious to fire up my grill now that the weather is getting nicer. Can't wait to try this one out!

  21. Happpy Anniversary Pam, Hope you had a lovely day.

    I wish the weather were warm enough to barbeque here - last year our summer lasted 11 days!!, so not much hope:((

  22. mmm. bourbon. And bbq sauce.

    I already know I will love this!

  23. Lovely recipe! I think I might try this out with barbequed chicken . . . if it ever gets warm enough to have a BBQ here!

  24. A LA GRAHAM, me too! Give it a try!

    the Ungourmet, that is one of the reasons I love warm weather ~ firing up the grill!

    Brownieville Girl, thanks so much! We had a great day and it was nice and warm and sunny. And I thought I had it bad here with the long winters; nothing compared to yours! ;)

    Joanne, the bourbon seems to attract some attention. It's a wonderful thing in this sauce!

    Sue, hope it warms up fast there for you and you try it grilled!

  25. What a wonderful sauce! The bourbon must give it a nice kick of flavor. I have never been much of a griller but this year I'm going to tackle it!

  26. Cinnamon-Girl, the bourbon really adds to it! Each grill season, I say I'm going to learn how to cook on the grill and this just may be the year!


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