Easy Barbecued Chicken

I really like chicken when it’s cooked on the grill, not that I actually do it ~ Bill is the master of that.  It always turns out delicious and he says the secret to basting it is to not add the sauce until near the end of the cooking time or else the chicken will burn before it is cooked through.

This is a recipe I use frequently for the basting sauce.  It makes grilling the chicken quick and easy as it does not need marinade time.  It turns out juicy delicious every time!

The sauce is a cinch to throw together; tasting spicy with a little heat, making for a good barbecued chicken meal.  And it might be worth it to make extra chicken to have on a sandwich the next day or to toss in a salad. 

Easy Barbecued Chicken


1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon hot sauce
½ teaspoon garlic powder
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


Place chicken on grill and cook a few minutes on each side until no longer pink.
Mix remaining ingredients and baste chicken near end of cooking time.


Visit my friend Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes and cookbook giveaway!


  1. LOVE barbecuing chicken... I used a basting mop that is similar to this from time to time, it's always a hit!

  2. This looks gooood! Nothing like BBQ chicken!

  3. What a fantastic tip, I always baste or marinate. I will definitely try this next time.

  4. I also love barbecued chicken this looks good to me. Diane

  5. Nice ... and simple. Excellent.

  6. I'm with you Pam, there is just something about chicken on the grill. Yum! The smell alone will have them running in to eat from all over.

  7. BBQ Chicken! One of our top favourite way to enjoy chicken! Your basting sauce sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Just in time for the 4th cant beat this marinade for a great barbecue have a great one!


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    Love your blog.))

    I now spend a survey of bloggers with such questions.
    1. Why did you create a blog?
    2. For whom you taking him? Want to be popular?
    3. How long will it keep going?

  10. I love it when it says "easy" in the recipe titile and it really is easy.
    Looks delicious.

  11. Grilled chicken with BBQ sauce is the best! =) yums

  12. Yummmmmmmmmmy Pam! I think that there is BBQ chciken in our future!!

  13. We are having chicken this week, I'll have to try this.


  14. I think I can handle this, it certainly looks fab.

  15. I always grill extra chicken, so I have leftovers to use in another dish of for a quick dinner. Next time I grill chicken I will be using your recipe! Have you ever used this marinade on pork?

  16. Jenn, I think chicken on the grill is a winner and bet your mop is great also!

    Emily, you are right on spot! Yum!!!

    The Slow Roasted Italian, I agree and always like it with a baste or whatever!

    Diane, thanks; it is!

    Stephen, you said it! Thank you!

    Lyndsey, yes! The grill ran out of gas so used charcoal grill instead, much better and the aroma, ummmmmm!

    kitchen flavours, you're welcome. BBQ chicken is one of the best things about summer!

    Claudia, yes, it would be great for the 4th! Have a good week!

  17. this sauce sounds fantastic Pam, and i make my hubby cook on the grill too (or bbq as well call it here in Aus!)

  18. I love that you've used boneless, skinless breasts here- this will make a great quick dinner!

  19. This sounds like a good idea for the 4th!

  20. I love grilled chicken and I would make it more if only I could find a way to cook it without making it rubbery!
    If you have any tips, I would appreciate it :)

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  21. I really want a piece of your chicken right now!

  22. Did this tonight as we happened to have chicken. Really yummy!


  23. Pam, this is an irresistible meal! The BBQ meat sounded really mouthwatering. Thanks again & hope you're haivng a great week ahead.
    Blessings, Kristy

  24. I know this is delicious just by looking at it. It must be full of flavors.

  25. Hi Pam,
    This is almost like what we use in Virginia, all the fire houses and VFW's BBQ Chicken halfs, though our recipe has some lemon juice in it, some do it the way you, while others like to marinade the 1/2's or pieces over night, and some like my brother inject the chicken with it also. It is some fantastic stuff I tell you! I want some now!!

  26. Fantastic post for our BBQ season finally arriving. Like you my man does that cooking and I am keeping this recipe for him; Thanks PAm.

  27. That sauce for the chicken sounds delicious!

  28. Mary, thank you!

    Mimi, thanks! Absolutely, easy is the best way!

    Healthy and Homemade, I concur! It's perfect for summer.

    Leslie, I always like someone who can predict the future. Enjoy!

    Country Dreaming, great Melinda! I'm so glad you tried it and liked it! It's wonderful when I get feedback like this; thanks so much for letting me know!

    Jennifurla, wonderful! It's easy to handle.

    Linda, no I haven't used this on pork but will now after you mentioned it. And I agree wholeheartedly with making extra!

  29. muppy, I think it's a perfect job for hubby, no matter what you call it or where you live. Have a good rest of the week!

    scrambledhenfruit, yes, it makes it quick. Once in a while, we make it with bone and skin but I remove the skin before eating.

    laurie, you got it! It would be great!

    Ilke, maybe they are being cooked too long. If you're not sure, cut into a piece; when the flesh in the middle looks white, no longer pink, it's done. Or, use a meat thermometer if you don't want to cut into the meat. It should read 170 degrees at the thickest part and juices will run clear. If all this fails, marinade it for several hours first. Hope this helps and let me know if you try it!

  30. Carrie, wish I could pass it through to you!

    Melinda, thanks again and see above!

    My Little Space, thank you! Aren't those BBQ flavors the best? You have a good week also, Kristy!

    Little Inbox, thanks, it is! Have a good day!

    Mitchell, all 3 of those sounds good to me. I've never tried injecting the sauce and need to do that and will add lemon juice to the mix also. Thanks for the suggestions and have a wonderful day!

    Rita, way to go! Here's hoping he likes it and you do too!

    Joanne, thanks, it is so good!

  31. I LOVE barbecue grilled chicken!!:) Sounds delish!

  32. Love BBQ chicken and this is a wonderful recipe and that sauce sounds fabulous! I will definitely be giving it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Thanks for that recipe! Just in time for the 4th.

  34. Hi, stopping by to say, this great recipe is a featured link on my Wednesday post, thanks!

  35. This looks wonderful, Pam, and it certainly is timely. It is a perfect dish for the 4th of July. Have a great evening . Blessings...Mary

  36. Pam, I like the Paprika & Garlic Powder in your sauce. Sounds delicious!

  37. Woo-Hoo! I planned on chicken tonight, so maybe now I've found my recipe! Thanks!

  38. This sounds really great. I am always looking for new ways to prepare chicken. I know this will be a big hit with my family:)

  39. Grilled chicken is a celebration of summer time! Nicely done, Pam!


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