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5 from 22 votes

Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts

This Grilled BBQ Chicken Breast recipe is easy, delicious, and foolproof. It serves 6 and costs about $6.86 to make. That’s just $1.15 per serving!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, grilling
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 274kcal
Cost: $7.34

Equipment

  • large mixing bowl
  • grill toolset
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • baking sheet
  • meat thermometer

Ingredients

BRINE:

  • 6 cups water
  • ¼ cup salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch

CHICKEN:

  • 6 (6-8 ounces) boneless skinless chicken breasts thawed if previously frozen
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

BBQ SAUCE:

  • 1 ¼ cup barbecue sauce

Instructions

BRINE CHICKEN:

  • In a large bowl combine water, salt, sugar, and corn starch. Add chicken, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 30 minutes, but no longer than an hour.

PREHEAT GRILL:

  • While the chicken brines, preheat the grill. Turn the gas grill on HIGH and close the lid. Preheat the grill for 15 minutes before putting the chicken on.

PREP THE CHICKEN:

  • Remove chicken from the brine and pat dry with paper towels (discard the brine).
  • In a small bowl combine the salt and pepper. Rub the salt and pepper over all sides of the chicken.

GRILL CHICKEN:

  • Scrape and oil the grill grates. Turn off all of the burners except for the main burner, keep that one on medium-high.
  • Place chicken on the hotter part of the grill and cook for 2-2 ½ minutes.
  • Turn chicken over and brush with BBQ sauce. Cook until browned on the second side, about 2-2 ½ minutes.
  • Turn the chicken over and move to the cooler side of the grill. Brush with BBQ sauce and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Repeat the turning and brushing 2 more times and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Flip 1 final time and brush with BBQ sauce. Cook for 1-3 minutes, or until the chicken registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Move chicken to a serving plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1breast | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 5665mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg