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Grilled BBQ Chicken

This easy grilled BBQ chicken recipe is an easy way to grill chicken. This barbecue chicken recipe results in tasty and juicy chicken every time! Use your favorite bbq sauce and let that the flavor of the grill come through!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecue Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Grilled BBQ Chicken
Servings: 8 servings


  • Baking tray
  • Pastry brush
  • Meat thermometer
  • Tongs
  • measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup


  • 3-4 pounds chicken, cut up, thigh, legs and/or breasts, skin on
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups BBQ Sauce, homemade or store-bought plus additional for serving if desired


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat
  • Clean chicken and pat dry with a paper towel
  • Lay in a single layer on large baking sheet
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Turn chicken over and repeat on other side
  • Place chicken on grill skin side down for 10-15 minutes or until the skin is browned
  • Turn chicken and baste with BBQ sauce
  • Continue cooking 15-20 minutes
  • Turn on baste with more sauce
  • Cook 5 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F
  • Remove from grill and place on a serving tray
  • Rest for 5 minutes before serving