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Honey BBQ Chicken grilled and served on a platter

Honey BBQ Chicken

This Honey BBQ Chicken is sure to be a hit at your next barbecue! There is something about making your own sauce that makes your food taste so much better!
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, BBQ chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 405kcal
Author Emily Walker


  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill


For the sauce:


Honey BBQ Sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, warm the vegetable oil. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
    Garlic being sautéed for honey bbq chicken
  • Add the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.
    Garlic whisked into honey BBQ sauce in a saucepan
  • Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes. Set aside. Pour 1/2 of the sauce in a small bowl for basting the chicken.
    Honey bbq sauce boiling in a saucepan

Grilling the Chicken:

  • I like to pound the chicken a little before I grill it so it cooks evenly. Grill the chicken on medium high heat, you want to cook it 7 to 10 minutes on each side. It tastes best if you only turn it once.
    Honey BBQ Chicken breasts on the BBQ grill
  • Baste generously with the small bowl of sauce every 3 or 4 minutes. Serve with the remaining sauce on the side for dipping.
    Honey BBQ Chicken with sauce spread on top


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 778mg | Potassium: 1018mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg