Best Grilled BBQ Chicken

6 servings

Learn the best technique for grilled BBQ chicken that delivers seasoned juicy chicken with crispy skin basted in mouthwatering barbecue sauce. It's perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or to serve at all your summer gatherings!

-Simple to follow recipe -Quick and easy prep -Tender and juicy  -Crowd pleaser

Why You Will  Love Grilled  BBQ Chicken


Let's Get Started


Bone-in, skin on chicken pieces Olive oil Smoked paprika Salt and pepper BBQ sauce

Season the chicken


Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and add the pieces to a large bowl. Coat the olive oil and seasoning and toss the chicken.

Sear chicken skin


Place chicken on grill over direct heat and grill uncovered 5-10 minutes.

Grill on indirect heat


Flip chicken and place over indirect heat (the cooler side of the grill). Reduce the heat to low or medium-low. Cover and grill for 20-30 minutes.

Baste chicken


Flip the chicken over and baste with the BBQ sauce. Cover and grill for another 15-20 minutes.

Finish cooking


Flip the chicken over once more and baste the other side. Cover and cook for the last 10-30 minutes.

Time and Temperature

Timing will depend on size of  chicken pieces and range from 10-30 minutes. Bone-in will take longer than boneless. Chicken is ready when it reaches 165°F.

BBQ Chicken Tips

-Start with a clean grill -Avoid dry chicken by taking it off the grill at 160°F and letting it rest -Skin-on chicken will keep the meat moist and juicy

Serve with all your favorite summertime recipes! Enjoy!