BBQ Chicken Recipes

Grab the napkins! It's about to get real. Dig into this roundup of sweet-and-saucy BBQ chicken recipes -- honey-sriracha chicken thighs, barbecue chicken and ramen waffles, pulled chicken sandwiches, and more -- perfect for your next tailgate or summer barbecue. You. Are. Welcome.

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    All-American Barbecued Chicken

    Switch up your regular BBQ sauce for the balsamic-infused version in this cookout-ready BBQ chicken recipe. The gorgeous glaze is absolutely delicious and easy to make, too. Just wait until the last 15 minutes of grilling to brush on the sauce to avoid burning your chicken.

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    Finger Lickin' Barbecue Chicken

    Barbecue chicken doesn't have to mean slaving away at the grill all day. Pop a bag of drumsticks into your slow cooker alongside BBQ sauce, apricot jam, and yellow mustard, and let them do their thing.

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    Honey-Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs

    This BBQ chicken is as low-maintenance as it gets. Slather the thighs in just four ingredeints -- honey, sriracha, lime, and cilantro -- for one sweet-and-spicy patio dinner.

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    BBQ Chicken Sliders and Waffle Fries

    Who says sliders have to be beef? These mini chicken patties pack a punch thanks to a grape jelly-BBQ sauce and breadcrumbs cooked right in. Also: waffle fries.  

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    Chicken Wings 5 Ways

    Whether you're enjoying a Netflix night in or hosting a group to watch the game, the answer is always chicken wings. Enjoy bourbon-espresso BBQ, creamy sriracha, Italian parm, and more!

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    Pulled Roast Chicken Sandwiches

    Pre-roasted chicken and a speedy skillet sauce make this BBQ sandwich extra easy to make. (But shh, don't tell the fam!) Serrano peppers heat things up.

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    Barbecue Quesadillas

    BBQ chicken is the key to spicing up easy quesadillas. Add to the bold flavor with extra-sharp cheddar cheese and your favorite dipping sauces.

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    Homemade Barbecued Chicken

    You know BBQ chicken is finger-lickin' good when it's smothered in a homemade BBQ sauce. Ours is made from brown sugar, two kinds of peppers, and paprika for a bold flavor that hits all the right notes.

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    Barbecue Chicken and Ramen Waffles

    Your waffle maker didn't see this coming. Turn ramen noodles into fluffy waffles, then top with cool coleslaw, BBQ shredded chicken, and a fried egg for the best breakfast to ever grace your table.

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    Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

    Cider vinegar and hot peppers give these classic barbecue chicken sandwiches their tantalizing zip. For a flavorful twist, we added snips of fresh thyme to the BBQ sauce.

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    Super Simple Peach Barbecue Chicken

    Looking for dinner tonight? This five-ingredient slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe is calling your name. Peach preserves complement smoky barbecue flavor for an awesome but so-easy sauce.

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    Oven-Barbecued Chicken

    When the weather turns cold, take your BBQ chicken off the grill and into the oven. The key is plenty of moisture and just the right bake time.

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    Sweet 'n' Sticky Chicken

    BBQ chicken fanatics will rave about our sweet-and-sticky sauce recipe. Blending chili sauce, pineapple juice, Worcestershire, and mustard, it's the ultimate combination of classic barbecue flavors.

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    Barbecue Pasties

    BBQ chicken is perfect game-day fuel. We recommend these mess-free hand pies stuffed with saucy chicken and pops of jalapeno.

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    Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Dip

    Pop these juicy drumsticks into the slow cooker for a satisfying BBQ chicken appetizer on game day. Homemade blue cheese dip cools off the spicy buffalo sauce.

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    Southwest Barbecue Chicken

    Give your BBQ chicken Southwestern-style flair with a spoonful of jalapeno jelly in the sauce. Blended with lime, cumin, and brown sugar, the spicy-sweet jelly makes a delicious addition to BBQ sauce.


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