Juicy BBQ Chicken Recipes You Won't Be Able to Stop Making (or Eating)

Best Oven-Barbecued Chicken
Photo: Blaine Moats

Grab the napkins and dig into this roundup of sweet-and-saucy BBQ chicken recipes. Your mouth will water over classics such as juicy baked BBQ chicken and creative takes on chicken and waffles (made with ramen!). Get ready to win the summer barbecue game.

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All-American Barbecued Chicken

All-American Barbecued Chicken
Andy Lyons

Switch up your regular BBQ sauce for the balsamic-infused version in this cookout-ready BBQ chicken recipe. The 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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BBQ Chicken-Pineapple Pizza

BBQ Chicken-Pineapple Pizza
Blaine Moats

Pineapple might be a controversial topping for some, but it really gives this BBQ chicken pizza recipe a boost of yummy sweetness. Oh, and did we mention this is a slow cooker recipe? That definitely gives you another reason to give this BBQ chicken recipe a try. Use prepared dough for quicker prep or make your own with our easy recipe.

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Honey-Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs

Honey-Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs
Blaine Moats

This BBQ chicken recipe is as low-maintenance as it gets. Slather the thighs with a sauce of just four ingredients (honey, sriracha, lime, and cilantro) for one sweet-and-spicy patio dinner.

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Tamarind BBQ Chicken

Tamarind BBQ Chicken
Carson Downing

Tangy-sweet tamarind is simmered with tomato, onion, sugar, and spices to make a surprisingly delicious base for this barbecue chicken recipe. Reserve some of that sauce (or make an extra batch) so you'll have enough to pass around to dip the juicy BBQ chicken.

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Barbecue Chicken Pot Pie

Barbecue Chicken Pot Pie in blue pot with spoon
Blaine Moats

You really can't go wrong with a chicken pot pie for dinner. The sauced-up BBQ chicken one-pot version of the savory pie starts on the stove before getting a perfectly golden-crust in the oven. It's pure comfort food for the entire family (with fewer dishes to clean).

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BBQ Chicken with Chaatpati Chutney

BBQ Chicken with Chaatpati Chutney
John Kernick

According to recipe creator and author Padma Lakshmi, her Indian chutney makes anything "finger-sucking good." This BBQ chicken recipe gets some heat from fresh peppercorns and cayenne with a hint of sweetness from tamarind concentrate.

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Sweet-Spicy Barbecued Chicken Sliders

Sweet-Spicy Barbecued Chicken Sliders
Andy Lyons

For a shortcut crowd-pleaser, grab a rotisserie chicken (or leftover chicken) and doctor it up with barbecue sauce, pineapple, and jalapeños. Stuff the barbecue chicken into sandwich rolls, top with cheese, and drizzle with a sweet-and-savory sauce before baking them to melty perfection.

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Best Oven-Barbecued Chicken

Best Oven-Barbecued Chicken
Blaine Moats

This is the oven BBQ chicken recipe you've been waiting for. Our top-rated recipe is smothered in a finger-lickin' good homemade BBQ sauce made from brown sugar, two kinds of peppers, and paprika for bold flavor that hits all the right notes.

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Sesame-Ginger Barbecued Chicken

Sesame-Ginger Barbecued Chicken
Jim Krantz

Enjoy an Asian-inspired take on a grilled BBQ chicken recipe for dinner tonight. Hoisin sauce (made from fermented soybeans) adds the perfect umami flavor in the sticky-sweet sauce. Look for hoisin in the Asian section of your grocery store.

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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Blaine Moats

Don't feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen tonight? Pre-roasted chicken and a speedy skillet sauce make this BBQ pulled chicken sandwich recipe extra easy to make. Top with sweet pickles for a satisfyingly crunchy bite.

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Chicken Wings Five Ways

Chicken Wings Five Ways
Jason Donnelly

In this customizable recipe, you should definitely go for the delicious BBQ chicken wing variation. The smoky-sweet sauce features mango chutney and chipotle pepper. Bonus: you can also make these fast or slow using your slow cooker or pressure cooker.

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Luau BBQ Chicken Foil Packs

Luau BBQ Chicken Foil Packs
Matthew Clark

For a mess-free BBQ chicken dinner, foil packs are the way to go. Hawaiian-style sauce gets slathered on chicken breasts along with fresh veggies and pineapple slices before a quick round on the grill.

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Super Simple Peach Barbecue Chicken

Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken
Jason Donnelly

Summer-ripe peaches aren't just for desserts. This five-ingredient slow-cooker BBQ chicken recipe is calling your name. Peach preserves complement smoky BBQ flavor for an easy and addicting sauce.

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Sweet 'n' Sticky Chicken

Sweet 'n' Sticky Chicken
Kritsada Panichgul

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 BBQ flavors.

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Barbecue Quesadillas

Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas
Scott Little

BBQ chicken is the key to changing up easy quesadillas. Add to the bold flavor with extra-sharp cheddar cheese and your favorite dipping sauces. We can see that saucy cheese pull right now.

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