Ultimate BBQ Chicken Marinade

Ultimate BBQ Chicken Marinade

Whether it’s a weekend barbecue or a weekday dinner, this Ultimate BBQ Chicken Marinade will elevate your grilled chicken game to a whole new level. With the perfect blend of smoky, sweet, and savory flavors, this marinade is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the barbecue sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring it’s well-coated.
  4. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or ideally, overnight for the best flavor.
  5. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates.
  6. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for about 6-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
  7. Remove from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Marinating Time: 30 minutes to overnight

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes to overnight

Yield: 4 servings

This Ultimate BBQ Chicken Marinade infuses your chicken with irresistible flavors, making it the star of your next barbecue. The combination of barbecue sauce, honey, and smoky paprika creates a sweet and savory profile that’s perfect for grilling.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 320

Protein: 28g

Carbohydrates: 18g

Fat: 15g

Saturated Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 580mg

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 15g

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, tailgating, or just craving some delicious grilled chicken, this Ultimate BBQ Chicken Marinade will make your taste buds sing. With its irresistible blend of flavors and juicy, tender chicken, it’s a recipe that’s sure to become a family favorite. So fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy a mouthwatering meal that’s simply unbeatable.