Kick-it-up-a-notch with this delightfully sweet-n-spicy grilled chicken recipe, perfect for summertime (or anytime) BBQs with family and friends!
I first debuted this recipe over at The Better Mom, as a great summer-cook-out option for big holiday BBQ celebrations, but it’s so easy to make, there’s no need to wait for a special occasion.
And whether you’re a novice, or veteran griller, be sure to check out my Top 10 Best Grilling Tips for some secrets of success that are certain to take your grilled foods to a whole new level of excellence!
Time-Saving Tip: I always make a double batch of the BBQ glaze and freeze half for future use. The glaze also makes a scrumptious coating for chicken wings that can easily be baked/broiled in the oven for a quick and easy appetizer.
- 1 cup homemade peach jam (or organic all-fruit apricot preserves)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp Coconut Secret soy-free sauce (I use this in place of soy sauce)
- 1 tbsp dry mustard
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (use more if you like it extra spicy!)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh-ground black pepper
- 6-8 split chicken breasts (skin-on with ribs)
- Preheat grill to medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk together apricot preserves, garlic, olive oil, soy-free sauce, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Whisk well to combine.
- Sprinkle chicken breasts with a dash of sea salt and fresh-ground black pepper. Then, place skin side down on the grill. Cook chicken uncovered over medium heat about 6-8 minutes on each side before generously brushing the upturned side with glaze.
- Continue cooking chicken for another 10-12 minutes, turning it every 2-3 minutes while generously brushing each upturned side with glaze every time, until the chicken is cooked through.
- If chicken starts to get too dark before it's cooked through, turn down the heat and move it to a cooler part of the grill to finish cooking, or turn off the grill and cover, until cooked through.
- Serve with a side of homemade potato salad. Delicious! (Recipe inspired by Everyday Food.)
I made this last night as a last minute addition to our BBQ and it was delicious! Everyone loved it. The chicken was so moist and flavorful. Have you tried marinating the chicken overnight with the glaze?
Hi, Ana. I haven’t tried that since the glaze will burn easily, so if you’re using bone-in chicken, cooking it first a bit before adding the glad is key. However, this may not be as important if using boneless chicken. I’d have to try it. So glad you all enjoyed this. It’s one of our favorites too. Appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note! Lots of blessings, Kelly 🙂
Tried this tonight and we all thought it was delicious! My husband loves his barbecued chicken and he said this was better. 🙂 Thank you for these meal plans. They have encouraged me to be more diligent about meal planning.
Thank you, Amy, for your kind note. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a word of encouragement. I’m happy you and your family are enjoying the recipes and are being inspired to meal plan. That is wonderful! I wish you and your family many blessings! 🙂 Kelly