BBQ Glazed Grilled Chicken Recipe
1. Prep the Chicken:
• Start by rinsing the chicken breasts under cold water and patting them dry with paper towels. This step helps to ensure even cooking.
• Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences.
2. Prepare the BBQ Glaze:
• In a bowl, combine the MJ’s BBQ Sauce, minced garlic, smoked paprika, onion powder, and dried oregano. Mix well to create a flavorful glaze.
• Set aside a small amount of the glaze (about 1/4 cup) for basting during grilling.
3. Marinate the Chicken:
• Place the seasoned chicken breasts in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag.
• Pour the majority of the BBQ glaze over the chicken, ensuring they are well-coated. Reserve the smaller portion for later basting.
• Seal the dish or bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. For even more flavor, marinate the chicken for up to 4 hours.
4. Preheat the Grill:
• Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Make sure the grates are clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.
5. Grill the Chicken:
• Brush the grill grates with a bit of olive oil to prevent sticking.
• Place the marinated chicken breasts on the grill and cook for about 5-6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the chicken. Baste the chicken with the reserved glaze during the last few minutes of grilling on each side.
6. Check for Doneness:
• Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C). This guarantees that the chicken is cooked through and safe to eat.
• Once the chicken is cooked through and has a nicely caramelized glaze, remove it from the grill.
• Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing to let the juices redistribute.
• Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.
• Serve the BBQ glazed grilled chicken with your favorite sides, such as coleslaw, cornbread, grilled vegetables, or a crisp salad.
• Drizzle any remaining MJ’s BBQ Sauce over the chicken or serve it on the side for dipping.
This recipe yields succulent, flavorful BBQ glazed grilled chicken that's perfect for a delicious and satisfying meal.