- HomeRight ElectroLight Fire Starter
- Charcoal Grill
- Bone-In Chicken Breasts
- BBQ Rub
- BBQ Sauce
- Silicone Pastry Brush
- Grilling Tongs
- Meat Thermometer
Barbecue chicken is the perfect summer meal! It is easy enough for a weekday meal, but delicious enough to serve at a party. Once you've made this recipe you will never want to eat it any other way.
Grab your HomeRight ElectroLight to make starting your grill super easy, prepare your chicken breast and enjoy this delicious meal any day of the week.
Begin by Prepping Your Chicken
I bought bone-in skin-on chicken breasts and I left the bone in, but I removed the skin.
Then I used my favorite sweet, spicy and smokey BBQ Rub recipe to sprinkle and pat it on the tops of the chicken breasts.
Prepare Your Grill and Coals
Then I poured charcoal into my charcoal grill into a pile and used my HomeRight ElectroLight to start the coals.
What I love most about the ElectroLight is that it gets my coals going in no time without lighter fluid.
I love how grilling over real charcoal tastes. When you use coals with lighter fluid in them or when you sprinkle lighter fluid on them, it changes the taste of your food. And not in a good way (in my opinion).
But regular coals can take a while to get started even with using a chimney.
With the ElectroLight I simply place is near the coals and hold the red button down to turn it on. I hold it near a group of coals for a few minutes to get the coals going.
If I have a lot of coals I will do this in several places to get all the coals going quickly.
I love that I can get my coals going in a matter of minutes instead of it being a long process. It makes grilling over coals so much more enjoyable too.
Put Chicken on the Grill
Once the coals are going, I put my prepared chicken breasts on the grill in the middle and allow them to sear for a few minutes on both sides.
Then I move them off to the side, put the lid on the grill and let them cook until thoroughly cooked.
Cook to 165 Degrees
Because chicken should be cooked until it reached 165 degrees, I always use a thermometer to ensure my chicken gets cooked well enough to be safe, but doesn't dry out.
I simply place it in the thickest part of the chicken being careful not to touch a bone, and when the temp reaches 165, I take my chicken off the grill.
Brush on Sauce
A few minutes before your meat has reached temperature, use a silicone pastry brush like this one to cover the top of the chicken breasts with BBQ sauce and allow it to caramelize on top for a few minutes while you bring the temperature up the few final degrees.
BBQ sauce from a bottle is good, but once you try homemade BBQ sauce, you'll never go back. It is so incredibly delicious!
Allow your meat to sit 5 minutes off of the grill before cutting into it so that it has time to reabsorb all of the juices. This will help keep your chicken juicy and flavorful.
We still have plenty of warm summer days left this year and plenty of opportunities to do a little barbecuing or grilling! Today I am sharing the best, most delicious barbecue chicken recipe out there! It is so easy to make and full of flavor. You'll never want to grill chicken breast any other way every again.
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