Favorite Barbecue Chicken


This homemade BBQ sauce recipe for chicken is not-too-sweet, not-too-tangy, and finishes in almost a glaze. Everyone loves it! It would also be great on pork chops or ribs.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 5 tablespoons ketchup

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in ketchup, honey, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper; simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, about 1 or 2 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside to cool slightly.

  3. Dip chicken in sauce to coat on both sides; reserve remaining sauce in the skillet. Transfer chicken onto the preheated grill and cook, turning once, until nicely browned on all sides, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Return chicken to the skillet with sauce; simmer over medium heat until sticky, about 5 minutes on each side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

452 Calories
13g Fat
60g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 452
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 714mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 56g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 511mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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