12 Amazing BBQ Chicken Recipes

BBQ Baked Chicken
Photo: © Kristen Stevens

From grilled chicken with a sweet mustard sauce to sweet-and-tangy wings, these bbq chicken recipes will please everyone at your cookout.

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Red Wine BBQ Chicken

Red Wine BBQ Chicken
© Con Poulos

Leftover red wine gets repurposed into a sweet, sticky and luscious barbecue sauce in this great recipe from Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple.

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Big Bob Gibson's Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce
© Marcus Nilsson

Grill pieces of chicken until crispy and nicely charred, then serve them alongside this terrific white sauce.

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Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken

Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken
© Quentin Bacon

Crushed red pepper and ancho chile powder bring the heat in this crowd-pleasing chicken recipe.

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Twice-Glazed Asian Barbecued Chicken

Instead of the usual smoky-sweet tomato-based barbecue sauce, this Asian-style version uses oyster sauce, soy sauce and roasted garlic, with toasted black peppercorns added for heat.

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Chicken Wings with Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Chicken Wings with Molasses Barbecue Sauce
© John Kernick

These super-flavorful crusty wings are fantastic with this sweet-and-sticky barbecue sauce.

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Grilled Chicken with Sweet Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Sweet Mustard Barbecue Sauce
© Reed Davis

A sweet mustard glaze gives this grilled chicken a crisp coating. The chickens need to marinate overnight so plan accordingly.

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Mango BBQ Chicken

Mango BBQ Chicken

Sweeten up your BBQ marinade with fresh mango—guaranteed to please guests at any cookout.

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Glazed Chicken Breasts with Coffee BBQ Sauce

Coffee BBQ Chicken
© Anna Williams

The coffee in this barbecue sauce adds smokiness and depth. It's also wonderful with pork and lamb, as well as with chicken.

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Indian Barbecue Chicken

Indian Barbecue Chicken. Photo © John Kernick
© John Kernick

This sweet and tangy chicken recipe blends tamarind and other Indian flavors into a molasses barbecue sauce.

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Smoky Barbecued Chicken

Smoky BBQ Chicken
© James Baigrie

This amber-colored chicken is incredibly delicious thanks to an overnight marinade, a spice-and-sugar rub, a sweet-sour mop and four hours on the grill.

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Smokin' Sweet Chicken Wings with Cherry Barbecue Glaze

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Cherry preserves with habanero chile create a fabulously sticky, sweet and spicy glaze for grilled chicken wings. Glaze them just before serving so the sugars don't burn.

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BBQ Baked Chicken

BBQ Baked Chicken
© Kristen Stevens

This simple recipe pairs baked chicken with a sweet and tangy sauce.

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