We have been using our grill more and more this summer as the days heat up and my interest in turning on our oven goes (way) down. We mainly go for grilled burgers or beer-can chicken (classy!), but I've been intent on cleaning out our freezer of late, so figured it was about time to grill up some chicken breasts. Barbecued chicken sounded like a good idea the other day, and it didn't disappoint. This recipe is really super-simple; just generously season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper, grill, and then just before the chicken is done, brush on your favorite barbecue sauce. My favorite bottled barbecue sauce of late has been American Stockyard Smoky Sweet, as it is quite tasty and its ingredient list is quite similar to the homemade bbq sauce I've made in the past. Happy grilling!
Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts with Barbecue Sauce
makes 3 servings
3 6-ounce boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts
freshly ground black pepper
1-2 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue sauce
1. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
2. Generously season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
3. Place the chicken on the grill and cook about 5-10 minutes per side. Continue cooking until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each chicken breast reads 160 degrees. Right before the chicken is done, brush both sides with barbecue sauce.
4. Serve immediately.