Best Ever BBQ Chicken

The BBQ sauce on this juicy grilled chicken is out-of-this world! We “wow” people with this recipe every summer during outdoor entertaining. I always double the sauce recipe to have extra on the side for dipping. The original recipe calls for 2 small boiler chickens quartered but we prefer using bone-in, skin on chicken breasts. Slow cooking on the grill gives it the best flavor. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do – it’s a favorite at this house.



  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 2teaspoons butter
  • 1cup Heinz ketchup (a must for us)
  • 1⁄4cup packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄4cup chili sauce (Heinz is a good one)
  • 2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1⁄2-3⁄4tablespoon celery seed
  • 1tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1⁄2teaspoon salt
  • 2dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 8large chicken breast halves, bone-in with skin (a large family pack will usually have about 7-8 breasts.)


  • In a saucepan, saute the garlic in butter until tender.
  • Add the next 8 ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Grill the chicken, covered over medium heat for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Baste with sauce.
  • Grill 15 minutes longer or until juices run clear.
  • Continue basting and turning during the last 15 minutes of cooking.
  • Serve with any extra sauce you set aside for dipping.
    (The sauce is just that delicious!).

Smartpoints : 7
Servings : 8

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