Grilled BBQ Chicken

Try this simple recipe for Grilled BBQ Chicken using my favorite organic BBQ Sauce, the Kinder's Organic Mild BBQ Sauce! Serve this up with homemade bread and in season fruit like watermelon for a simple and easy summer dinner!

If you love grilling, be sure to check out my Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken, Grilled Turkey Burgers, or my Salsa Verde Burger Bowls.

platter of grilled bbq chicken

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Summer isn't complete unless you've made Grilled BBQ Chicken at least a dozen times. Have you used your grill yet? If not, this is your reminder! So today I'm sharing a super basic recipe for Grilled BBQ Chicken. We make this recipe all the time during the summer months, and it's just so simple and so delicious!

You can use any kind of BBQ sauce you like, but I am going to share my favorite with you. The one we use all the time is Kinder's Organic Mild BBQ Sauce. I always have this BBQ sauce in my fridge. I love Kinder's, they make really good organic sauces and spices. I'm always happy with their products, and they have so many organic options. If you haven't tried their products before, I highly recommend it. But, if you like spicy or like to use a specific BBQ sauce, you can use any kind of BBQ sauce with this recipe. And try making my Brioche Buns so you have an easy summer dinner with chicken, rolls and fresh fruit!

grilled bbq chicken on a platter

How to Make Grilled BBQ Chicken

Step 1

In a large bowl, add the drumsticks and BBQ sauce and toss to coat completely. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 2

Heat grill to 350°F. We have a Monument Grills 4 Burner Gas Grill, so what I do is turn on all four burners, this helps heat the entire grill.

Step 3

Put chicken on, and then I turn the burner directly under the chicken down to low heat. Leaving additional burners (not under chicken) medium to keep the grill around 350°F to 375°F. This prevents the chicken from burning, but still allowing for a nice char, and cooking thoroughly. Continue to cook for 30 to 40 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165°F.

Step 4

Remove from the grill, cover with a piece of foil until ready to serve.

Tools Needed

Mixing Bowl

platter of grilled bbq chicken

FAQ's

Can I use a different kind of chicken?

If you want to use chicken breasts or thighs, you can do that too! Any type of chicken will work with this recipe.

Do I need to marinate the chicken?

This step is optional, but I find it really gives it much more flavor! But, if you're in a hurry, feel free to brush on your BBQ sauce and just start grilling. It will still be delicious!

What can I serve Grilled BBQ Chicken with?

This is a summer staple in my house because we're always trying to take advantage of grilling season! I love serving this Grilled BBQ Chicken with salad for a light lunch or dinner. Some of my favorites include Real Simple Corn Salad, Easy Blueberry Kale Salad, and Healthy Ranch Pasta Salad. You can serve it with rolls, like my Brioche Buns, and of course fresh in season fruit like watermelon, pineapple, or berries!

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

grilled bbq chicken with watermelon and roll on a plate
grilled bbq chicken on a platter

Grilled BBQ Chicken

Mimi Council
This easy Grilled BBQ Chicken recipe is one you can make over and over again. I love using Kinder's Organic Mild BBQ Sauce, but you can use any kind of BBQ sauce you like!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinating Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 6 servings
Calories 283 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • ½ cup BBQ Sauce

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the drumsticks and BBQ sauce and toss to coat completely.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Heat grill to 350°F. We have a Monument Grills 4 Burner Gas Grill, so what I do is turn on all four burners, this helps heat the entire grill.
  • Put chicken on, and then I turn the burner directly under the chicken down to low heat. Leaving additional burners (not under chicken) medium to keep the grill around 350°F to 375°F. This prevents the chicken from burning, but still allowing for a nice char, and cooking thoroughly.
  • Continue to cook for 30 to 40 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165°F.
  • Remove from the grill, cover with a piece of foil until ready to serve.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 27gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 404mgPotassium: 394mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 123IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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