BBQ Glazed Chicken

Rubbed with spices and then smothered with barbeque sauce, this BBQ glazed chicken is quick, easy, and delicious.

Summer always makes me hungry for chicken glazed with barbeque sauce. We love it on the outdoor grill, but the weather has to cooperate. This recipe works anytime. It is ready in under 30 minutes and perfect for a weeknight dinner.


Chicken Breast: I use one large chicken breast sliced in half for the two of us.

Chili Powder: Chili powder is one of the favorite spices. I love the smoky, slightly spicy flavor it provides to so many of our recipes.

Paprika: Adds flavor and color to the chicken.

Salt & Black Pepper: Enhances the flavor of the chicken.

Garlic Powder: I love garlic with chicken. Fresh garlic would likely burn in this recipe so garlic powder is a great way to add that great flavor.

Butter & Olive Oil: Butter and olive oil are used together to cook the chicken perfectly. The butter makes it tender and flavorful and the olive oil gives the meat a nice sear.

BBQ Sauce: Your favorite barbeque sauce is the finishing touch for the chicken. We are big fans of the honey chipotle flavor from Sweet Baby Ray’s.


Slice the chicken breast in half length-wise to create two pieces. You will want to try to get them about the same size, so they cook at the same rate.

Combine the spice ingredients and rub all over the chicken.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet. I typically use a steel skillet for this recipe. Swirl to combine the oil and butter, then add the chicken.

Allow the chicken to sit on the first side until well browned. If you can’t easily flip the chicken, wait a few minutes. When the chicken is browned and seared, it will loosen and flip easily.

Once the chicken is flipped, allow it to cook on the other side. Brush the first side with your barbeque sauce. I like to flip and sauce both sides of the chicken. When the chicken is done and glazed with sauce, plate, and serve.

I like to serve BBQ glazed chicken with potatoes and a green vegetable. These parmesan garlic potatoes and sautéed Brussels sprouts were perfect!

BBQ Glazed Chicken

Tender chicken breast glazed with your favorite barbeque sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • cup barbecue sauce


  • Slice the chicken breast in half lengthwise.
  • Mix the chili powder, paprika, salt, garlic powder and black pepper in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on all surfaces of the chicken.
  • Heat the butter and olive oil in the skillet. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook on the first side until the chicken is well browned, about 8 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken pieces and allow to cook for about 6 minutes. Top each piece with about half of barbecue sauce. Flip once more and coat the other side of the chicken with barbecue sauce. Cook until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and serve.
Keyword Comfort, Hot, Quick

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