Skillet Barbecued Chicken

Who says you have to go outside to make an amazing BBQ dinner? Not us! With our recipe for Skillet Barbecued Chicken you can cook up a summer favorite...indoors! So, whether it's snowing, raining, or you just don't feel like firing up the grill, this barbecue chicken recipe is just perfect. Trust us, every bite is lip-smackin' good.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup steak sauce
  • 3/4 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

What to Do

  1. In a large deep skillet over medium heat, melt butter; saute onion and garlic 5 to 7 minutes, or until onion is tender.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt then add it to skillet and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until browned on all sides.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well then pour over chicken.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 35 to 40 minutes, or until no pink remains in chicken, stirring occasionally.


  • If you love this stovetop bbq chicken recipe, then we suggest you check out our collection of Easy Skillet Meals. There's plenty of great ideas for tasty dinners like this one!


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