Quick Barbecued Chicken


Quick Barbecued Chicken

16 Min

When it comes to barbecued chicken, everybody has a favorite. Here's how to satisfy them all with a basic chicken and sauce. Slather away!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • barbecue sauce

What to Do

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, place the chicken in a microwave-safe 9" x 13" baking dish and season with the salt and pepper. Cover and microwave at 80% power for 8 minutes.
  3. Select barbecue sauce.
  4. Place the chicken on the grill and baste with barbecue sauce; cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until no pink remains in the chicken and its juices run clear, basting frequently with the remaining sauce.


Although this recipe calls for firing up the grill to finish cooking the chicken and give it that rich, barbecued flavor, we use the microwave to partially cook the chicken first, saving us both time and effort. And we all know how helpful that is!

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I have always partially pre-cooked my chicken this way. I can vouch for this time-saving step!


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