Bashed BBQ Chicken

  • Date August 27, 2013
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My first guest poster! My husband has been making amazing BBQ chicken for years and I asked him if he would write up his own recipe for Pinks Pantry. So here you have it! Enjoy as much as I do when I get to eat this delicious chicken! And stay tuned, because his miso glazed salmon recipe is coming up soon!

Guest Post: Brett's Bashed BBQ Chicken

Let’s be honest…BBQ chicken breasts are often as dry as Grandmas turkey.  One of my favorite recipes is pulled pork which I brine for 24 hours as the pork would be too tough if I didn’t.  Well lets brine the chicken…really lets brine everything!


  • 2-4 chicken breasts
  • 1.5 tablespoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Corn Syrup or Maple Syrup
  • Hot Sauce
  • Seasoning Salt


1. Beat

To even out the meat, pound it to about 1/2 inch thickness.  You can use the bottom of a glass or a proper meat mallet (Erinn has never bought me one).  This will allow brine to permeate the meat quickly.

2. Brine 

To brine the chicken, dissolve 1-1/2 tablespoons table salt with 2 tablespoons of sugar in 6 cups of cold water.  Make sure to brine for at least 30 minutes.

3. Brush 

Remove from brine and dry off breasts.  Toss the breasts in a table spoon of corn syrup.  

4. BBQ 

Put breast on the bbq for 30 seconds so that the corn syrup can caramelize.  Then brush on hot sauce and sprinkle with seasoning salt.  Don’t over cook,  they should only take about 6 minutes (3 minutes each) over direct heat.

Desired BBQ Temperature is 400'

Cook 3 minutes each side












Serve with more hot sauce: 

Wife Friendly Version:

Erinn is usually inside creating the sides to the chicken. Tonight she served it with some leftover acorn squash and a cabbage, goat cheese salad.

She didn't make a wife friendly version, just used less cheese and less chicken and put hers in a bowl as she loves her salads!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I made your chicken recipe last night and I have to
say it was great.
Very simple to make, very tender and a very nice flavour.
I cant wait to put some on my next bbq and see what my friends say.