Barbecued Chicken Breasts

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"This is not only quick and easy but great tasting as well. Had I not tasted this delicious grilled chicken I likely would never have chosen to make a barbecue sauce that had horseradish as one of the ingredients. Enjoyed at a friends house, I just had to have the recipe. Love when good friends share! A year around favourite at our house, awesome on the barbecue as well the indoor grill or pan. Love that come mid winter, it gives me that wonderful taste of summer I miss during our long cold winters."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (150.5 g)
  • Calories 238.2
  • Total Fat - 4.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 96.4 mg
  • Sodium - 229.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 9.5 g
  • Protein - 35.6 g
  • Calcium - 24.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Sauce, in a small saucepan combine ketchup, cider vinegar, horseradish, brown sugar, minced garlic, thyme and black pepper; whisk together to mix ingredients.

Step 2

Bring to a boil over medium/low heat. Cook about five minutes until thickened. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Brush chicken breasts with sauce (both sides) and place in foil lined pan

Step 4

Broil or grill basting with remaining sauce until no longer pink in centre. Allow to stand five minutes before serving


No special items needed.

39 Reviews


We really enjoyed this nice BBQ Sauce. It's so easy to whip up quickly as well. The addition of prepared horseradish really deepens the flavour profile. Don't be hesitant to use it, as this ingredient is what really sets this unique recipe apart. I went fully in + with a generous (heaping) Tbsp. of extra-hot prepared horseradish, and the result for us was fabulous with a nice gentle heat we enjoy which balanced the other ingredients. Using regular prepared horseradish won't likely bring any heat - our jar was just extra-hot as it's what's in our fridge. Because I'm in experimental mode, I tried the air frying method. I paper towel patted and pressed the spread out thawed b/s chicken thighs and lightly misted each side with canola oil. Laid the plain thighs (no BBQ sauce yet) in the grill basket of the Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 grill. Our poultry laid out was not that thick. Pre-heated 360F and grilled for approximately 7 minutes, then flipped them over and grilled same way for another approximately 7 minutes. You can check chicken thigh internal temp at this point (a little higher at 170F-175F is sometimes recommended for thighs). I then generously slathered this tasty BBQ sauce on one side, air fried same temp another couple of minutes, then flipped and slathered the other side and air fried another 2 minutes until total caramelization and crispy outside was perfect for us. These were tender and oh, so tasty. Our family really loved this and will keep it in our recipe files to make again and again. Served with fluffy rice, creamed spinach and fresh buttered rolls. Thanks, Gerry for posting this keeper.


review by:
(20 Jul 2022)


Don't let this recipe get lost in the shuffle. It is easy to make and delicious!


review by:
(8 Jan 2021)


I made this on my grill, not in the oven, so while it was cooking I kept spooning sauce over the top from time to time. The chicken was excellent and so moist and the sauce was wonderful! This is an awesome chicken meal and we will have it often on and off the grill!


review by:
(2 Aug 2018)


Delicious! I broiled the came out nice and time I'm going to use bone in skin on chicken and grill on the bbq...loved the sauce...made for "Bill Board" tag game...


review by:
(11 Apr 2016)


MMM-MMM-MMM this is some lip-smackin good chicken, the sauce is so good, we grilled the chicken and thoroughly enjoyed it, great recipe, thank you Gerry. I made this for the Billboard tag game


review by:
(16 Mar 2016)


Great chicken! We used the same amount of sauce for probably twice the amount of chicken specified. The chicken was very good and everyone enjoyed the meal. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(2 Jul 2015)

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