Honey Garlic Chicken Breast recipe
This is one of the most searched for grilled chicken breast recipes on the internet.
Of course, if you prefer you can use any of your favorite rubs and honey garlic sauces, or try this new Sticky Honey Garlic Sauce.
It's the same type of glaze and dipping sauce you've likely enjoyed on a Honey Garlic Chicken Wing recipe.
If you want to remove the skin for healthier eating then do so just before putting on the sauce.
And if you're making the Cajun rub and Honey Garlic barbecue sauce make a large enough batch of both to use for next time.
The rub lasts well in the cupboard in a sealed glass jar and the BBQ sauce lasts for several weeks in the refrigerator.
Serves: 2 - 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Direct Heat: 400F - 425F
Note: for best results marinate 1 hour up to overnight
Variation: Use commercial rub and sauce if you don't want to make your own (but that spoils half the fun!)
Place 1/2 tablespoon of Cajun rub recipe under the skin and rub over the flesh.
Put the skin back over the flesh.
Rub 1/2 tablespoon Cajun rub over the surface of the breast.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Variation: Try flavor infused oil such as lemon or basil for this recipe.
Remove the chicken breasts from the refrigerator and let stand 20 minutes covered.
Place the chicken skin side down (bone side up) on the grates and close the lid.
Flip the chicken breasts - they should have nice grill marks and the skin should be slightly crispy.
With a spoon or brush liberally slather Honey Garlic barbecue sauce over the top and sides of each chicken breast.
This chicken breast recipe calls for a 1/2 cup of sauce for 4 breasts but use more if you wish.
Close the lid and allow the barbecue sauce to carmelize on the chicken for another 20 - 25 minutes.
Remove when juices run clear (not pink) and internal temperature is at least 165F.
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