Crack BBQ Chicken

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Total Time:
Level: Easy
Yield: 8 Servings


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded 1/4” thick
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c. barbecue sauce
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. In a large Ziploc bag, place chicken and pound until 1/4” thick. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together water, salt, and sugar until combined. Pour brine into Ziploc and refrigerate at least 15 minutes but preferably 2 hours
  2. Remove chicken from brine and discard liquid.
  3. Heat grill to medium. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Grill 6 minutes per side.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, lime juice, and garlic. Baste chicken, flipping occasionally, until caramelized and cooked through.

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