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 15 minutes.
  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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