One of the best things about summer is firing up the grill and preparing a mouth-watering dinner for your friends and family to enjoy. And, of course, BBQ chicken is a favourite for many people!

Whether you want to prepare a delicious new recipe on your BBQ grill or wondering what to do with the leftovers from yesterday’s BBQ party, these 8 BBQ chicken dinner ideas are for you.

Homemade barbecue sauce recipe

You can baste the chicken with BBQ sauce from a bottle as you grill it. But you can also prepare homemade barbecue sauce, ideally a day before, to delight your guests.

Simply saute two garlic cloves with butter in a saucepan. Then, add a cup of ketchup, ¼ cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup of chilli sauce, two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, ½ tablespoon of salt, and a dash of hot pepper sauce.

Bring to a boil and use this delicious sauce to baste your chicken.

Southern BBQ chicken

There are different ways to prepare chicken in a built in grill. For moist and tender Southern BBQ chicken, start by forming a paste with two garlic cloves, two tablespoons of brown sugar, two tablespoons of salt, and one tablespoon of black pepper.

Place this paste in a plastic bag with the chicken pieces you choose and let them marinate for at least 8 hours.

Before grilling your chicken, heat ¾ cup of ketchup, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce in a saucepan. Use it to baste your meat as you cook it.

Glazed chicken wings

Glazed chicken wings are a fun BBQ chicken dinner idea that everyone loves. Simply place your chicken wings in a plastic bag with your favourite BBQ sauce and let them marinate in your fridge for at least 4 hours.

Cook the chicken wings on your grill until the juices run clear and baste them with more BBQ sauce. Glazed chicken wings will be delicious when served with ranch dressing and grilled potatoes. However, you can also serve them with grilled corn on the cob or a fresh salad.

Shredded BBQ chicken sandwich

If you cooked moist, tender BBQ chicken on your grill, you probably wouldn’t have many leftovers. But what if you do? You could prepare shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches for dinner! Simply shred your chicken leftovers with a fork and heat them in a skillet with butter and BBQ sauce.

The shredded chicken can then be served on grilled burger buns or between two grilled slices of bread. This dinner can be completed with a green salad, mashed potatoes, or your favourite side dish.

BBQ chicken quesadillas

How about using your leftover BBQ chicken to prepare chicken quesadillas for dinner tonight? It will be quick, easy, and delicious.

Place one tortilla in a skillet and melt butter for each quesadilla. Top it with shredded cheese, diced BBQ chicken, chopped onions, and more shredded cheese. You can pour more BBQ sauce over your chicken if you want to.

Press down a second tortilla on top and heat the quesadilla on both sides until the cheese melts.

BBQ chicken quiche or omelet

Quiches and omelets are often eaten for breakfast but can make a delicious and light dinner. You can prepare your quiche or omelet with big chunks of BBQ chicken, eggs, cream, cheese, and perhaps even bacon bits.

The next time you grill BBQ chicken, you might even grill more than necessary on purpose, just so you can enjoy this dinner with your leftovers later in the day.

BBQ chicken pasta bake

When looking for BBQ chicken dinner ideas, pasta dinners are inevitable. A pasta bake is always quick and easy to prepare, and it’s a wonderful way to enjoy any leftover chicken you might have.

Simply combine cooked pasta, diced chicken, your favourite chopped veggies, cream, and plenty of grated and parmesan cheese in a large baking dish. Be sure to top the dish with more shredded cheese. Bake in your oven until the cheese on top is golden.

BBQ chicken salad

Finally, you could use your leftover chicken to prepare a flavourful and nutritious salad for a delicious weeknight dinner. Salads are healthy and easy to prepare since you can make them with your favourite ingredients.

Combine cold chicken with chopped lettuce, beans, shredded cheese, tortilla strips, and all your favourite veggies for a delicious BBQ chicken salad. You can also add fruits to the mix! Top your salad with ranch dressing and BBQ sauce, and enjoy.

Published by HOLR Magazine.

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