Super Simple BBQ Chicken Tenders

The recipe below includes separately measured ingredients to make both vinaigrette and BBQ sauce. You could substitute one or both with your favorite store-bought brands.



  1. Marinate chicken at least 4 hours in advance or up to 2 days: Combine olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and herbs if using. Place chicken in a casserole dish with a lid (or zip-top bag) and pour marinade over the top. Flip after 2 hours. Refrigerate until ready to cook.
  2. Prepare BBQ sauce. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, olive oil, mustard, honey and ketchup. Stir well.
  3. Cook chicken: Heat grill on medium-high. Remove chicken from fridge and allow to come to a warmer temperature (cold meat doesn’t cook evenly). Rub off excess marinade with a paper towel or simply scrape each chicken tender against the side of your dish. Using tongs, place each chicken tender on the grill. Close the lid. Cook for 2 minutes. Flip, use a brush to baste each piece with BBQ sauce. Flip. Baste this side. Repeat one more time on both sides.
  4. Chicken is finished when the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F. About 12 minutes.
  5. Place on a platter and cover with foil for 5 minutes before serving.