Barbecued Chicken Tenders

In less than twenty four hours, I have walked into TWO spider webs.  And I may have screamed both times.  The first time I was with my mom, and she got worried (obviously when your daughter screams out in fear you pay attention), then I showed her what happened and she laughed at me.  Thanks, mom.  The second time was this morning, walking to my car, a spider had built a nice little HUGE web between my driver’s side door and another person’s passenger side door.  Thankfully, I managed not to spill my coffee all over my clothes in my freak-out.

I don’t know why I decided to tell that story, but it’s recent and on my mind, so there ya go.  However, I do have good news – like this barbecued chicken tenders recipe from my favourite lady, Martha Stewart!  The thing is – it is really, really a stretch to refer to this as a “recipe.”  It’s basically: buy chicken and barbecue sauce, baste chicken with sauce, and grill.  No fancy marinade, no super secret weapon homemade BBQ sauce…just simple and to the point!

That being said, sometimes you need something just that quick and yet tasty for a weeknight meal.  Bonus: it’s an excuse to use my favourite Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce!  Normally I just buy the plain SBR’s, but recently I had bought a special honey chipotle flavour and it is sooooo good!  It is not too sweet (for my liking) and not too spicy (for my husband’s liking).  Perfection. =)

Side note: they only look burnt, but really they weren’t! I just took a pic of the only parts that were charred-looking. Go me.


Barbecued Chicken Tenders

serves 2-3

-Vegetable oil, for the grates
-chicken tenders (I just cut 2 chicken breasts into tender-size, which created some leftovers, too!)
-Coarse salt and ground pepper
-1/4-1/2cu store-bought barbecue sauce

-Heat grill to medium-high; lightly oil grates.
-Place chicken in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pour some of the barbecue sauce over the chicken and toss to coat it well.
-Grill chicken, turning and basting occasionally with reserved basting sauce, about 8 to 10 minutes total. Remove chicken from grill and serve with any remaining barbecue sauce.


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