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.
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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!
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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.

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Barbecued Chicken Tenders

serves 2-3

Ingredients:
-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

Directions:
-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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