During the workweek, you want a meal you can make in a snap and won’t break the bank. The Quick BBQ Chicken | $5 Meal has you covered on both fronts! It’s tangy, smoky, and sweet as only the best barbeque can be, and the chicken is cooked to tender excellence! The Quick BBQ Chicken | $5 Meal is affordable, delicious, and only takes 30 minutes to make. You’ll be amazed at what you can do in so little time!

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  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound chicken, boneless and skinless, and pounded to a 1/2-3/4 inch thickness
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce


Step 1 –Combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with the spice blend.

Step 2 –Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the cooking oil and swirl to coat the surface of the skillet.

Step 3 –Add the seasoned chicken and cook on each side until well browned and cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 5-7 minutes on each side.

Step 4 –Turn the heat off and brush both sides of the chicken with BBQ sauce.

Step 5 –Let the chicken rest five minutes before slicing and serving.