Memphis Chicken Recipe


The Memphis chicken recipe is a delicious and flavorful dish that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. This recipe combines the smoky and tangy flavors of Memphis-style barbecue with tender and juicy chicken. It is perfect for a summer cookout or a weeknight dinner. The prep time for this dish is 10 minutes and the cook time is 25 minutes.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper to create a dry rub.
  3. Rub the dry rub all over the chicken breasts, making sure to coat them evenly.
  4. Place the chicken breasts on the preheated grill and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  5. While the chicken is cooking, in a small saucepan, heat the barbecue sauce over low heat until warmed through.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked, brush the barbecue sauce onto both sides of the chicken breasts.
  7. Continue to cook the chicken for an additional 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the sauce is caramelized and the chicken is fully cooked.
  8. Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  9. Serve the Memphis chicken hot with your favorite sides and enjoy!