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baked chicken breasts covered with spicy bbq drizzle next to a garden salad on a marble background
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Spicy BBQ Chicken

This Spicy BBQ Chicken recipe is going to become your new favorite chicken dish! Chicken breasts are marinated in a spicy BBQ sauce mixture then cooked to perfection. Additional BBQ sauce is served over the chicken for some extra kick. But don’t stop there! Dip your fries in the sauce or use it as a salad dressing.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Marinating Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Chicken, Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breast recipes,, spicy bbq chicken sauce, spicy chicken, spicy chicken marinade
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 549kcal
Author: NicholeL


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup barbeque sauce
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Whisk together the sour cream, barbeque sauce, honey, hot sauce, garlic powder and paprika together in a medium bowl.
  • Pour half of the mixture into another bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Add the chicken breasts to a container or zip top bag along with the remainder of the marinade. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet to medium heat and brown the chicken on both sides, 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the chicken to an oven-safe dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken breasts reach 165 degrees F in the thickest part of the breast.
  • Drizzle reserved marinade on top of the chicken.


If you're not a fan of spice, reduce the hot sauce to 2 tablespoons. 
You can also grill the chicken, but the honey in the marinade may cause it to burn. 
Serve Spicy BBQ Chicken with mashed potatoes, rice, corn, salad or your favorite green veggies. 
Any remaining marinade (not what the chicken was soaked in) will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days. Dip fries into it, use it as a salad dressing or drizzle it over any other cooked protein like beef, pork or fish! 
Recipe Adapted from: Kylee Cooks 


Serving: 1 | Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 1085mg | Potassium: 1077mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 866IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg