Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken | The Butcher's Wife

Sweet Baby Ray’s Chicken

Chicken has never been better than when you use Sweet Baby Ray’s sauces to make the best easy chicken you will ever eat! The recipe is simple but delicious!

Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken |

I love Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce but have you tried their other sauces? WOW there are some that are super good! This recipe uses not just one sauce but three Sweet Baby Ray’s Sauces. The flavor is amazing for this grilled, baked or smoked chicken and the recipe is super easy. Giving you an easy chicken marinade and sauce for the best chicken you will ever eat!

DISCLAIMER: I am not getting paid to promote or use Sweet Baby Ray’s Sauces. The name for this recipe is used because it uses 3 Sweet Baby Ray’s Sauces (they are the BEST)!

The Three Sweet Baby Ray Sauces

The three Sweet Baby Ray’s Sauces I use blend together perfectly. I use Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet Teriyaki Sauce, Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, and Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing Sauce.

Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken - 3 sauce chicken

These 3 sauces come together to make the most amazing sauce for your chicken. The sauce is sweet, with a tangy note and a bit of heat. You can adjust the amount of each sauce to your liking.

The Chicken

I always use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I am not a fan of bone-in chicken. I don’t care if bone-in chicken is more tender and juicy – I just can’t eat it (unless it’s a chicken wing)! You can use any type of chicken you prefer, bone-in or boneless.

I use about 1 1/2 lbs of chicken breasts for this recipe, but it easily could marinate up to 2 pounds of chicken. This amount of chicken gave me roughly 6 pieces of chicken but can vary depending on how big your chicken pieces are.

Make sure your chicken (if using boneless chicken breasts) is pounded out to about the same thickness or sliced thinner so they are the same thickness. This will help with them cooking evenly. If you have a chicken breast that is thicker on one end and thinner on the other end you will have to cook it long enough so the thickest part reaches 165 degrees. This will leave you with dry chicken because the thinner portion of chicken will get done cooking before the thicker portion.

The Sauce/Marinade

This easy Sweet Baby Ray’s Chicken is made with the 3 sauces and that is it! Just add all three sauces to a bowl or glass measuring cup and whisk or stir them together. Adjust the sauces as needed to your liking.

Put your chicken into a zip top bag, pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag, letting most of the air out of the bag. Then, squish the chicken around in the bag to make sure the chicken is evenly covered in the marinade.

Place the chicken in the zip top bag on a plate or in a dish (so it doesn’t leak) and then let it marinate in your fridge.

Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken in a zip top bag for marinating

I let my chicken marinade in the sauce for at least 6 hours or overnight. It will soak up all the good flavor and leave you with a juicy flavorful chicken breast.

Grilling/Smoking/Oven Baked/Stove-Top

Sweet Baby Ray’s Chicken can be grilled, smoked, cooked stove-top or oven baked. No matter how this easy chicken is cooked, it is amazing!

Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken

Grilling: Heat your grill on medium heat. Place the marinated chicken on the grill for about 20 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through cooking. The chicken is done when the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Smoking: Heat your smoker to 400 degrees. Place the chicken on our smoker and let it smoke for about 20 minutes, flipping it half way through cooking. It is done once the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Oven Baked: Heat your oven to 400 degress. Line a sheet pan or baking sheet with parchment paper, or grease your pan. Place the chicken on the pan and bake for about 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Stove- Top: Heat a skillet with about 1 tablespoon of oil. Place your chicken in the skillet and let it cook for about 8-10 minutes on each side. It is done when the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken on the smoker

Serving Sweet Baby Ray’s Chicken

After your chicken has cooked it is time to eat! I always make some extra sauce/marinade for dipping.

We love to have some grilled garlic bread, corn on the cob, a loaded baked potato and a side salad with this chicken.

Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken served with garlic bread, corn on the cob and a loaded baked potato
Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken | The Butcher's Wife

This chicken is also great in sandwiches, or wraps!

For some other great chicken recipes try my Taco Chicken, or my Mexican Chicken Marinade.

For some other meaty recipes try my : Whole Chicken on The Smoker, or my Tri-Tip on The Smoker.

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Sweet Baby Ray’s Chicken

Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken is easy and simple! Using 3 Sweet Baby Ray's Sauces you will end up with the most amazing grilled, smoked, oven baked or stove-top chicken! It's a little sweet, a little tangy, a little spicy and super delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, easy recipes, fast and easy, grilled, oven baked, smoked
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 6 hours
Servings 6 servings
Author Beth, The Butcher’s Wife

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breasts *the marinade will work for up to 2 lbs of chicken

The Sauce/Marinade

  • 1/3 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Teriyaki Sauce *16 oz. bottle – you will not use it all
  • 1/3 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce *14 oz. bottle – you will not use it all
  • 1/3 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Buffalo Wing Sauce *16 oz. bottle – you will not use it all

Instructions

  • Make sure your chicken is pounded out to an even thickness for cooking. I cut my chicken breasts into smaller pieces and make sure they are fairly even in thickness throughout each piece. I get about 6 pieces out of 1 1/2 pounds of chicken (this will vary depending on how big or small your pieces of chicken are).
  • Mix your 3 sauces in a small dish or a large measuring cup. You can make more sauce/marinade if you are using more chicken or if you feel like you need more sauce for marinating. Just add equal parts of each sauce. Adjust the sauces to your liking, adding more or less of any of them.
  • Place your chicken in a zip top bag. Pour the sauce over the chicken, and seal the bag (letting out as much air as you can). Squish the chicken around to get the sauce evenly spread on all of the chicken. Place your zip top bag of chicken in a dish or on a plate in case it leaks.
  • Place the chicken in your fridge and let it marinate 6 hours or even overnight.

When the chicken is done marinating, you can cook it one of the following ways:

    Grilling The Chicken

    • Heat your grill on medium heat. Grill your chicken for about 20 minutes, flipping it half way through cooking. It is done once the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

    Smoking The Chicken

    • Heat your smoker to 400 degrees. Place the chicken on your smoker and let it smoke for about 20 minutes, flipping it half way through cooking. It is done once the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

    Oven Baked Chicken

    • Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease the pan. Place the chicken on your baking sheet and let it cook for about 20 minutes, flipping it half way through cooking. It is done once the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

    Stove-Top Chicken

    • In a large skillet over medium heat, add about 1 tablespoon of oil. Cook your chicken on each side for 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. If the chicken is cooking too fast, lower the heat.

    Serving Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken

    • Once your chicken is cooked, it is time to eat! I love to make extra sauce for dipping but this is optional.
      Serve your chicken with garlic bread, steamed veggies, corn on the cob, a side salad or a loaded baked potato.

    Notes

    You can use any type of chicken if you don’t like boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
    This easy chicken is great even if you don’t have time to marinate the the chicken.  Just slather on the sauce and cook it.
    You can baste your chicken at the end of cooking with extra sauce.
    I always make more sauce for dipping. I make it separate from the marinating sauce and any basting sauce. NEVER REUSE THE LEFTOVER MARINATING SAUCE FOR DIPPING OR OTHER THINGS!  THROW IT AWAY!
    This chicken is amazing in salads, sandwiches and wraps!

    Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken | The Butcher's Wife
    Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken | The Butcher's Wife
    Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken | The Butcher's Wife

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