You’re gonna LOVE this EASY grilled chicken basting sauce (only a few ingredients)! We’ve used the same recipe for over 50 years to grill fantastic chicken.You're gonna LOVE this EASY grilled chicken basting sauce (only a few ingredients)! We've used the same recipe for over 50 years to grill fantastic chicken.

Who doesn’t love a great grilled chicken dinner (well…aside from vegetarians, vegans…and chickens)? I know we sure do! My favorite way to grill chicken includes using this EASY recipe for Mom’s Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce!  It’s the BEST!

Once it gets warm enough to stand outside and fire up our BBQ, we routinely grill chicken THIS WAY!  My mom used this simple (yet packed with flavor) basting sauce on grilled chicken when I was growing up. I love grilling chicken with it to this very day! It’s probably the recipe from her that I use the most!

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How I Got This Simple Recipe

My Mom got the recipe from my Great Aunt a LONG LONG time ago (over 50 years ago), and who knows where my Great Aunt (a great cook) got the recipe from! You just need to know this recipe has been used faithfully by our family for well over 50 years!

Everyone seems to have their own favorite recipe for grilled chicken. This is mine, and it’s DELICIOUS!   This grilled chicken basting sauce is ridiculously EASY to make, completely FOOLPROOF, wildly INEXPENSIVE and completely LIP-SMACKIN’ DELICIOUS!

Does This Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce Have a LOT of Ingredients?

Thankfully, NO! The only spices you will need are celery salt, seasoning salt, coarse ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Once these common spices are mixed with melted butter… boom! You’ve got an absolutely incredible and EASY grilled chicken basting sauce!

Spices needed for grilled chicken basting sauce

Melt the butter on low heat, and then add the spices, and stir, to combine. See how incredibly FAST that was? Grab a pastry brush to apply the sauce to the meat, and you’re ready to BBQ! See how easy that is? Easy is GOOD. This grilled chicken basting sauce is GREAT!

Spices added to melted butter to make easy basting sauce for chicken

Cooking With The Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce

We like to cook our poultry using this grilled chicken basting sauce on our trusty Weber charcoal grill. The flavor from the sauce AND the briquettes are a winning combo!

Brush the pieces with the grilled chicken basting sauce (all sides of the chicken). Turn the chicken several times while it cooks! Continue to baste the chicken pieces with the sauce as they cook. The chicken will begin to have a lovely brown color on the outside as it grills!

Grilling chicken with easy basting sauce on Weber BBQ .

Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the grill.  See the lovely color on those pieces of chicken? That is because of the butter in the grilled chicken basting sauce! You really cannot believe how simple this is to make and how absolutely DELICIOUS the chicken tastes!

This poultry, seasoned with the grilled chicken basting sauce, is cooked and ready to eat!

Serve The Chicken – You’re Gonna LOVE It!

Now it’s time to serve a great tasting dinner! We had fresh asparagus and a nice baked potato with this delicious chicken dish. The chicken has tons of flavor, thanks to the yummy basting sauce, and pairs well with most side dishes!

Grilled chicken basting sauce covered chicken breast, served with baked potato and asparagus!

I really hope you will give this grilled chicken basting sauce a try. It’s fantastic (and did I mention just how easy it is)? Umm yeah, I did. Trust me…your grilled chicken dinner will be the better for it!

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Mom's Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Absolutely fantastic grilled chicken basting sauce! This recipe has been used by our family for over 50 years for perfect grilled chicken.
Category: Grilling Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled chicken basting sauce
Servings: 8 servings (coats 8 pcs. chicken)
Calories Per Serving: 75 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (3/4 stick) , melted
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp coarse grind black pepper
  1. Melt butter in small sauce pan (on low heat) until butter melts. Add remaining spices and stir until combined. Remove pan from heat.

  2. Using a pastry brush, spread sauce evenly over chicken pieces.
  3. Cook chicken pieces on grill, turning chicken and basting several times throughout the grilling process. Baste all sides of the chicken . Use all the sauce. Grill chicken until done. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

The amount of sauce (as written) will coat approximately 8 pieces of chicken. The caloric calculation is for 1/8 of the total sauce (only).

Nutrition Facts
Mom's Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 194mg8%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Mom’s Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce

    • Usually no. Just slather on the sauce. You can lightly salt the chicken if you want, but we usually just use the sauce liberally as it cooks, and find that is enough for us.

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