Perdue’s Favorite Sweet and Smokey Chicken - A Family Feast

Perdue’s Favorite Sweet and Smoky Chicken

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: entree
  • Method: grilled, roasted
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Few grinds fresh black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for grill grates
  • Sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt


  1. Preheat your grill to about 425-450 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the skin of the chicken breasts.
  3. Brush the vegetable oil over the grill grates and place the chicken skin side down. Do not touch for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 more minutes. Then move the breasts to an upper rack of the grill, close the cover and cook for ten minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, mix ketchup, maple syrup, vinegar, mustard, liquid smoke and salt.
  5. Brush on sauce to coat, close cover and cook for ten more minutes.
  6. Check for doneness by poking meat. If it springs back, it is done.
  7. Remove from grill and brush on more sauce.
  8. Serve remaining sauce with chicken.

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