Ready in 1 hour
Very tasty, tender chicken, and easy to make.
"This is a favorite recipe of my wife and I! The chicken has an incredible flavor and it's so soft, it practically falls apart with a fork. The whole house also smells amazing while it's simmering.
I use lots of real butter and have no problems. The butter gives it an even better flavor. I love eating a few small pieces of chicken after it's browned in the butter."- DrCool
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Top-ranked recipe named "Stove Top Barbecue Chicken"
Heat the butter in a large sauce pan on medium high heat and coat the chicken with flour. Brown the chicken quickly on both sides in the butter until just golden brown. While the chicken is browning, mix and heat the barbecue sauce and water in a smaller saucepan. When the sauce is warm and the chicken is browned, add the sauce to the chicken, stirring gently to coat the chicken in the sauce. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about an hour or until the chicken is tender.
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DrCool 3 months agoThis is a favorite recipe of my wife and I! The chicken has an incredible flavor and it's so soft, it practically falls apart with a fork. The whole house also smells amazing while it's simmering. I use lots of real butter and have no problems. The butter gives it an even better flavor. I love eating a few small pieces of chicken after it's browned in the butter.
jillofspeed 4 months agoI've made this four or five times ~ always with ONLY real butter, no oil ~ never had any problem with the butter burning. Delicious every time.
Porpo83 8 months agoI browned the chicken in olive oil and butter pouring off any excess before adding sauce. It was delicious!
lindsaymariewall 10 months agoBest BBQ chicken recipe EVER! Even better than the grill!
ellenryan 10 months ago
kelseyrosewestbrook 1 year agoThis was delicious!! Husband and I loved it!! Def. Adding to our recipe book.. butter did not burn at all am the chicken was soooo tender!
hannahrush 1 year agoVery Good! I used bone-in chicken though, and still didn't have to cook it an hour. Probably that long a cook time for boneless chicken is a bit much. Next time I'm going to make this in the morning and reheat for supper as, with so many dishes, its flavor improves as it sits a while.
yerok18 2 years agoThis was really good! I did what some others did&cut the boneless chicken breasts into nuggets. Only thing I have a problem with is my breading became soggy&I'm not sure how to fix that?. Other than that it was overall delicious!!!
singleDADDYof3 2 years agoI used boneless breast cut up in nugget chunks, added 2 Tbs Johnnys seasoning and 2 Tbs Cayenne Pepper to the flour, chicken broth instead of water, and spicy BBQ sauce, came out perfectly spicy for our family, my 6 year old twin boys love it and asked for extra sauce on their plate, thanks for posting
Jules65 3 years agoThis chicken is so good and tender..loved it!!!
skeelon1215 3 years agoI made this the other night for my brother and I and it was really good. My brother, who is a VERY picky eater and VERY honest with culinary critiquing, loved it and said that I need to make it again. So i guess if he says its good, it has to be haha.
PRL182 4 years agoJust a side note. I cooked only 2 chicken breast so there was lots of sauce left. I am freezing it and next time I make Stove Top BBQ Chicken I will reuse the sauce by adding another cup of chicken stock or more if it needs it. Hats off from one Texas girl to another.
PRL182 4 years agoWhat a great recipe!! I tweaked it just a bit. I used bone-in, skin-on chicken breast, margarine instead of butter, homemade chicken stock instead of water and Kraft Cattleman BBQ sauce. OMG, I could have drank the sauce. I served it with Knorr Pasta Sides(chicken), tangy cucumber salad, Texas toast and lime sherbet with sugar cookies for dessert. This recipe works on so many levels: Only 5 ingredients, delicious and so-o-o-o easy only 15 minutes actual work time the rest of the time it simmers. I am giving you a medal. This one goes in the cookbook I am putting together for my girls. THANK YOU
Beachbumette 4 years agoI have been making this recipe for years and I have never used any oil, just butter. The butter has never burned, and it's a great recipe. 5 STARS!!
omeomy 4 years agoThankfully I knew enough to heat OIL first then add some butter! How come all these folks who raved about this recipe didn't notice the butter burning? As butter always will when it is heated hot enough to fry chicken. I want real recipes, not faux recipes from people who lack basic cooking knowledge.
panner 4 years agoI love the way the chicken browned up in the butter and I used some olive oil also. I also used Emeril's sweet BBQ Bam sauce. It is really awesome!! I definitely will use this one again, the real secret is browning the chicken first.
howdypumpkin 5 years agoThis was delicious - we want to try it using other sauces in the place of the bbq sauce. I'm sure you could make all kinds of wonderful variations on this!
jillofspeed 5 years agoEasy and delicious.
Beachbumette 6 years ago[I posted this recipe.]