Strawberry BBQ Chicken Recipe- If you like strawberries, you are going to LOVE my strawberry BBQ Sauce recipe. Spread this BBQ sauce over chicken or seafood and serve with Strawberry Salsa on the side. A great and easy grilling idea and perfect for parties and potlucks!

Strawberry BBQ Chicken

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Chicken, strawberry BBQ sauce, strawberry sauce recipe
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 440 kcal
Strawberry BBQ Chicken is a unique take on your classic BBQ Chicken recipe! Tangy strawberry BBQ Sauce pairs with fresh Strawberry Salsa and a cooling avocado cream sauce. 


Strawberry BBQ Chicken:

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries hulled and halved
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves micro-grated or finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil roughly chopped
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper

Avocado Sauce:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil minced
  • Strawberry Salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum boil, making sure to curl up the edges to catch all of the natural liquids.
  2. Place strawberries on pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until fragrant, soft and caramelized.
  3. Remove and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a medium sauce pan.
  4. Combine all remaining ingredients into the sauce pan and stir. Continue to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring periodically.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blend sauce until smooth. You can also transfer and blend in a food processor.
  6. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and heat grill to medium-high heat.
  7. Oil grates and place on indirect heat, turning very 5 minutes for 20 minutes.
  8. Start to baste lightly every 3 minutes, turning twice. To finish, transfer to direct heat and baste one more time. Make sure chicken reaches an internal temperture of 165 degrees. Chicken sizes can vary greatly and therefore, so can cooking time.
  9. Remove and allow to rest.
  10. Meanwhile, in a small food processor, blend avocado, plain Greek yogurt and fresh basil. You can also mash with a fork. Place into an airtight plastic bag, snip the corner and drizzle over plated chicken.
  11. Top with additional minced basil, if desired.
  12. If you've tried this recipe come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry BBQ Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 668mg29%
Potassium 839mg24%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 137.5mg167%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.