BBQ Chicken Steaks

  • 15MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 319KCAL
Easy Peasy BBQ Chicken Steaks pinchofnom.com
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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories319
  • Carbs11g
  • Protein29g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

A lot of people may be wary of cooking chicken on the barbecue, so we thought we’d show you just how easy it is to make tasty and slimming BBQ food like these BBQ Chicken Steaks.

We’ve cooked our BBQ Chicken Steaks on a charcoal grill as we just love that smokiness that charcoal brings to the flavour!

Serve these BBQ Chicken Steaks with a fresh salad, yoghurt dip or even chilli sauce to make a really tasty meal that’s low on calories and Points!

What diets are these BBQ Chicken Steaks suitable for?

These BBQ Chicken Steaks are suitable for gluten free diets.

They can be made suitable for dairy free diets as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Fat free natural yoghurt

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this BBQ Chicken Steaks recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of these BBQ Chicken Steaks if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of these BBQ Chicken Steaks if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of these BBQ Chicken Steaks if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these BBQ Chicken Steaks?

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We didn’t just cook these on any old BBQ, we cooked them on a Char-Broil Gas2Coal BBQ!

With the Char-Broil Gas2Coal BBQ you get the best of both worlds as you can use it either with or without charcoal.

Simply load the tray with charcoal, light the gas for 15 minutes and there you have it– your charcoal is lit and ready to grill

How many calories are in these BBQ Chicken Steaks?

There are 319 calories per portion in these BBQ Chicken Steaks, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These BBQ Chicken Steaks are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

To make the Garlic and Herb Chicken Steaks

Step 1

Mix together the garlic and herb seasoning, lemon juice and yoghurt in a decent sized bowl.

Step 2

Put one of the chicken breasts on a chopping board (thick part furthest away from you). Place one hand on top of the chicken and slice through the middle of the breast, horizontally with a sharp knife. Don’t slice all the way through. If you do you won’t be able to open it out and flatten it slightly. Repeat this with the remaining chicken.

Step 3

Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and coat them well.

Step 4

Take the chicken out of the bowl, put them in an airtight bag and refrigerate for at least an hour (or until you’re ready to use them).

Step 5

Cook on the BBQ for about 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Check the temperature using a food thermometer (the meat should reach 170°F or 75°C) and make sure it’s not pink inside before serving.

To make the Cajun Chicken Steaks

Step 1

Mix together the cajun seasoning, lime juice, yoghurt and tomato puree in a decent sized bowl.

Step 2

Place one of the chicken breasts on a chopping board, with the thick part furthest away from you. Put one hand on top of the chicken, then using a sharp knife slice through the middle of the breast horizontally. Don’t slice all the way through as you want to open out the breast and flatten it slightly. Do the same with the remaining chicken.

Step 3

Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and coat them well.

Step 4

Take the chicken out of the bowl, put them in an airtight bag and refrigerate for at least an hour (or until you’re ready to use them).

Step 5

Cook on the BBQ for about 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Check the temperature using a food thermometer (the meat should reach 170°F or 75°C) and make sure it’s not pink inside before serving.

To make the Tikka Chicken Steaks

Step 1

Mix together the tikka seasoning, lemon juice, yoghurt and tomato puree in a decent sized bowl.

Step 2

Place one of the chicken breasts on a chopping board, with the thick part furthest away from you. Put one hand on top of the chicken, then using a sharp knife slice through the middle of the breast horizontally. Don’t slice all the way through as you want to open out the breast and flatten it slightly. Do the same with the remaining chicken.

Step 3

Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and coat them well.

Step 4

Take the chicken out of the bowl, put them in an airtight bag and refrigerate for at least an hour (or until you’re ready to use them).

Step 5

Cook on the BBQ for about 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Check the temperature using a food thermometer (the meat should reach 170°F or 75°C) and make sure it’s not pink inside before serving.

What could I serve with these BBQ Chicken Steaks?

These BBQ Chicken Steaks work really well when served alongside any of the following accompaniments:

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How do you know when these BBQ Chicken Steaks are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these BBQ Chicken Steaks on the BBQ for around 8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep BBQ Chicken Steaks in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of these BBQ Chicken Steaks in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze BBQ Chicken Steaks?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do you reheat BBQ Chicken Steaks?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

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  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 319
  • Carbs 11G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

Garlic and herb seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Italian mixed herbs
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

tikka seasoning

  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1.5 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

For the cajun chicken

  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning we use Tesco Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 lime juice only
  • 2 tbsp fat free natural yoghurt
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the garlic and herb chicken

  • 2 tsp garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1/2 lemon juice only
  • 2 tbsp fat free natural yoghurt
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the tikka chicken

  • 2 tsp tikka seasoning
  • 2 tbsp fat free yoghurt
  • 1/2 lemon juice only
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

To make the garlic and herb chicken steaks
  1. Mix together the garlic and herb seasoning, lemon juice and yoghurt in a decent sized bowl.
  2. Place one of the chicken breasts on a chopping board, with the thick part furthest away from you. Put one hand on top of the chicken, then using a sharp knife slice through the middle of the breast horizontally. Don't slice all the way through as you want to open out the breast and flatten it slightly. Do the same with the remaining chicken.
  3. Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and coat them well.
  4. Remove the chicken from the bowl, place them in an airtight bag and refrigerate for at least an hour (or until you're ready to use them).
  5. Spray the chicken with some low calorie cooking spray, then cook on the BBQ for about 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Check the temperature using a food thermometer (the meat should reach 170°F or 75°C) and make sure it isn't pink inside before serving.
To make the cajun chicken
  1. Mix together the cajun seasoning, lime juice, tomato puree and yoghurt in a decent sized bowl.
  2. Place one of the chicken breasts on a chopping board, with the thick part furthest away from you. Put one hand on top of the chicken, then using a sharp knife slice through the middle of the breast horizontally. Don't slice all the way through as you want to open out the breast and flatten it slightly. Do the same with the remaining chicken.
  3. Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and coat them well.
  4. Remove the chicken from the bowl, place them in an airtight bag and refrigerate for at least an hour (or until you're ready to use them).
  5. Spray the chicken with some low calorie cooking spray, then cook on the BBQ for about 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Check the temperature using a food thermometer (the meat should reach 170°F or 75°C) and make sure it isn't pink inside before serving.
To make the tikka chicken
  1. Mix together the tikka seasoning, lemon juice and yoghurt in a decent sized bowl.
  2. Place one of the chicken breasts on a chopping board, with the thick part furthest away from you. Put one hand on top of the chicken, then using a sharp knife slice through the middle of the breast horizontally. Don't slice all the way through as you want to open out the breast and flatten it slightly. Do the same with the remaining chicken.
  3. Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and coat them well.
  4. Remove the chicken from the bowl, place them in an airtight bag and refrigerate for at least an hour (or until your ready to use them).
  5. Spray the chicken with some low calorie cooking spray, then cook on the BBQ for about 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Check the temperature using a food thermometer (the meat should reach 170°F or 75°C) and make sure it isn't pink inside before serving.

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EmmaMonday 20th January 2020

For the cajun chicken it says lime juice in the ingredients list but in the instructions it says lemon? Which is it please

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Emma, the cajun chicken uses lime juice this has now been amended sorry for the confusion.

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Rob HolmesFriday 14th December 2018

The recipe ingredients mentions 1/2 Lemon Juice only…. is that half a lemon, or 1/2 tbsp or 1-2? Could you please explain further. Thank you

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    LisaMonday 22nd April 2019

    In the cajun chicken recipe it says tomato puree in the ingredients but I can not see it in the instructions part?

    Lisa

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      CateFriday 26th April 2019

      Hi Lisa,

      Well spotted! It should be in Step 1, I’ve updated it now for you!

      Hope that helps! 🙂

JoWednesday 4th April 2018

Could you cook these in the oven please and if so, should I just put them in uncovered, or covered with foil? What temperature and time would you recommend? Looking for something to go with the orzo salad. ☺️ Thank you. x

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Laura KeeneyFriday 23rd March 2018

Hi could you freeze the chicken with the marinade before you cook it or is it better fresh?

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