BBQ Chicken Marinade Recipe with Heinz

An essential BBQ Chicken Marinade Recipe made with Heinz. We use this all the time for BBQs and party food.

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The sun is shining and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. So it must definitely be time for a BBQ. I’ve been working with Heinz to create some delicious marinade perfect for using on chicken kebabs and sausages. We use this for a range of BBQ meats and it’s a really easy go to recipe for when we want a barbecue.

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Using the Heinz barbecue sauce I added a few extra flavours to get the best out of the sauce. Fresh lemon and chilli really compliment the smokey taste. It’s easy to make and can be used on chicken, beef and even tastes amazing with wild boar sausages! If I have a little extra time on my hands I also finely chop up an onion and soften it in a pan first and mix the sauce together with it. Delicious!

What is so versatile with this recipe is that it can be adapted to be used on all sorts of barbecue meats. Plus it can even be used on vegetable dishes, vegan burgers and tastes lovely with falafel too.

Vegetables that work really well with this marinade include;
sweetcorn on the cob
even over potatoes and chips.

For vegetables I would recommend using slightly less sauce so it’s bit more runny. It will coat the vegetables more easily and keep them juicy.

BBQ Chicken Marinade Recipe with Heinz

This so easy to make and takes only a few minutes. I love recipes which are quick like this. Especially in summer when there is stuff to do like enjoy a cocktail in the garden with friends. It’s a simple add everything to the bowl and mix together. Leave to soak in the flavour a bit.

Kebabs without kebab sticks

If you don’t have a kebab stick then don’t worry. Leave the slices a lot larger and cook in a hot pan or the BBQ still but on a hot plate. Like this they would taste great mixed into a delicious green leaf salad with cherry tomatoes and maybe some nuts and seeds if you like them. Non-kebabed chicken would taste really good in rolls or wraps too.

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Leave the marinade on the chicken for as long as you can – 1 hour is perfect, if you are more forward thinking and a better than planner than me you can do it the day before you need it.

You can also use extra for a dipping sauce when the meat is cooked (as long as it hasn’t touched any raw meat). Marinading meat is such a beautiful and easy way to take a BBQ to the next level. It’s also a great way to get the prep for a party done early.

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So simple but so delicious! Sometimes I add a few slices of onion too but pepper and chicken is definitely my favourite. I love how on the BBQ you get the odd chargrilled pieces which go a little burned while the main part of the pepper flesh is soft is hot.

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Can I use heinz bbq sauce as a marinade?

Absolutely! As I have used in this recipe it’s easy to turn it into the Heinz BBQ sauce as a marinade. It doesn’t take much to make it from sauce to marinade. It’s delicious both ways!

Is Heinz Barbecue Sauce vegetarian?

Indeed it is. Suitable for vegetarians, so if you want to make this recipe and use for it quorn pieces. Or even brush it over a range of vegetables ready to roast on the BBQ. I’d recommend chopping up some peppers in a chunky way and adding them to a kebab stick. Brush over the marinade and cook on the BBQ. I love BBQ pepper kebabs. There is something delicious about that charcoal flavour!

Is Heinz BBQ Sauce gluten free UK?

Of the several products which are gluten free the Heinz barbeque sauce is gluten free. Please always check the label just in case this has changes since this blog post was written.

Is Heinz barbeque sauce vegan?

According to the label there isn’t any non vegan ingredients used but please do check the label when buying.

Can you use Heinz BBQ sauce for steak?

Yes you absolutely can use the Heinz BBQ sauce for steak. When using this recipe for steak try adding a bit more sauce to make sure you coat the steak and give it a stronger flavour. You don’t need as much of the BBQ sauce with the chicken as it’s a more subtle flavour.

BBQ Chicken Marinade Recipe with Heinz

Sisley White
An essential BBQ Chicken Marinade Recipe made with Heinz. We use this all the time for BBQs and party food.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Party Food
Cuisine British, English
Servings 4 kebabs
Calories 580 kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons of Heinz rich and smokey barbecue classic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Juice from 1 fresh lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chilli oil or a few dried chilli flakes to taste optional
  • 2 peppers


  • Cut up the chicken into bite size chunks.
  • Mix the Heinz barbecue sauce, oregano, lemon and oil in a bowl and stir in the chicken. Leave for as long as you can but an hour is fine.
  • Chop up the peppers in to a similar size as the chicken.
  • Skewer the chicken and peppers.
  • Barbecue, grill or cook in a non stick pan with a little oil until the chicken is cooked.
  • Serve with your favourite barbecue foods.


•If you don’t have a kebab stick cook these as large chunks of chicken on a hot plate.
•They taste wonderful in rolls or wraps at the BBQ.


Calories: 580kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword BBQ Chicken Marinade Recipe with Heinz, easy chicken kebabs, Heinz chicken marinade
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