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4.5 from 16 votes

Honey BBQ Chicken and Charred Corn Polenta.

It's just so quick and easy. Plus, it was a meal he could serve with rice, which you know is a HUGE hit in my family.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq chicken, corn polenta, honey bbq
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 538kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest



  • 2 cup polenta
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 2 ears sweet corn charred, grilled or even left raw, kernels removed from the cob
  • kosher salt

BBQ chicken

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast or tenders
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce + more for serving
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 peaches sliced (left raw or grilled)
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • handful fresh cilantro
  • fresh chopped chives



  • Bring 3 cups water and 3 cups milk to a low boil in a large size pot. Whisk in the polenta and cook 15-20 minutes until thickened. Stir in the butter and cheddar cheese until melted. Add the corn and season with salt + pepper.


  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  • In a large gallon size zip-top bag or glass bowl, combine the chicken, BBQ sauce and honey and toss well to coat.
  • Grill the chicken, brushing with any leftover BBQ sauce for 3-4 minutes per side, gently flipping 2-3 times until chicken is cooked through and has light char marks. You can also use a grill pan or skillet. Remove and let rest 5 minutes, then slice against the grain.*
  • To serve, divide the polenta among bowls. Top the polenta with sliced peaches, avocado and the BBQ chicken. Garnish with cilantro and chives. EAT!


Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 1123mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Vitamin C: 11.3mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 1.9mg