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Grillin' and Chillin': Marinated Chicken Breasts


In week one of Grillin' and Chillin' Jon from Smoky Jon's shows us how to tackle chicken.

It's a grilling staple, but can be easy to get wrong.  Jon showed the Wake Up team a few tricks on maximizing the taste of your grilled chicken.  Don't forget you can win a new grill by watching Wake Up!  Click on the video for more tips, contest information is below the recipe.

Here's his recipe:



  • Vegetable oil for grill grates
  • 6 – 4 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 oz. Softened Butter (may substitute olive oil)
  • 1 oz. Smoky Jon's Flavor Magic Seasoning (may substitute your favorite chicken seasoning blend)
  • 8 oz. Smoky Jon's Gourmet BBQ Sauce 


  1. Wash and pat dry chicken breasts.
  2. In a medium bowl mix chicken breasts with 2 oz. softened butter until thoroughly covered.
  3. Add 1 oz. Smoky Jon's Flavor Magic Seasoning to mixture and coat chicken evenly.
  4. Marinate in covered container in refrigerator for 1 hour minimum (Overnight for best results).
  5. Heat grill to Medium High, lightly oil grill grates.
  6. Grill for 3 minutes, flip and grill other side 3 minutes. IMPORTANT NOTE: Do Not overcook chicken. (Golden brown means dry chicken). To check chicken doneness cut slit in breast, if no pinkness and breast is while all the way through, chicken is done. Remove from grill.
  7. Spoon warm BBQ Sauce on cooked chicken breasts to complete your chicken masterpiece.


  • Serve on sandwich buns or cut cooked chicken in strips and top salad greens for the Ultimate BBQ salad.

Watch Wake Up Wisconsin Thursdays in July for the WKOW Grillin' & Chillin'segments.

We've partnered with Ace Hardware to give you and all viewers a chance to win a WEBER GENESIS GAS GRILL - valued at $749.00! Jon Olson from Smoky Jon's BBQ will be bringing great menu ideas and doing the grilling. We'll post the recipe right here each week so you can try at home. Smoky Jon's is also giving away a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to a lucky winner each week! Miller and Sons Supermarket will be donating the meat each week to be grilled and then giving away a $200 MEAT BUNDLE PACK with the Grill at the end of the month!

Watch Wake Up Wisconsin on Thursdays in July. The Grillin' and Chillin' segment will air around 6:45am. At the end of the segment the WUW team will announce a keyword to text in to 24104.

You must text in each week for a chance to win that week's prize. Everyone who texts in at least once will automatically be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize. Winners will receive a text message and be announced on each week.

$50 gift certificate to Smoky Jon's BBQ


Weber Genesis EP-310 LP Black Gas Grill - Valued at $749.00

Three stainless steel burners. 38,000 BTU main burners. Total cooking area = 637 sq. in. Stainless steel rod cooking grates. Stainless steel flavorizer bars. Center mounted burner controls. Porcelain enameled lid. Model # 6511301.

Meat Bundle Pack – Valued at $200.00

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