If you have a passion for barbecue and New Mexican red chile, this recipe for New Mexican BBQ Chicken is perfect for you!

For convenience, try our New Mexico Style Red Chile Sauce.

SALSA RCS New Mexican BBQ Chicken 1

New Mexican BBQ Chicken

A traditional New Mexican style red chile sauce perfect as a topping for the obvious enchiladas, burritos and eggs. Use as a pizza base instead of the marinara sauce or as a marinade for a variety of proteins. Add a crockpot and a little time and your savory dinner is done! Use it as a shortcut to have more time and energy for the things in life most important to you.
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 390 kcal


Red Chile BBQ Sauce

  • 1- 16 oz. jar BUENO® Red Chile Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. molasses
  • 2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt


  • 8 chicken breasts, skin-on, boneless
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper


  • Rub chicken breasts with oil on all sides.
    8 chicken breasts, skin-on, boneless, 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Season with salt and pepper.
    ½ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. black pepper
  • Place in shallow roasting pan. Tent with foil.
  • Bake in pre-heated 350° F oven for 30 minutes.
  • Combine the ingredients for the Red Chile BBQ Sauce.
    1- 16 oz. jar BUENO® Red Chile Sauce, 2 Tbsp. molasses, 2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar, 1 ½ Tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1 tsp. mustard powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, ½ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. black pepper
  • Remove from oven and liberally brush with Red Chile BBQ sauce.
  • Place back in oven and continue to bake for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165°. Be careful not to overcook.
  • Remove from oven, liberally brush on additional BBQ sauce, cover lightly and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.


Option: you may substitute two 1.5 lb. turkey breasts. If you do this, bake in pre-heated 400° F oven for 30 minutes. Then, apply Red Chile BBQ Sauce, reduce oven temperature to 350° F and bake an additional 30-40 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165°.  Slice. Each turkey breast yields 4 servings.


Calories: 390kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 38gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 592mgPotassium: 1351mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 151IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg
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