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Easy BBQ Dinner Recipe Ideas For All Holidays

Updated on October 23, 2015
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BBQ Orange Chicken, do you want the recipe?
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Non stress dinner

Whether it is Christmas Eve ,Christmas Day or any public holidays, it is indeed a perfect day for Christians and non-Christians to celebrate this joyous festive season with array of delicious dinner recipes that we hardly had at home.

The chef of the house has the most stress of the day, figuring out what to serve for Christmas dinner, trying different recipes every year. Very stressful indeed!

Cooking for big family and small family require different dinner menu ideas to satisfy hungry guests and family members.

There is no time to marinate chicken, beef or pork overnight or wait several hours for the stuffed turkey to cook on Christmas Day.

If you haven't decide what to cook for dinner, try this stress free BBQ Dinner Recipe Ideas for a change?

You don't have to dirty your kitchen, pile up pots and pans in the kitchen sink or rushing thru and fro to get something from the fridge like a zombie.

Try these non-stressful dinner recipe ideas to enjoy with your love ones and chill out!

5 stars from 8 ratings of Do you like BBQ food

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Oven for roasting meats, pizza, bread, cookies and baked potatoes
Oven for roasting meats, pizza, bread, cookies and baked potatoes | Source

The perfect oven, toaster and rotisserie

This is what I wanted for Christmas, an all in one oven that gives me the convenience to toast bread, bake cakes and pizzas, grill and roast meats of my choice like the restaurant rotisserie.

I like the user friendly knob and temperature setting that gives accurate baking time for each of my meals. The inner space was big enough to put in 2 large pizzas and muffin tray that my old oven couldn't fit in.

The rotisserie skewer was solid, sturdy and the pans were easy to clean, no scrubbing needed.

It doesn't make any irritating noises that my old oven did and gave a "ting" ringing bell when it is done.

Why choose BBQ recipes?

  • In the past, BBQ is usually done put door, a big and messy chore for the chef of the house. The smoke, heat and profuse sweating are simply irritating and annoying that could put anyone off the idea of BBQ party.
  • Now, with modern technology and electrical kitchen appliances, you can BBQ chicken, pork, beef or lamb at ease at the comfort of your indoor home without any sweat.
  • Air fryer, oven with grills and microwave oven are some easy to use kitchen appliances that helps you to cook your Christmas dinner meals without stress.
  • All you have to do is marinate the meats of your choice, put them onto the baking tray or grill and set the timer, temperature of your choice and wait.
  • You can see the status of your meat being cooked through the glass door of your kitchen appliances without stress, fear that the meats might get burned or charred.
  • Furthermore, BBQ recipes are easy to prepare, just get ready all the seasoning ingredients, blend them well and marinate the meats for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Grill or roast the meats without worries in the oven, microwave oven or air fryer at your convenience with the touch of buttons.
  • No more gathering charcoals, woods, BBQ grills and stands, handheld fans and choking through the smoke that makes your eyes water.

How often have you try BBQ dinner at home?

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Beef recipe

Garlic BBQ Beef with Mini Potatoes
Garlic BBQ Beef with Mini Potatoes | Source

I had bought countless of plastic handle potato peeler that goes rusty even though it was stated "Stainless Steel"

Fed up with the cheapskate peeler, I bought this Uberchef peeler which proved to be the best and doesn't rust at all.

The handle is sturdy, the blades are super sharp, so be careful not to put the peeler in the drawer where you mess with the fork and spoons. Might cut your fingers.

Better hang the peeler after wash with the loop of the handle.

The peeler peels the skin of potatoes, finely, clean cuts and no teeth marks.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 4oz (120g) mini potatoes, peeled
  • 1 lb ( 480g ) beef fillet, washed, pat dry
  • 2 large garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tbsp black pepper, powder
  • salt to taste

How to cook Garlic BBQ Beef with Mini Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 220C/ 400F. Put the olive oil on baking tray and heat up in oven.
  2. Use a knife to make criss cross marks on the peeled mini potatoes. However, make sure they are not cut right through.
  3. Make some incisions on the beef and insert the slices of garlic into them. Sprinkle black pepper powder over the beef and season with salt.
  4. Place the seasoned beef on the roasting pan. In addition, place the mini potatoes beside the beef.
  5. Roast them in oven for 20 minutes. Turn over the uncooked side of the beef and potatoes, continue to roast them.
  6. Keep flipping them over and over again to make sure the beef and potatoes are well cooked. It might take approximately 30-45 to cook thoroughly.
  7. carve the beef into thin slices before serving. Place one mini roasted potato and boiled snowpeas / broccoli, cauliflower for each plate.

Tips:

Serve with side dishes such as:

# fresh vegetable salad

# mayonnaise / mustard sauce

# spicy dipping sauce

# fruit salad

# iceberg lettuce

Alternative way to roast potato

Chicken recipe

Cajun BBQ Chicken
Cajun BBQ Chicken | Source

If you can't find any of those dry ingredients in store, you can't find Cajun seasoning either in the supermarket.

I did try to hunt down all the grocery stores, supermarket but don't find any.

Finally found it online McCormick Cajun Seasoning, the perfect all in one seasoning for any meat recipes.

It came as the picture had shown and was prompt at delivery.

It isn't so spicy, which suited well for my kids and my whole family. Add in a few dashes over the chicken fillet and grilled the chicken which turned out just nice, not much charred meat.

Taste great, no MSG and perfect, just like fast food restaurant food.


Ingredients:

# 1 tbs garlic, chopped

#1 tbsp onion, chopped

# 1 tsp paprika powder

# 1 tbsp chilli powder

# 10g mustard seeds

# 10g toasted coriander seeds

# 5g dried thyme

# salt and pepper

# 500g chicken fillets / breast/ keel

# 50ml olive oil

# lemon wedges

Cook time:

Prepare time: 10 min

Cook time: 30-45 minutes

Serves: 4 persons

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bow, pour in all the spice ingredients, except chicken and olive oil.
  2. Cut the chicken fillet into convenient pieces and pour olive oil over.
  3. Mix in the Cajun mixture ( spice ) over the chicken pieces and make sure all are well coated.
  4. Marinate for 30min.
  5. Grill in oven at 180C for 30-45 minutes.
  6. It is alright if the chicken top part are charred.
  7. Flip over the uncooked side at alternate times.
  8. Serve with lemon wedges.

What Is Cajun?

Cajun is a French seasoning that is not really spicy. It is a combination of chopped onions and highly usage of spice ingredients such as paprika, mustard seed, thyme, cayenne pepper, parsley and green onions.

All these ingredients are well blended and stuffed into meats to grilled/baked. More like turkey stuffing.

What type of seasoning do you add over your chicken dishes?

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Another beef recipe

BBQ Coriander Lemongrass Beef
BBQ Coriander Lemongrass Beef | Source

Cook time:

Prepare time: 10 min

Cook time: 30-45 min

Serves: 4 persons

Ingredients:

# 1 stalk lemon grass

# 1 tbsp garlic, chopped

# 1 tbsp onions, chopped

# 1 birds eye chilli , minced (optional)

# 30ml Thai fish sauce

# 40ml lime juice ( or lemon juice )

# 1 tbsp oyster sauce

# 1 tbsp sesame oil

# 5g toasted coriander seed

# 5g Chinese parsley

# 30g sugar

# 10 pcs beef fillets

# 50ml olive oil

Cook time:

Prepare time; 10 minutes

Cook time: 30-45 minutes

Serves: 4 persons


Instructions:

  1. Throw in all the ingredients except beef and oil into a food processor.
  2. Blend all ingredients together until it turn into soft paste.
  3. Marinate the blended ingredients over the beef fillets for 30min.
  4. USe a wooden skewer to poke through the beef fillets.
  5. Grill in oven at 180C for 30-45 minutes.
  6. Keep turning the beef to make sure both sides are well cooked.

Baked Turkey for you?

Baked Golden Top Turkey and Hampie
Baked Golden Top Turkey and Hampie | Source

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    • word55 profile image

      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Um, looks too good. I bet it is all tasty as well. Thank you peachpurple!

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      Susan 2 years ago from India

      Wow... Amazing collection of awesome recipes. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @word55

      thanks, thy are indeed tasty and quick to cook for 4 persons

      @susan

      hi susan, glad to see you here and thanks for your votes, are you still at bubblews?

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      Susan Britton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Awesome chicken wings recipe. I love wings so that is what drew me in. I also use a convection oven for everything and I love it. Your beef recipes are interesting as well. Great hub and have a Happy New year peachpurple:)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Dear suzzy

      Thanks, happy new year to u too

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      Anika Diaries 2 years ago

      Cajun BBQ Chicken looks mouth watering. Feel like grabbing and eating it.

      Thanks for the recipe.

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      Sara Brown 2 years ago from Independence, Missouri

      We love BBQ at my house! My husband likes the spicy and original BBQ, while I veer more toward the hickory flavored and maple and brown sugar variety.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @Anika

      LOL! Come and get it!

      @sara

      I love the BBQ sauce, homemade rather than store bought

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Your bbq chicken looks tempting. Some of the ingredients are not available in our place.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @pinoy

      you can try the Cajun seasoning, easier to get everything in a bottle

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      Deborah Neyens 2 years ago from Iowa

      That lemongrass beef looks really good!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Dear beborah,

      Thanks indeed it was a delicious exotic dish

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      I love chicken barbecue and spicy baked chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Good night!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Dear thelma

      thanks, baked chicken are perfect for any occasion. How often do you bake chicken?

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Well, well. :) Though I didn't know it, this is just what I was looking for on several counts:

      1) I am in the market for "the best" countertop oven to use next year.

      2) I didn't know what I wanted to make for New Year's Day, only what I didn't want. Now I know what I want--BBQ, and it has to be the good stuff.

      3) I'm certain that your extra recipe for lemongrass beef will be a big hit.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Rtalloni,

      Oh yes, many of my fruends love the lemongrass recipes bciz it is unique

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      All these Chicken recipes are awesome and I am glad I found this hub just in time for New Year Eve party.

      Thanks for sharing the details. Voted up and pinned!

      Wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Chitra

      thanks, yeah great for all holidays, how about deepavali?

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      Paula 2 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      These recipes sound good, as does the new cooking appliance! That is a great idea also. Would love to try them. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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      cleaner3 2 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Wow... such great recipes... love the bbq beef with the potatoes... he he

      I could eat that for dinner everyday..! great hub .. many tips... you are a special woman indeed.. glad to find your hubs... I will be getting fat soon with all these great recipes.... happy new year to you and your family..

      Michael( cleaner 3)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks, happy new year, its ok to be fat, juar exercise to reduce calories

      Dear ocean,

      Thanks, the appliance is really useful and worth the budget

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      This sounds like a delicious and simple dinner! I own a similar oven but have never used the rotisserie feature. I hadn´t thought of using the grill to char meat, either, so I need to try out those features! Thank you for sharing the information on the heavy duty potato peeler.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @vespawolf

      yes, a wonderful dinner for all occasion, you should try your oven grill, very convenient

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      Sara Brown 2 years ago from Independence, Missouri

      The homemade version of anything is always better :)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @sara

      yes, i agree, anything about homemade is still the best

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      alexandriaruthk 2 years ago from US

      Still good even if it is not Christmas anymore, thanks for sharing your hub.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @alex

      thanks, this recipes are great for any holidays, not just Christmas

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome! I like these recipes and you made it all sound so simple. Thank you for the helpful suggestions.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @DDE

      thanks, it is easy and simple if you put your heart into cooking

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      Linda 2 years ago from Texas

      Looks great and sounds so good, my hubby use to love to grill.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @lillly

      thanks, your hubby is going to love this recipes. thanks for coming by

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      BBQ in the middle of winter...yum, bring it on. The beef with lemongrass and coriander really float my boat. Great tips.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Sounds absolutely yummy! all of it! lol! whether it be winter or summer, you can't go wrong with these, nice one!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @tobusiness

      thanks, BBQ should warm you guys up. Pretty cold over there?

      @Nell

      Yes, regardless of weather, BBQ should taste great

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      amazmerizing 2 years ago from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA

      O yas we luvs sum bbqs all days in da snow we likee ;)

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      These pictures make me hungry! I love all the different spices you use. I love spices!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great to hear that you are a spice lover, victoria. My hubby love spice food so much

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You sound as though you could be a winner on many of those Top Chef shows. Your recipes sound so tasty! Your photos are wonderful. You obviously know your way around a kitchen!!! All of your recipes sound good but that last one just about has me drooling!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      This sounds like something that will be a hit any time. They sound as though they are bursting with flavor.. My daughter and her 'crowd' will love these.

      angels are on the way to you this afternoon once again today ps

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, these recipes are great for any dinner

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      oh gosh, you are so kind, i am blushing!

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      ignugent17 2 years ago

      Looks so good. Thanks for sharing your recipe :-)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      ignugent17

      thanks, i am sure you will enjoy this recipes

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      Rayne123 2 years ago

      This looks awesome and so good. Yet it does look all simple, its great

      Thank you

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Rayne123

      thanks, i am sure you will enjoy these dinner recipes

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Very easy and love your recipes! Living in Australia, we often have BBQ for Christmas as we're sweating away in 40 degree celsius heat! The chicken wings are particularly good, especially when you pair them with potato salad, Greek salad and egg salad. Voted useful!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Agree, grilled chicken with salaf is awesome pair

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Now I'm starving! Great recipes.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Just Ask Susan

      lol! sorry to make your tummy grumbling

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      Peter 2 years ago from Australia

      What a great mixture of BBQ meals you have here and very handy!

      I am just getting into BBQ cooking so I will be trying out a lot of your recipes, especially the Chicken !

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yes, do try the chicken bbq, i love that the most, thanks

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      Lorelei Cohen 2 years ago from Canada

      Your holiday meal looks delicious. I like the cucumber combined with the meat. I have not seen that display before. Looks very refreshing.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks lady, you will be delighted the taste that thrills you

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow! what a great list of scrumptious recipe's. Pinning this right how. So glad you shared these with us :)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks minnetonka

      I am glad you like the recipe ideas. Thanks for yr pins

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      moonlake 23 months ago from America

      All your recipes look so good.

      My husband always used the grill on our deck he loved doing that and he always seasoned with seasoned salt his go to season.

      The chicken wings look great.

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Moonlake, your hubby do enjoy bbq that much. Yup the wings were awesome

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      Patricia Scott 23 months ago from sunny Florida

      These sound like some recipes that my family will enjoy. I like to cook up dishes and deliver them and I know these will be a hit.

      I can almost smell these cooking :D

      Thanks for sharing Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      peachy 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks @pstraubie48 for your kind words, your angels would be happy

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      Rachel L Alba 21 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi peachpurple, Who doesn't like barbecue foods? I know my family loves it. You have so many great recipes here, I'll have to try them.

      Blessings to you.

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      peachy 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks rachel, enjoy them

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