Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken

BBQ Chicken Ready for the Oven

This is an amazing barbecue chicken recipe that turns out fall-of-the-bone tender. From start to finish, it’s ready in about 1 hour and 45 minutes. This recipe makes about 12 or so pieces of chicken. In this case, I made 7 drumsticks and 6 thighs.


1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
12 pieces of chicken

How to Make It:

Preheat oven to 500 F.

This is so easy to make, it’s hard to believe. Some people will cook the sauce before putting the chicken in, but I just don’t think it’s necessary. Simply add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

Place the chicken in an oven-safe dish (or 2 dishes, if you need extra room). Pour  the sauce all over and, using a pastry brush, you can make sure the chicken is fully coated.

Barbecue Chicken, Ready for the Oven

Barbecue Chicken, Ready for the Oven

Cover the chicken tightly with foil and place in oven. Bake at 500 F for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn the temperature down to 300 F and continue to bake for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove the foil and turn the temperature back up to 400 F and bake for another 15 minutes. If you like a crispier outside, you might want to place the oven on broil for the last couple of minutes.

Let the chicken stand for about 5-10 minutes before serving. It will keep the chicken from completely falling apart as you try to serve it.

Barbecue Chicken

Barbecue Chicken

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