Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

I created this dish for my husband when we first got married. To be honest, when we were first married, I had only 6-8 dishes/ meals in my arsenal. I would make them over, and over, and over. Whew, bless him. He never complained! He always ate what I prepared for him. He still does. If he doesn't care for something, he will kindly say "Babe, it's not my favorite." I love my husband.

This is an easy recipe and very forgiving. I actually have to admit that up until the other day, it really wasn't an official recipe.

It was inevitable, I had to actually pay attention to the measurements and write them down.

I have several friends who will not accept a recipe from me unless it is specific. I totally understand. I am a rule follower. I like order. I operate well in an highly organized atmosphere...so, I totally understand!!

You'll need:

and...pick your chicken!!

You can use any type or kind that you want. We use chicken thighs or chicken legs. We like bone-in and skin-on.

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish. Lay chicken pieces skin side down. Set aside.

In a medium size bowl, add your barbecue sauce. Pour in your honey. Your honey is the "star" ingredient. Your chicken will not taste sweet because of the honey. The honey helps the barbecue sauce adhere to the chicken. ma'am? The sauce will stick to the chicken. oh yumm-o!

Add your oregano, garlic salt, onion salt, and seasoning salt. Whisk away.

Pour sauce over chicken. Use back of a spoon to spread sauce evenly over chicken.

Put chicken into oven at 375. Bake uncovered for 45-60 minutes. Your time will vary depending on what type of chicken you are using.

Oh..it's some good eats!

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
Recipe from Kristi's Dishes

Chicken pieces of your choice (we use chicken thighs or drumsticks)
1 bottle of barbecue sauce (or homemade)
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon Lawry's seasoning salt
1 teaspoons onion salt

Preheat oven to 375. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish. Lay pieces of chicken in dish, skin side down. You can use chicken with skin or skinless. Set aside. In a medium size bowl, add barbecue sauce. Now add honey, oregano, garlic salt, seasoning salt, and onion salt. Whisk. Pour sauce over chicken. Put into oven, uncovered for approximately 45-60 minutes. Your time will vary depending on what type of chicken you use. We use bone-in, skin on, dark meat. Just make sure you check the temperature with a meat thermometer.

The weather is beginning to cool down. (in the 80's) smile! Fire up your oven and surprise your family with some juicy Oven Baked BBQ Chicken.

Comforting dishes....Kristi


  1. I'm going to try this today. I'll be substituting Garlic & Onion powder for the salt recommended. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  2. Looks delicious! Can't wait to try it :)

  3. I tried this tonight. I made the exact recipe, minus the oregano. It was sooo yummy! Best BBQ chicken recipe I've tried! Husband really enjoyed it too. Saving this one!

    Thank u Kristi!

  4. Do you cover the chicken with tin foil at all during the cooking process?

  5. I will be trying tonight and will let you know tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe Kristi.

  6. I made this tonight and it was a hit! It was so delicious!

  7. I am going to try this tonight! Wish me luck!

  8. How long do I leave in oven and what temperature if I use chicken tenderloins?