Oven-baked BBQ chicken is a delicious summer time chicken recipe that’s so easy to make. Just throw all the ingredients in the blender, blend well, toss the chicken in the sauce, and bake until it has a beautiful red colour. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner.
what's in BBQ chicken recipe?
Chicken: drumsticks and thighs, bone-in, skin removed
Seasoning: Salt, Bbq seasoning, English mustard powder.
How to make this baked barbecue chicken?
Making the BBQ sauce:
Add garlic, Ketchup, tomato puree, white vinegar, hot sauce, BBQ seasoning, mustard powder, olive oil, granulated sugar, salt, and onion in the blender and blend well until combined.
Preparing the chicken:
Wash the chicken then drain well using a kitchen towel. Place the chicken thighs and drumsticks in an ovenproof dish then coat well with the BBQ sauce. Bake the chicken on 200C for 35-40 minutes or until fully cooked. I like to broil the chicken for extra 2 minutes to get a lovely, nice colour.
In this recipe, you can use chicken thighs with the skin on; I just remove them to avoid the extra calories.
I like to make this recipe with both chicken thighs and drumsticks, but you can go with drumsticks only if you like.
You can make this BBQ chicken ahead of time and keep it in the fridge coated with the BBQ sauce ready for baking. Remember, marinating is the secret to moist and flavourful meat.
Also, you can make the BBQ sauce in advance, then freeze it for later.
This BBQ chicken is better to be made in the oven. If you use the grill the chicken sauce will burn.
How to store this BBQ chicken?
To store this BBQ chicken, just put them in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. Also, this chicken freezes so well.
What cut of chicken should I use in making this recipe?
This oven-baked BBQ chicken recipe goes well with chicken thighs (bone-in), drumsticks, and wings.
What should I serve with this oven-baked BBQ chicken?You can serve these BBQ chicken thighs and drumsticks with salad, roasted veggies, pasta, rice or mashed potatoes. Below are some of my favourites:
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Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken
- 6 chicken thighs , bone-in, skin removed
- 6 drumsticks , bone-in, skin removed
- 2 tbsp Ketchup
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp English mustard powder
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tbsp BBQ seasoning
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- ½ tsp salt
To Make the BBQ sauce:
- Put all the ingredients except the chicken in the blender, blend well until combined.
To Make the BBQ chicken:
- Preheat the oven to 200C.
- Wash the chicken then drain well.
- Place the chicken thighs and drumsticks in an ovenproof dish then coat well with the BBQ sauce.
- Bake the chicken for 35-40 minutes or until fully cooked.