Oven BBQ Chicken

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I’m really loving this weather! Tonight I decided to make bbq chicken inside. I had ran out of gas for my grill and decided to just make it inside. My Dad use to always cook chicken on the stove in a pot with bbq sauce and some water and pretty much boil the chicken in this liquid prior to putting on the grill. It’s so good because the flavor really soaks in. I decided to do it like that today. Check out the recipe!

Oven BBQ Chicken

4 Chicken thighs, bone in and skin on

2 cups + 2T bbq sauce

1 cup water

1/2 T garlic powder

1/2 T onion powder

1/2 T chili powder

Pinch: salt and pepper

1/2 T oil

Directions: Heat a deep saute pan on high heat. Season chicken with spices and salt and pepper. Add oil to pan and place chicken in pan skin side down, cook until slightly golden, flip the chicken over. Add in bbq sauce and water and mix well. Covering the chicken with the sauce. Cover and cook on medium heat for 20 minutes, half way through flip the chicken over and cook another 20 minutes. When done turn off the pan and let sit until ready to finish cooking. Once ready to finish cooking, add chicken to a baking dish and put in a preheated 400° oven. Bake in the oven 10-15 minutes till the chicken skin starts to crisp up. The last 5 minutes, brush the chicken evenly with 2T of bbq sauce. Place back in the oven and turn up heat to 425°. Bake remaining 5 minutes. You can also put on the broiler for a few minutes, but watch the chicken as it can burn quickly.

Once done remove from the oven and serve with your favorite sides. This is a great recipe for when it’s 10 degrees here in Chicago. You can add the chicken to the grill vs finishing it in the oven. Same thing goes, add to a heated grill and cook only about 5-7 minutes and then brush with bbq sauce.


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My name is Julie. I'm 36 years old and living in Chicago! I'm am east coaster at heart. I love to cook and create new dishes. Check out my blog!

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