Brilliant Oven BBQ Chicken
This BBQ Chicken has the perfect amount of “kick” that will please the entire family.
I get really hungry for my amazing BBQ Chicken during the winter months. This has been my “go-to” recipe when it’s just too cold to stand outside and cook on the BBQ. It could be my very favorite, ever!! My BBQ Chicken could become your Super Bowl Tradition! It’s become one of our Monday Night traditions as well. This chicken comes out very tender and full of flavor. The sauce is a tangy traditional BBQ flavor with just the right amount of “kick” to it. Mmmm…not to mention the delicious smells that will take over your kitchen and home. Happy Winter!…and Happy (Indoor) BBQ-ing. Everyone loves it when I serve this chicken with mashed potatoes topped with melted cheddar cheese and a green salad. Corn bread would be a great addition as well!
Brilliant Oven BBQ Chicken
The Food Nanny
1/2 stick butter
1/3 cup yellow onion minced
2 cloves fresh garlic minced
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 cup water
1 fryer chicken cut up or 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons butter
Prepare the sauce first:
In a Dutch oven melt one half stick butter.
Add the minced onion and cook until the onion is soft. Add minced garlic and saute until you smell the aroma. Add the next 11 remaining ingredients including the water.
Bring the mixture to a boil stirring with a whisk until smooth. Immediately turn the heat downto simmer.
Simmer uncovered for 25 min.
Prepare the chicken:
Wipe off the chicken pieces with wet paper towels. Season generously with coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper. (Very important)
Heat a large skillet or frying pan. Add olive oil and butter.
When the olive oil/butter begins to sizzle, place the chicken pieces in the pan and brown on both sides until golden brown.
Remove to a platter lined with paper towels to catch the excess oil.
Lightly oil (using olive oil) a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Place the browned chicken pieces in the baking dish. Spread on half of the BBQ sauce and cover with foil. Bake for 50 min at 350 degrees.
Remove the foil and spread the rest of the sauce. Continue baking for another 10 min. Serve immediately and use any extra sauce from the bottom of the pan.
Serve with: Orange Muffin Rolls (p. 235, Food Nanny Rescues Dinner Again cookbook) or corn bread. Baked or Mashed potatoes with corn (p. 199, Food Nanny Rescues Dinner Again cookbook)