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Nothing complicated with this Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken. Chicken breasts are rubbed with some spices, baked and then smothered in sweet BBQ sauce, baked some more, smothered again and then baked to sticky, finger licking delicious tender and juicy chicken. A family favorite recipe, guaranteed!
I love this chicken recipe! It is so tasty and so easy to make. There is no marinating needed, and I make it so easy by using my favorite bottled BBQ sauce. Don't get me wrong, I love and prefer a good homemade BBQ sauce, but when your in a bind, there are some good bottled ones too. This will be a dish that will be a big winner at the dinner table. I have not had any complaints yet, and I have professional critics at my table... they're my kids!
What You Need For Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken
Boneless or Bone-In Chicken Breasts?
I used boneless and skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. You can use bone-in with skin if you prefer, or thighs and legs will work too. The cooking time will just need to be adjusted a bit. Bone-in chicken breasts will take a little longer. Rule of thumb, cook all the chicken to 160° internal temperature and let rest 10 minutes to finish cooking.
Best Type of BBQ Sauce to Use?
You can use your favorite BBQ sauce, homemade or bottled. I recommend using a thick BBQ sauce so it can adhere to the chicken better. You don't want a runny sauce or it won't coat the chicken well. It will run off and you'll be left with a pan of burnt sauce.
How to Make the Juiciest Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
This recipe is really simple and only has a few steps.
Step 2: Bake the chicken for 20 minutes in a 400° oven.
Step 3: Slather half of the BBQ sauce on both sides of the chicken using a pastry brush. Bake another 10 minutes.
Step 4: Brush the remaining BBQ sauce on the top side of the chicken and bake another 15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 160°.
Step 5: Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, then slice it and serve it!
That's it! Just like that you have an easy main course ready for your family to enjoy!
What to Serve with Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken?
Here are some of my favorites!
Looking for more easy chicken recipes? I have you covered with a few more!
- Baked Cumin Chicken
- Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken
- Best Crock Pot Chicken
- Oven Fried Chicken Legs
- Herb Roasted Spatchcock Chicken
- Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
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Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken
- Preheat oven to 400° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment of aluminum foil.
- In a small bowl combine paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
- Rub the oil on both sides of the chicken and then sprinkle with spice blend and rub that into chicken.
- Place chicken on prepared sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes.
- Using a pastry brush, brush half of the BBQ sauce on both sides of the chicken and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Brush tops of chicken with remaining BBQ sauce and bake for 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°.
- Let chicken rest for 10 minutes.