The Best Baked BBQ Chicken (EVER)

by - 9/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

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Growing up, my mother would make baked BBQ chicken at least once a week. I remember her cleaning and seasoning the chicken and placing it in the oven until it was done. Then taking it out of the oven to add the BBQ sauce, and using a spoon to spread the sauce all of the chicken. I was always in the kitchen with my mother and watching cooking shows. I'm the middle child, and we didn't have cable in our rooms only in the den. I remember begging my siblings to allow me to watch my favorite cooking shows. I could still spend all day watching cooking shows and YouTube still to this day. I love learning/creating new recipes and trying/learning new techniques. If you follow me on social media. I typically try to give you guys a walkthrough of the recipes I make for my family. I typically cook every day during the week. The weekends are really up in the air. For some reason, I've never shared on the blog my basic BBQ chicken recipe that is pretty much my go-to for my family.  No matter if you're making chicken thighs or wings. I use the recipe base for whenever I'm making BBQ chicken even if it's going on the grill.  What I love about this recipe is that it's super easy too. You can allow the chicken to marinate or put it straight in the oven after seasoning it. This recipe go perfect paired with my homemade cornbread. Also, I use a Silpat mat for my baked chicken. It really makes for a super easy cleanup. 


Are you a fan of BBQ chicken?



Recipe

Ingredients
4 Chicken Thighs
Season to taste
1/2 Tablespoon Adobo
1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 Tablespoon onion powder 
1/2 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 tsp cumin 
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ ( 1/2 bottle needed )


Instructions 
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a medium glass bowl. Clean your chicken, make sure all of the excess water is out of the bowl. (I like to add one tablespoon of white vinegar to the bowl. Rub the chicken with the vinegar and rinse three times, ensuring no water is left in the bowl.) 
  3. While the chicken is in the oven, add the seasoning (do not add the BBQ sauce) with your hands (I use a glove) rub the seasoning on the chicken, set the chicken aside. 
  4. Line your baking sheet with your Silpat mat. Add the chicken to the mat. 
  5. Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 1 hour, turning chicken about halfway through. 
  6. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the oven. (optional: remove juices from the pan) Add your favorite BBQ sauce, place back in the oven for about 10 minutes. 
  7. Allow cooling and enjoy!



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18 comments

  1. We always had baked bbq chicken growing up as well. I like the addition of the adobo. Your chicken looks delicious and flavorful. I want to try your recipe soon!

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  2. We usually do baked BBQ during the winter when it is to much of a hassle to use the grill. This looks simple enough to make and know the family would enjoy this chicken.

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  3. Yum, this does look and sound incredible. It's been a while since I've had a good chicken dish. I'll have to make this for dinner one night!

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  4. Your chicken looks so good and covered with a great sauce. I know anyone who loves barbecue would love this and put it in their weekly meal rotation.

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  5. We absolutely love BBQ chicken and this recipe looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. There's something about a brine made with a little bit of vinegar that amps the flavor of BBQ'ed foods. I also love the addition of adobo for a little extra smokiness. Yummy!

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  7. BBQ chicken is one of my favorite foods of all time. Your pictures are so great. The sauce looks amazing!!

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  8. How delicious! It is almost time to put the grill away for the season, so I appreciate a baked chicken recipe. This would make a fantastic dinner option too.

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  9. I am a huge fan of BBQ Chicken. We always add a little honey to ours. This recipe sounds fantastic!

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  10. This sounds so good. I don't normally add adobo to my barbecue chicken but I should.

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  11. My mouth is totally watering right now. How is that you always make the most perfect recipes every. single. time?!

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  12. My husband would really like this, and it looks like an easy enough recipe. We haven't done a lot of BBQ lately, and I'll have to make this this weekend.

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  13. Why oh why I see this now! I am instantly drooling seeing the pictures. Indeed looks so very deliciously made. I'll try this recipe to add some twists.

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  14. Nom nom, oh my gosh this looks super delicious. I haven't tried making chicken BBQ using chicken thighs so I'd like to give this a try.

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  15. That sauce looks seriously sticky! I would love to get my hands on some of this chicken.

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  16. My mom just recently started using adobo in things like this. I need to try it with my bbq chicken. This looks so good!

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  17. My kids can be so picky. It’s hard to find something they’ll all eat without complaints drowning out dinner. But this chicken is going to be a huge hit! It looks delicious.

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  18. I never thought to add adobo. I am going to have to try this recipe out. Looks delish!

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