3 Of The Best Oven Baked
Barbecue Chicken Recipes

An oven baked barbecue chicken casserole will banish the winter blues and I've got three of the best for you to try:-

Traditional Oven Baked Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Oven BBQ Chicken With Tabasco

Oriental Baked BBQ Chicken

Traditional Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

This easy oven BBQ chicken recipe comes with what’s best described as the most traditional barbecue sauce.

In addition I've got a few slices of lemon to add to this one that just serves to give the whole dish a little extra zing!

You can use whatever chicken pieces you have available, my favorite is to use the thighs because they are so much more juicy. You can remove the bones for convenience but really the bones add to the flavor so it's worthwhile keeping them in there. If you do want to remove anything, remove the skin from the chicken, in this recipe I've left it in because it adds flavor but if you're on a health kick then removing the skin will reduce the fat content of the dish.

Serves:- 4 people

Preparation Time:- 10 mins
Cooking Time:- 1 hr 20 mins

Total Time:- 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients:-

  • 8 chicken pieces
  • 50g or 2oz butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lemon sliced

For the sauce:-

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 50g or 2oz light brown sugar
  • 1 heaped teaspoon English mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée (paste)
  • 300ml or ½ pint water
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper

Method:-

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F or gas mark 4.

Melt the butter and oil together in a frying pan and pop the chicken in to seal it. Turn regularly for about 10 minutes until the skin is brown.

For the barbecue sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onions for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Stir in the tomato purée and add the remainder of the ingredients, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Place the chicken in a casserole dish and throw the lemon slices on top. Pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken, cover and slam it in the oven for an hour and job done, oven baked barbecue chicken ready for your delectation!

TIP - It’s important to give the tomato purée time to mix into the onions before adding the remainder of the barbecue sauce ingredients because this way you don’t end up with red lumps in your sauce.


Oven BBQ Chicken With Tabasco

If you can’t get hold of shallots for this recipe you can just use pickling onions or indeed large cut segments of a whole onion.

The secret to this oven baked barbecue chicken recipe is definitely the barbecue sauce which is added half way through the cookout to create as supremely sticky finger licking result.

I've prescribed chicken joints in this recipe so go for either the thigh or the whole leg, skin on. The high heat in the initial phase of cooking will brown the skin and add flavor so it's well worth preparing this one "skin on". Boneless thighs make it an easy eating recipe too.

Serves:- 4 people

Preparation Time:- 10 minutes
Cooking Time:- 50 minutes

Total Time:-

1 hour

Ingredients:-

  • 8 small chicken joints
  • Olive Oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 shallots (optional)

For the BBQ Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 splash Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoons brown muscovado sugar

Method:-

Peel the shallots (but leave them whole, don't chop them).

Rub the chicken joints with the oil and the pepper (salt isn't required because of the salt in the soy sauce). Place in an oven tray with the peeled shallots amongst the joints and roast for 25 minutes at 200°C, 400°F or gas mark 6.

While the chicken is roasting, mix the bbq sauce by placing all the ingredients in a saucepan and warming gently until the sugar has dissolved.

After the first 25 minutes take the chicken out of the oven and paste the bbq sauce all over. Roast the chicken for another 25 minutes basting after a further 15 minutes.

When the time is up, serve immediately.


Oriental Baked BBQ Chicken

It’s not usual to see soy sauce in an oven baked barbecue chicken recipe but don’t let that put you off. Baked chicken with a simple adaptation to the traditional bbq sauce ingredients and the difference is amazing – you're going to enjoy this one!

TIP - Taste the barbecue sauce before adding extra salt, there’s a lot of salt in soy sauce so it’s really easy to overdo it.

Note also that I've seasoned the chicken after the initial browning stage. This is so the pepper doesn't scorch and add a bitter flavor.

Serves:- 4 people

Preparation Time:- 30 minutes
Cooking Time:- 1 hour 20 minutes

Total Time:-

1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients:-

  • 8 chicken pieces
  • 50g or 2oz butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
oven Baked Barbecue Chicken
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the barbecue sauce:-

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 50g or 2oz light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 300ml or ½ pint water
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper

Method:-

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F or gas mark 4.

Melt the butter and oil together in a frying pan and pop the barbecue chicken in to seal. Turn regularly for about 10 minutes until the skin is brown.

For the barbecue sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Stir in the tomato purée and add the remainder of the ingredients, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Season the chicken well with the pepper and place it in a casserole, pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken, cover and slam it in the oven for an hour. Fantastic!

TIP - It’s important to give the tomato purée time to mix into the onions before adding the remainder of the sauce ingredients because this way you don’t end up with red lumps in your sauce.

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