Baked barbeque chicken

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Baked barbeque chicken is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to feed a group of people. This is a recipe I've been doing for years and it comes out perfect every time! I like to use chicken thighs because they stay more moist than most cuts.

You can definitely use skinless and/or boneless chicken for baked barbeque chicken, but there's a higher chance of it drying out and it's just not as yummy without all the crispy skin. :D

This recipe takes about an hour to make, but most of it is baking time so you'll have lots of time to make all the sides!

P.S. Sorry for the poopy photos! Next time I make it I'll do it not when it's getting dark and get new ones. ;)
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Step 1: What you'll need:

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  • chicken pieces - I love bone in skin on thighs and highly recommend them!
  • barbeque sauce (make your own or do it the store bought way)
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking oil
  • a baking tray
  • a rack
  • aluminum foil (optional but makes clean up so much easier!)
  • a pastry brush (I like silicone for these)
  • a ramekin or bowl for holding the barbeque sauce

Step 2: Prep the chicken, preheat the oven

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Set your oven to 375 F.

If you've bought the standard "sold-in-huge-packs-full-of-nasty-stuff" chicken you'll probably want to clean it up a bit. Pluck out any excess feathers and trim off excess fat and skin - it's especially bad on thighs!

Flip the chicken pieces and have a look at the flesh side. Any big clumps of fat? Five excess inches of skin randomly hanging out? Trim everything up a bit with kitchen shears or a sharp knife. Once everything's trimmed up, sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
MaryCanCook3 months ago

I tried this recipe, followed it exactly and it turned out delicious! FYI...I used Whole Foods air dry chicken thighs, browned the chicken in a well seasoned cast iron skillet in a bit of canola oil - the skin turned out nice and crispy! I used Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet & Spicy BBQ sauce.

HollyMann1 year ago
wow those look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
taransa1 year ago
What lovely and easy directions! I second that the pictures look just fine to me as well :)

(also I think you have a spare word in step 3: "This step will also help get render off some of the excess fat." not as bad as my recent telling people to mix something in a bowel lol!)
jessyratfink (author)  taransa1 year ago
Aww thank you! And you're right about the typo, haha. I think my brain had broken.

Mixing something in a bowel is hilarious and I bet I've written that somewhere too!
Heh broken brains can be fun :P

The bowel thing was great, my mother-in-law caught it and enjoyed teasing me for like a week (and I can still crack her up telling her she is laughing deep down in her bowls ... but it is all good, we get along well!)
PitStoP1 year ago
These look so good and tasty. I can almost taste them. I was tempted to take a bite off the screen. =) Btw The poopy photos look fine to me. ;)
jessyratfink (author)  PitStoP1 year ago
I was imagining a much nicer main image, haha - I was feeling very ambitious and it just didn't work out. Too late, too dark, too hungry. :D

But thanks!
You're Welcome!
I hear you. It's hard for me to concentrate when I'm hungry and the food is calling me. haha =D
srohwer1 year ago
Favorited. We have a local place where we get the sauce. Looks great!

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