A couple of weeks ago, I asked (via the Cozycakes Cottage Facebook page) what people would like to see me post in the new year. A few folks requested more dinner recipes. My pleasure. Since I love baking and treats, I usually share those recipes. And it’s generally dark by the time dinner is ready so I hesitate to take food shots then. But, as I mentioned yesterday, real life is happening over here and I know you all understand and connect to that. So I’m pretty sure most of you don’t mind less-than-perfect photos. I appreciate that. 🙂
I thought I’d share some of the easiest recipes we enjoy first. I think those are the most helpful to share because, if you’re anything like me, you’re a fan of meals that come together quickly and simply. That clock is a-ticking, isn’t it? Sometimes we’ve got better/more important things to do than be tied down in the kitchen.
I love to make my sweet friend Melissa’s (of Chindeep) chicken drummies because they cook up in the slow cooker. Awesome. I use the little Trader Joe’s drumsticks for that yummy recipe (highly recommend!). My little family loves this BBQ chicken, too, but it cooks up in the oven. I love it because it isn’t a time-sucker. Mix that sauce up, pour it over the chicken, toss it in the oven, and enjoy! The sauce is delicious and the drumsticks are tender. I also like that I can get a pack of organic drumsticks for about $4. Bonus: BBQ chicken without using the grill. Hope you like it as much as we do. ♥
Baked BBQ Chicken
- About 3 lbs. chicken pieces (we like drumsticks)
- 18 oz. bottle of barbecue sauce (I make my own or use Sweet Baby Ray's)
- ¼ cup honey
- 1.5 Tbsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. granulated onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp. freshly ground Black pepper
- ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
- Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 9 x 13-in. baking dish with cooking spray (or grease). Place chicken in dish. In a bowl, combine barbecue sauce, honey, oregano, garlic powder, granulated onion, garlic, pepper, and paprika. Mix well and pour over chicken, reserving about ½ cup. Cover with foil and bake for about 35 minutes. After 35 minutes, remove foil and turn the chicken. Spread/pour remaining sauce mixture over chicken. Bake uncovered for another 35-45 minutes or until chicken is done. Please check your chicken as time will vary with ovens and the type of chicken pieces you use. Note: I also spoon some of the sauce in the dish over the chicken during the last half hour of baking to give it all the yummy coating it can get.