Baked BBQ Chicken

Cozycakes Cottage: Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

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.

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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.  ♥grey signature

Baked BBQ Chicken

Baked BBQ Chicken
A great way to enjoy BBQ chicken without heading out to the grill.
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4-6
  • 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
  1. 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.



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