The unique American flavor of honey barbecue combines the sweet aroma of honey with the smoky tang of authentic barbecue sauce. This recipe takes less than 10 minutes of preparation and the result is a moist and savory chicken full of flavor. Baking chicken prevents the meat from becoming too dry and the honey barbecue sauce thickens and infuses the chicken with flavor all the way to the bone. Follow these steps for a savory meal.
Things You'll Need
- Whole chicken cut into pieces Salt and pepper 1 tsp. garlic powder or onion powder 1 1/2 to 2 cups barbecue sauce 1/2 cup honey 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
Place the chicken inside of a baking dish. Sprinkle either the garlic or onion powder over the chicken. Cover the baking dish with foil and place in the oven. Bake the chicken for 45 minutes.
While the chicken is baking, mix together the barbecue sauce, honey and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl.
Remove the chicken from the oven. Pour the honey barbecue mixture over the chicken pieces, taking care to evenly cover every piece.
Place the baking dish back in the oven. Bake uncovered for an additional 25 minutes until the honey barbecue sauce thickens.
Tips & Warnings
- Adding a small amount of ginger may also help to enhance the honey barbecue flavor. If you plan to use boneless chicken breasts, cut the initial baking time to 25 minutes.
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