Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

A baked barbecue chicken recipe should produce moist and juicy chicken meat that is subtly enhanced by your favorite prepared barbecue sauces. Baking chicken is not only one of the best ways to preserve flavors and moisture, but it's also one of the easiest ways to prepare a fast meal.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1½ to 2 cups barbecue sauce
Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe
Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe
Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

Step 2

Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and place them in a baking dish.

Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe
Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

Step 3

Sprinkle garlic powder over the chicken.

Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe
Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

Step 4

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe
Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

Step 5

Remove the baking dish from the oven. Drain any fat that may have accumulated.

Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe
Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

Step 6

Pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken, making sure the sauce evenly covers every piece of chicken.

Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe
Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

Step 7

Place the baking dish back in the oven, and bake uncovered an additional 30 minutes.

Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe
Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

Tips & Warnings

  • After the chicken bakes for 45 minutes, you can remove the skin if you wish.
  • If you use boneless chicken breasts, cut the initial baking time in half.
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