Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Unconventional Barbecue Chicken

I've only recently started eating barbecue sauce. Crazy, right? I like it now, either my own that I make or Sweet Baby Ray's from the bottle. My newfound like of barbecue sauce has not come with a newfound comfort of manning the grill, so I found this way of doing it in the oven on allrecipes and adapted it to my liking.

family pack of chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
Barbecue sauce to your liking (1-2 cups)

Spray a small casserole dish with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 350. Apply garlic powder and salt to both sides of chicken. I rub some of the garlic powder under the skin.

Cover and cook for an hour.

Remove from oven. Drain fat from the dish. Remove skin from chicken (make sure you get it off from underneath too). Put chicken back in the dish, brush with barbecue sauce, and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
1 - before it goes in the oven / 2 - when you first take it out, fat on bottom and skin still on / 3 - brushed with barbecue
It turns out really tender and delicious. Whether you're a fraidy cat like me and don't want to use the grill, or don't want to use it in the cold winter months, this is a good way to still enjoy barbecue chicken. Serve with green beans and rice to round it out.
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  1. I am a weirdo who doesn't like my meat on the bone, but I would totally make with boneless chicken. Sweet Baby Ray's is the best BBQ sauce. Word!

  2. I only came for the haiku, unicorns...rainbows? Haha!

  3. I just recently started cooking with chicken thighs, and oh my gossssh! They make everything taste better. This looks easy, and delish!

  4. you know, i've never really made barbeque chicken and I need to try this. Especially since I hate the grill.

  5. Not liking barbeque sauce is just blasphemous. Sweet Baby Rays is a favorite around here. I think we currently have a bottle of each of the different varieties in our refrigerator. Sweet and spicy is pretty delicious.

    The grill is not bad at all. I used to be afraid of it and now I am the grillmaster. So easy and no dishes to wash!

  6. I am not a big fan of barbecue sauce unless it is burnt onto the chicken, nor can I eat the thighs or legs- too much sinew-y stuff. I will try this with split breasts and under the broiler to crisp up the barbecue sauce.
    Can't wait for the Mike Doyle blog tomorrow!

    I am sweet, not sour
    I like my meat salty
    I get sillier by the hour


  7. BBQ sauce is one of those things I eat but I wouldn't say that I liked, so I don't think you're missing much. Perusal of your past posts and pinterest boards will likely be happening for me soon... I think it's time I attempt to embrace the kitchen. Slowly. And without touching raw meat. I'm with Kerry, I'm weird about eating meat off the bone!

  8. I think I would put BBQ sauce on almost anything if I could! I prefer baking (or using the crock pot) when I cook chicken, so this looks like a great recipe to try out!

  9. BBQ chicken is a fave at our house! Thanks for sgaring!

  10. I am TERRIFIED of the grill. I will not light it, use it, or basically go anywhere near it. I do like this idea for chicken because it is so easy and seems like a great dish for a Sunday.

  11. Baked BBQ chicken has always been a favorite of mine but actually haven't cooked it in a few years. Sweet Baby Rays is the only BBQ sauce I buy. It's definitely the best in my opinion.

  12. Oooo I like it! I love barbecue chicken...but considering it's starting to get cold again- actually grilling it isn't an option (at least for a freeze baby like me).


    Ummm you have never really had BBQ sauce before? Say whaaaaaaa??? That is like a sin here in the south or something. Sweet Baby Rays is one of my favorite bottled sauces. I am terrified of the grill too!

  14. I'm a scaredy cat too when it comes to the grill... I don't know what it is but I can't work that thing to save my life and my husband can't cook in the kitchen. So it all works out I guess :-P

    This looks DELISH! Love bbq chicken!

  15. Stopping by from the link-up. I live grilling but I will often bake my bbq chicken. This is such a simple and tasty dish.

  16. Yum- that sounds DELISH! We don't have a grill (boo!) so this is right up my alley! I looooove bbq chicken!

  17. How could you not have had BBQ sauce before? And next you have to share your BBQ sauce recipe :-)

    Love this... so easy and healthy too!

  18. I've developed this habit of reading your blog while I eat lunch at my desk. I kind of like it!
    We are one in the same. My sauce of SBR's. I hate manning the grill, but love being in the kitchen. I also wanted to tell you that I have baked quesadillas twice now and I'm in love with this super easy concept.

  19. Finally got to Tuesday's blog reading (and I feel like ive been readng blogs all day haha). I love this recipe! I bake bbq chicken also so I could def try this!

  20. This is awesome. I don't have a BBQ (can't, apt rules, blech), but I love BBQ chicken. Definitely will be trying this. Unicorns and rainbows all around!

  21. This post would be better if it were about shit that MFD says... ;P

  22. I'm not a huge fan of barbecue sauce, but I do like Sweet Baby Ray's!

  23. i havent ever really liked bbq sauce but i love the ease of this recipe.. my in laws love it and i am not good on the grill, so definitely pinning this for the future :)

  24. My stomach is literally growling. That looks so good!

  25. My husband and I are super picky about BBQ sauces. There are so many different ones. There is this place in Texas called Rudy's. Their BBQ is awesome. Has a little kick to it, so they also have Sissy Sauce! If you ever come down south, definitely check out Rudy's! And thank for the recipe. SO easy, I think I can do it!! And make it taste good! Haha


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