Baked BBQ Chicken

With Summer almost over and with the unpredictable weather we've been having lately going outside to barbecue on the grill is becoming less likely. So I found a recipe as I was browsing around the net last week that I think might just be one of my family's favorites already.

This baked barbecue chicken recipe from Divas Can Cook is super easy and very delicious. My husband was shocked at how good it turned out. It literally taste like I had these bad boys on the grill, but nope, it was all done in my good old oven. 

This is definitely a recipe that will be getting much use when we get our craving this Fall and Winter for some barbecue. Enjoy!

Baked BBQ Chicken
Source: Adapted from Divas Can Cook
Chicken of choice (I used drumsticks)
garlic pepper seasoning
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup water (I don’t always add water but in the video I did, forgot to mention)
6 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2-3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 450.
Place chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet and season both sides generously with garlic pepper seasoning.
Mix all of the remaining ingredients in a bowl to create the bbq sauce.
Place the sauce in the microwave to melt the butter if needed.
Cover both sides of the chicken with bbq sauce.
Bake skin side up for 40-45 minutes, basting with the bbq sauce every 15 minutes.
Turn the oven to broil for the last two minutes of baking and broil for 1-2 minutes to crisp up the skin. Watch it carefully.
Remove from oven and let chicken rest for about 5-7 minutes before serving.


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