EASY OVEN BARBECUED CHICKEN

Teresa G.

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This is a recipe that I created for those cold, rainy days when you're really craving barbecued chicken, but you really don't want to go fire up the grill. It's very easy, very delicious and very easy on the wallet.


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Serves:

3 or more

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper, ground black
1/2 Tbsp
chicken rub, your favorite (i use mccormick's grill mates)
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
3 large
chicken leg quarters
1-1 1/2 c
barbecue sauce, your favorite (i use john boy & billy's original)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper & chicken rub/seasoning.
2
Remove and discard any excessive fat from chicken; pat dry with paper towels.
3
Rub most of the salt mixture between skin and meat of each chicken piece (all sides of both thighs and legs;) rub remainder on top of skin.
4
Preheat oven to 275ºF.
5
In a large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium/medium high heat.
6
Add chicken, skin side down; cook until it's a golden brown (about 3 minutes;) turn chicken over, lower heat to medium & cook until second side is lightly browned (chicken will not be completely cooked yet.)
7
Shut heat off, cover with lid (or cover tightly with aluminum foil.)
8
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour (45-50 minutes if quarters are on the small side.)
9
Remove from oven; carefully drain off all the accumulated juices (I save the juices, skim the fat from it and save it for broth.)
10
Pour 1/2 cup barbecue sauce over chicken.
11
Place chicken back in the oven, uncovered; increase heat to 400ºF; bake for 15 minutes; remove from oven.
12
Turn chicken over; pour another 1/2 cup sauce over chicken. (If desired, you may remove the skin before adding the second 1/2 cup of sauce.)
13
Place chicken back in the oven, uncovered; bake for another 15 minutes; remove from oven.
14
Use a large spoon to spoon sauce from pan over chicken. Serve immediately or keep warm until served. If extra browning is desired, place under broiler, briefly. Watch carefully to avoid burning.
15
Cover and refrigerate leftovers (plastic is preferrable; do not allow aluminum foil to touch chicken.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy