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super moist oven baked bbq chicken

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Cheryl Culver
Coyle, OK

This chicken is really moist and juicy. With your favorite BBQ sauce and the smoky paprika, it's just what you need to make for dinner soon.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The recipe fits its name! This chicken is flavorful and succulent which can be difficult to accomplish with boneless chicken breasts. The marinade imparts great flavor and tenderizes the meat. Continuously basting while the chicken bakes is a great trick that keeps the chicken coated so it's moist and doesn't dry out. And, it makes the chicken full of flavor. A great formula for oven-baked chicken breasts.

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(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
method Bake

Ingredients For super moist oven baked bbq chicken

  • 4 lg
    boneless chicken breast halves
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    smoky paprika
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp
    sea salt
  • dash
    pepper, to your taste
  • 1 c
    bbq sauce, your favorite

How To Make super moist oven baked bbq chicken

  • Chicken breasts in a resealable bag.
    How to Make it: Remove skin from chicken breasts and place them in a large Ziploc bag.
  • Olive oil, smoked paprika, lemon juice, and garlic in a small bowl.
    Combine olive oil, smoked paprika, lemon juice, and garlic in a small bowl.
  • Pouring marinade over the chicken.
    Pour over chicken.
  • Chicken marinating in a resealable bag.
    Let chicken marinate for at least an hour, up to 24 in the fridge.
  • Chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove chicken from bag and place on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Chicken baking in the oven.
    Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Brushing barbecue sauce on the chicken.
    Brush a layer of BBQ sauce on the chicken. Return to the oven.
  • Continuing to baste the chicken with barbecue sauce.
    Repeat brushing with BBQ sauce every 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes longer.
  • Chicken breasts cooked until 165 F.
    Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F when read with a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast. Enjoy with your favorite side dishes and some BBQ sauce for dipping.