Next, you’ll want to
delicately drizzle squirt some of your favorite BBQ (or barbecue for those that prefer the long version) sauce on top of the chicken. I like to use Sweet Baby Ray’s because it is tasty and I can find it at Aldi. I usually use about half of the bottle, but it really is to taste. I like to at least save half a cup or so to serve with the meal as some of my family members want it saucier than others!
Next, you’ll bake your chicken. Now I usually buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cut mine up into lots of big chunks. You could also use the chicken tender cuts to save yourself the trouble. Chicken thighs, wings, leg quarters, or whole breasts would work, too, but their cooking times will vary a bit. I cook my chicken chunks between 25-35 minutes at 350 degrees. Always check to make sure your biggest piece is thoroughly cooked with no pink in the middle or whip out your meat thermometer and make sure you’re at 165 degrees for boneless or 170 degrees for bone-in chicken pieces.
Voila! You have your entree all done! I like to serve with equally easy sides like fresh fruit, babyy carrots, and a salad.
1-2-3 BBQ Chicken Recipe
Non-stick spray or olive oil
1-2 pounds of fresh/thawed chicken
1 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray baking dish with non-stick spray or olive oil. Load chicken into the baking dish.
- Cover chicken with barbecue sauce, reserving 1/2-1 cup to serve on the side once cooked.
- Bake 25-50 minutes, or until there is no pink remaining inside.
This chicken cooking chart will help you decide how long to cook your chicken.
Crockpot BBQ Chicken is just as easy! In fact, you can even start with frozen chicken. Throw your chicken in the crock pot or slow cooker, cover with sauce, and cook with the lid on for 6-8 hours on low.