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Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 355kcal
Enjoy the incredibly flavorful taste of juicy, tender chicken with barbeque sauce that will satisfy your tastebuds and leave you coming back for seconds. The chicken is full of flavor and perfect to prepare with some of your favorite sides for a full meal.
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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce plus more for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray a 9x13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.
    1 teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon ground smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Rub each chicken breast with olive oil and seasoning to evenly coat.
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the chicken with half of the BBQ sauce.
    ½ cup barbecue sauce, 1½-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken over and brush with the remaining sauce.
  • Bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F. For crispy edges, broil the chicken for 1-2 additional minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven, brush with more sauce if desired, and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Notes

  • Storage: Store chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • Chicken Thighs: Prepare the chicken thighs as instructed above. Bake for 20 minutes at 425°F. Flip the chicken thighs over and brush with the remaining sauce. Bake for another 10 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F. Continue with the recipe as written.
  • Chicken Drumsticks: Prepare the drumsticks as instructed above. Bake for 20 minutes at 425°F. Flip the drumsticks over and brush with the remaining sauce. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F. Continue with the recipe as written.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 930mg | Potassium: 942mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg