Delicious Oven Barbecued Chicken Recipe
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Delicious Oven Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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A friend made this moist chicken for us when we had our first child. I pared down the recipe to make it lower in fat and calories. It is now a family favorite, and even the kids ask for it. —Marge Wagner of Roselle, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

324 calories: 1 serving, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 602mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0g fiber), 39g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 4 lean meat


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken over medium heat. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. Recoat skillet with cooking spray. Add onion; cook and stir over medium heat until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Pour over chicken.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°, 45-55 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Oven Barbecued Chicken in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p29

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Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"Move over Memphis! This sauce is king. To be honest I was a tad hesitant because my family is not wild for vinegar sauces, so I didn't use the full amount. Everything else was done according to the recipe- sauce-wise. Since the only chicken I had in the house were chicken tenders, I used them. I just didn't have to cook them as long.

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Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"We loved this chicken dish! I used four large boneless chicken breasts and they were so moist and tender. The sauce was delicious and we spooned the extra onto rice and I served steamed broccoli on the side. Will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"My family and I loved this chicken dish. The sauce was delicious and the chicken was so moist. I served it with a salad and mashed potatoes. (Taste of home volunteer field editor)"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"Hubby and I both enjoyed this Sassy speaking sauce. Its got just the right amount of tang and sharpness to it. Its so good that you really can think outside of the box. Ribs would be perfect . Down size the recipe and it would be a nice addition to a meat loaf mixture. ON top as a sauce or added to the meat mixture for that nice barbecue taste.

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2016

"I put the chicken under the broiler after cooking it. Like it alittle crispy. Very good tho!"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2016

"NOTE: I cooked sauce in a medium saucepan-the same pan for cooking the onion! I used 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts. I did not brown the chicken-I just baked it with the sauce. I used 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil to cook onion in a medium saucepan, and used 1 tsp. Dijon mustard instead of ground mustard. I found that I needed to bake chicken 70 minutes to insure that it would be thoroughly finished. I used Perdue boneless skinless chicken breasts! This recipe definitely is a keeper! delowenstein"

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"Wow! This was really good!! I used four boneless, skinless chicken breasts and the chicken was moist and tender. The barbecue sauce is terrific! This one went right into my recipe box. Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"This was wonderful! This sweet tangy sauce is so good! It really gets in the chicken! Browning the chicken first, and leaving the bone in give it such a good flavor and it's so moist. I also used chicken thighs and drumsticks because I had them , and they were wonderful too! We will keep this recipe handy and use it again!"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"My family liked this recipe. It had a good flavor and I will use it again."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

"This is really delicious, especially with a side of cheesy potatoes."

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