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: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 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

1 serving: 324 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 602mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 39g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.


  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°, 35-45 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Oven Barbecued Chicken in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p29

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 253600
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"Very easy , economical and tasty! The sauce is a very good blend of sweet and tangy!"

maryannet User ID: 1456288 253508
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"I cut the recipe down to one chicken breast. Easy to make this baked chicken."

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 253476
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"We had this perfectly named chicken tonight as it was very delicious. The sauce makes this chicken. It was just tangy enough yet not too sweet. A perfect blend of flavors.

I halved the recipe for the two of us but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. This is definitely a five-star recipe and I’d give it a few more stars if I could. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

dublinlab User ID: 1682119 253430
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"Excellent! I used a whole large chicken cut into pieces so l had a nice variety of meat. It was good cold too. Janet VFE"

amehart User ID: 1464390 253384
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"Wonderfully easy and so delicious!! Everyone loved the sauce and will probably use it on some pulled pork we have as well. Great recipe and one we will make again and again!"

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 253359
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2016

"Such a delicious and easy recipe to make ! I used bone in chicken thighs in place of the breast, so very versatile also!"

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 253303
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.

Submitted by a Volunteer Taste of Home Food Editor"

ShannonMLeger User ID: 4216848 253294
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!"

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 253279
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)"

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 253218
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.

Taste of Home volunteer Field Editor"

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