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Delicious Oven Barbecued Chicken Recipe

Delicious Oven Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Delicious Oven Barbecued Chicken

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gunslinger 253600
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

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

maryannet 253508
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

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

MarineMom_texas 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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"

cruisingail 253201
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2016

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

delowenstein 253182
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"

Debglass11 253169
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!"

erinshea1982 253136
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!"

Janadele 75044
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

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

blue_eyes998 75043
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

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

Teinerfl 129102
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"We loved it. My mom makes a similar one and I really liked how the cooked onions tasted in it. I may try to cover the chicken in the oven, at least for part of the time, as it got rather dried out, though! But we all liked it!"

twinkle_toes 56984
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"This is definitely a winner. Have made it often and everyone loves it including me!"

akglmu 103095
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2009

"This is absolutely divine! Great flavor. Beats store bought BBQ sauce, hands down. Super easy to make and would be great for a summer dinner party with friends. Will definitely make this again and again!"

scarlet286 205781
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2009


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