Oven Barbecued Chicken Recipe
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Oven Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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Chicken and Sunday dinner belong together. During my married life on a dairy farm, I'd make and bake chicken before church. — Esther Shank, Harrisonburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken: 302 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  3. Place chicken in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Pour sauce over chicken. Bake, uncovered, 45-60 minutes or until chicken juices run clear, basting occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Oven Barbecued Chicken in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p37

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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apschwartz User ID: 1393337 251859
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"very good and easy. I also just used breasts and baked for an hour with perfectly done chicken as the outcome. will definitely make again."

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 241400
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Who needs bottled barbecue sauce with this easy to make and tasty recipe? I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but didn't brown them. I put them in a pan, poured the sauce over them and baked it at 350 for 1 hour."

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 241121
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"I made this for dinner last night and was not disappointed! Everyone in the family enjoyed it. The sauce is the perfect mix of tangy and sweet, and the chicken was perfectly tender after the 45 minutes. There was a breast leftover, and I thinly sliced it and coated it with leftover sauce for an amazing chicken sandwich for lunch today! This will definitely become part of the regular rotation."

kdfromm User ID: 8406252 235234
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"great flavor and very easy to make. will make again."

ShannonMLeger User ID: 4216848 229247
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"Delicious! I used bone-in thigh/leg pieces and cut them to separate the thighs from the legs to make four servings of two pieces each. easy recipe with great results!"

kdsmom User ID: 1163546 220545
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"Just excellent for sandwiches on good rolls! I lightly browned bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs in a skillet, then put them into the slow cooker, with the other ingredients, on low for 7 hours. Then I removed the pieces, took off the skin and discarded that with the bones, and shredded the chicken. I skimmed the fat from the top of the barbecue sauce before returning meat to the sauce. It's really very delicious."

[email protected] User ID: 3606933 218490
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"I really love this "Oven BBQ chicken" recipe. I found it many years ago in a "Taste of Home magazines"... This BBQ sauce isn't thick but the flavor is sweet and tangy'. I doctor it up with a few T of bottle BBQ sauce too and my guys like it that way. My only complaint is having to brown the chicken, which I have done sometimes, but I'm a bit lazy so now I skip the browning and brush the pieces with the oil and then place in the oven on higher temp (like 450) before adding the sauce; when it's a little browned I lower the temperature, add the BBQ sauce to bake the rest of the way through..."

[email protected] User ID: 3456803 4351
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"Delicious, easy to make, had raves from all family members"

angcy User ID: 1160970 1604
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"Delicious. The sauce tastes very good. It is an easy and a quick recipe. I cooked it with bonesless and skinless chicken when we had my in laws here. Everyone from my picky toddler to in laws love it."

Mudbuchanan User ID: 7740027 4307
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"This is the second time I've made this. It's great as is. I used less chicken so I had left over sauce. I used the sauce later in the week to make BBQ shrimp. I sautéed onions, and added it to sauce and shrimp."

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