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Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

This is one of the juiciest oven baked BBQ chicken you'll ever taste
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Chicken, Easy Chicken Dinner
Servings: 6
Author: Dan


  • 6-8 chicken thighs and/or drumsticks bone-in, skin on about 2.5 to 3 lb.
  • 1 cup your favorite BBQ sauce


  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • You can marinate the chicken in a brine, buttermilk or seasonings that you like.
  • Pat the chicken dry on both sides, then transfer to a medium bowl.
  • Toss garlic, salt, lemon pepper and paprika in a small bowl. Sprinkle over chicken in bowl. Toss with tongs until pieces are coated.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F and cover a baking sheet with foil.
  • Place the chicken skin side down on a baking sheet.

Bake the chicken for :

  • 30 minutes - 400 F then drain juices, flip chicken
  • 15 minutes - 400 F then drain juices, place skin side down and baste with BBQ sauce
  • 10 minutes - 400 F then drain juices, flip chicken, baste with BBQ sauce
  • 10 minutes - 425 F then baste with BBQ sauce
  • 2 minutes - put under broiler to caramelize
  • 10 minutes - let chicken rest before serving.