Easy Barbecue Chicken Recipe

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Easy Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Easy Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Easy Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Easy Barbecue Chicken Recipe

A sweet and spicy barbecue sauce with a lime twist which differentiates it from any other BBQ sauces you have tried; lime juice adds a bit of tanginess to the sauce and helps it to brighten up the dish; increase the quantity of lime if you like to have more tangy BBQ sauce;

Recipe Info:

  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2 ½ – 3 pounds) whole chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (freshly squeezed is preferred)
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F; coat a heavy duty foil lined rimmed baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Rinse the chicken under running water; pat with paper towels until dry; sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper all over the pieces.


Arrange seasoned chicken skin side down on the prepared baking sheet; bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes turning pieces once during the process.


Make sauce in the mean time by mixing 1 cup barbecue sauce, ¼ cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons honey, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon lime juice, ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes in a bowl; whisk until all the ingredients combines into sauce.


Discard the fat/liquids from the baking tray after 30 minutes; pour BBQ sauce over chicken; make sure to coat all pieces; return the tray back to oven and bake for another 25 minutes until chicken cooks through; check the doneness of the chicken by cutting the thickest part with a fork tip or by registering the internal temperature with a thermometer. Ideal temp should be 165 degrees.


Change oven to broiler; baste the chicken with the sauce from the tray; put it in the broiler and broil for 5 minutes; take the tray out once done; transfer to serving platters; garnish with thinly sliced lime wedges if you like; serve hot.


Notes & Tips:

  • Baking time depends on the thickness of the chicken pieces.
  • Use a teaspoon of liquid smoke to get the smoky flavor of the grill.
  • For a variation use turkey or pork for this recipe.
  • Leftover chicken can be used in sandwiches.
  • To avoid the scrubbing must use a foil in the baking sheet.
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