Oven BBQ Chicken

This is another fairly simple chicken recipe that I make from time to time.

Oven BBQ Chicken

Oven BBQ Chicken


  • 2-3 lbs chicken (can be legs, thighs, breasts, boneless or bone-in, skin-on or skinless — just note that bone-in chicken will take longer to cook.)
  • melted butter or olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce


Preheat oven to 450.

Grease a large baking dish. I like to line mine with foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray to make for easier cleanup.

Wash and trim the chicken. Pat dry with a paper towel.

Coat the chicken with melted butter or olive oil. Place in the pan.

Season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 15 minutes at 450 to get a good browning on the chicken.

Reduce heat to 350 and cook another 15-45 minutes until the juices run clear.

About 15-20 minutes before finished cooking pour the BBQ sauce over the chicken and continue baking.

Remove from the oven and let sit 5-10 minutes before serving.

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