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Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

In this recipe, I will show you how to make delicious oven-baked bbq chicken. For weeknight meals, try this really simple barbecue chicken dish. There is no need for a grill; all you need to do is season, bake, and brush.

Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

How to prepapre Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

To prepare, add garlic, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well to combine. Clean the chicken thoroughly, pat dry then cut a slit in each one and place in the bowl.

Coat the chicken on all sides and marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then brush with some olive oil. Or line with parchment paper.

Arrange drumsticks on your baking sheet—Bake for an hour.

Remove chicken from the oven and up the heat to 425F.

Brush the drumsticks with bbq sauce then flip and brush the other side—Bake for 7 minutes.

Repeat brushing and baking for another 3 or 4 times or until chicken is crispy, the sauce is dark and thick, and well layered on your chicken.


For the marinade:

  • 4 garlic cloves. minced.
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice. about half a lime.
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil.
  • 2 teaspoon Salt or to taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

For the chicken:

  • 10 chicken drumsticks bone-in, skin on.
  • 2 cups Barbecue sauce homemade or store-bought.

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