Thursday, January 30, 2014

Oven Baked Barbeque Chicken

I love when my husband cooks BBQ chicken on his Big Green Egg, but during the work/school week, Mitch rarely grills, because the girls and I are hungry and ready to eat when he gets home from work.  

I purchased these massive chicken breasts during The Fresh Market's $2.99 Tuesday sale.  I'm never sure whether I should say I bought two or four chicken breasts.  Before shopping at The Fresh Market, every store I bought chicken at sold chicken breast halves, but they are never labeled that way.  

Oven baked barbeque chicken is ridiculously easy to make.  Pour some barbeque sauce in an oven safe dish, add the chicken, then add more sauce.  Prep work is done!  

30 minutes later, you will have amazingly juicy barbeque chicken.  This would be a great way to cook chicken for my BBQ Chicken Wraps.  You can view the recipe here.

Today, I used Stubb's Sweet Heat barbeque sauce.  It was a little too spicy for my girls, and I didn't care for it much myself.  We had some Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce in the fridge, so my daughters dipped their chicken in their favorite sauce to tone the Stubb's down a bit.  I bought Stubb's at Publix because it is certified gluten free and didn't have sugar or high fructose corn syrup as the first ingredient, like so many others.  I like the taste of Sweet Baby Ray's, but high fructose corn syrup is the first ingredient.  

I much prefer Guy Fieri's Bourbon Brown Sugar sauce, but I only had half a bottle left in the house, and I am saving that for BBQ chicken pizza tomorrow night.  The first ingredient in Guy's sauce is tomato puree, and it contains no major allergens.  This sauce absolutely rocks!  Best BBQ sauce ever!  The only problem is that I have never found it in a store in Orlando.  I purchase Guy's Fieri's Bourbon Brown Sugar Sauce in bulk from

I sometimes cook barbeque chicken in my Crock Pot, but I much prefer this recipe for tender and juicy chicken.

Oven Baked Barbeque Chicken


3 or 4 large chicken breasts (or should I say chicken breast halves)
1 bottle of gluten free barbeque sauce


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Choose an oven safe dish that is just large enough to fit your chicken.

Pour just enough barbeque sauce into your dish to coat the bottom.  Add your chicken breasts in a single layer, and pour in enough barbeque sauce to just cover them.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken reaches 160 degrees.  Allow it to rest in your baking dish for at least 5 minutes, until it comes up to 165 degrees.

Recipe Notes

I bought a kitchen thermometer before Christmas.  lt has been phenomenal for testing the doneness of my meat.  I also use it when baking bread.  You can view it here.


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