Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Oven Broiled Chicken with Barbecue Sauce


Oven Broiled Chicken with Barbecue Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Perfectly tender chicken, marinated and then glazed with this homemade barbecue sauce made for a great weeknight meal. We rarely grill on weeknights, so the broiler was my tool for this meal.  (My apologies in advance to Larry, Chris and Jenn. I already know that you are appalled. I promise to use my grill more frequently this year!)

I love using my broiler for quick and easy dinners. It takes almost no time at all and I am free to finish up the rest of the meal in the kitchen while it is cooking. Served with a tossed garden salad and some smashed potatoes, this is a favorite meal for everyone in the family.

Oven Broiled Chicken with Barbecue Sauce
(printable recipe)

8 boneless chicken thighs
2 cups homemade barbecue sauce or your favorite store bought sauce

Pour the sauce over the chicken in an airtight container or a large ziploc bag. Let it rest in the refrigerator (turning it every few hours) for at least 6 hours. I just tossed mine in with the sauce in the morning and it was ready to go for dinner. If you think of it, remove the chicken from the refrigerator at least half an hour before cooking. You can still cook it straight from the refrigerator though, if you forget.

When ready to cook, preheat the oven to Broil and line a large baking sheet with foil. Spread the chicken pieces out across it. Reserve the extra marinade in the bag to glaze the chicken with later just before the chicken finishes cooking.

Broil the chicken for 5-6 minutes on the first side and then remove from the oven and turn the pieces over. Broil another 5 minutes or so, just until the chicken is almost done. If your pieces are thicker, they will take a little longer.

Turn the pieces again (if desired) and coat well with the remaining sauce. Broil for another 2 minutes or so, until the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear. Enjoy!

Oven Broiled Chicken with Barbecue Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

14 comments:

  1. I was wondering what you did with that bbq sauce! Sounds like a great weeknight meal!

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  2. I can honestly say I clearly do not use my broiler enough. I have never broiled meat before, but this sounds delish. I bet the sauce gets nice and caramelized using this method.

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  3. This chicken looks finger licking good! Juicy, tender, sweet and hot. I'm ready for dinner now.

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  4. lol.. no need for apologies on my part, Mary! Some people just don't grill.. I accept that and never judge :)
    Heck, that chicken looks so good, you could have told me you grilled it and I would not have batted an eye! YUM!

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  5. I love anything with chicken thighs it's my favorite cut. And it's budget friendly! These look amazing... who needs a grill! These are perfect!

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  6. This chicken looks so good nice and tender. Just like it was on the grill. Great post and great job

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  7. I'm so excited to try this and your homemade sauce. Definitely going on my menu for next week! I've done oven baked chicken and crock pot chicken, but it's never been quite right...have you tried grilling?

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  8. It's pretty hard to beat smashed potatoes and chicken with homemade BBQ sauce - which sounds very good by the way. LOL that you felt the need to appologize - since I mostly use a gas grill, it's not much different than the broiler just on the bottom rather than top. The main thing is you whip up good grub however you choose to cook it. I think our oven may have a broiler :-)

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  9. I love using the broiler! This looks so good. I have to check out your homemade bbq sauce recipe!

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  10. I love the taste of meat made under the broiler. This chicken looks very tasty; the picture is making my mother water.

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  11. Looks yum...am so glad that the BBQ season is almost upon us :-)

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  12. Great post! This chicken looks delicious

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  13. Wow! That look incredibly tasty!! Yum... Makes me want to dig in... And I love that they were oven-broiled! Thanks for sharing this :)

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  14. never mind my questions from the prior post, ha ha.

    I have no problem with this at all. Especially since you didn't call it barbecue chicken, you named it perfectly. Even the BBQ curmudgeons wouldn't take issue with this.

    But for the first part of my life, "barbecue chicken" to me was done in a tomato sauce in the oven like this. And I still loved it.

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