Oven Barbecued Chicken
- Preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes
- Baking time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
- Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- 1 whole fryer chicken, cut into separate pieces, approximately 2 to 3 pounds of chicken (or any combination of chicken parts you like)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1½ cups homemade barbecue sauce or store bought barbecue sauce of your choice
If you are making homemade barbecue sauce prepare anywhere from 1 to 24 hours before baking your chicken.
- Preheat the oven to to 350°.
- Set aside ½ cup of the barbecue sauce in a small bowl.
- Mix the salt and pepper together in a small bowl or prep dish.
- Rinse off the chicken parts and pat dry with paper towels.
- Rub the chicken parts with the salt and pepper mixture.
- Heat the oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet.
- Fry the chicken parts for about 5 minutes per side, or until a nice golden brown. To prevent crowding, fry the parts in batches.
- Transfer the fried chicken parts, meat side up, to a shallow baking dish. A large rectangular roaster works well for this.
- Using a spoon or a basting brush, spread 1 cup of barbecue sauce on top of the chicken parts.
- Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until a fork pierces the thickest part of the meat easily.
- Serve with the extra ½ cup of barbecue sauce on the side.