Oven BBQ Chicken (recipe)

Oven BBQ Chicken (recipe)

This post was originally published on August 22, 2007. It has been updated once since then

Summer is the time to fire up the grill… at least that’s what the US food programs and magazines tell me. Here in Trinidad, I’ve never really known or been part of a huge grilling or BBQ culture. As a kid there was a time when my father went on a BBQ kick, that lasted about a month after which the grill was determined to difficult to clean and fell into disuse. I have no idea what became of it or the bag of coals that were so enthusiastically bought for it.

My next initiation into the world of BBQs was as a fundraising mechanism in both primary and high school. There was nothing like the smell of multiple grills all working in tandem to fill up the flimsy paper boxes that our paper chits would procure. The funds from these BBQs (and their equally popular counterpart the Curry-Q) presumably going to help fund the upkeep of a school or to support the mission of an organization. Even then my favourite BBQs had to meet certain requirements. The flavour had to be both sweet and smoky. The sauce had to be thick and shiny. And the chicken? Well the chicken had to have dark, crunchy, practically charred bits. Should any of these characteristics be lacking, and the BBQ would be a failure in my eyes.

Although there is no substitute for BBQ from the grill, oven-baked chicken recipes are in my eyes are perfectly acceptable substitute as the results of this recipe will testify! :D

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
Adapted from a recipe on KraftFoods.com
Serves 6

INGREDIENTS:
½ cup Italian Dressing
1 broiler-fryer chicken (3 lb.), cut up
1 cup Hickory Smoke Barbecue Sauce
1 scotch bonnet pepper, chopped

DIRECTIONS:
1. Clean chicken pieces with lime
2. Season with salt and pepper
3. Pour dressing over chicken in resealable plastic bag. Seal bag; turn to evenly coat chicken.
4. Refrigerate 1 hour to overnight.
5. Remove chicken from marinade; discard bag and marinade.

6. Preheat oven to 450F
7. Blend barbecue sauce and chopped pepper; set aside.

8. Arrange chicken pieces in a single layer in a nonstick, glass, or ceramic baking dish.
9. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the skin loses its raw look.

10. Pour about 2/3 of the bbq sauce mixture over the chicken and turn to coat

11. Bake for 25 – 35 minutes, basting with some of the remaining sauce in the pan every 5 to 7 minutes.

12. Place the chicken on a serving plate and spoon a portion of the remaining sauce on each piece

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  • http://kitchenmusings.typepad.com veron

    finally upgraded my browser! Now I can see your website. I love chicken bbq, love the glaze on yours – looks so goood!

  • http://kitchenmusings.typepad.com veron

    finally upgraded my browser! Now I can see your website. I love chicken bbq, love the glaze on yours – looks so goood!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    veron – so glad you back!! :D thanks! :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    veron – so glad you back!! :D thanks! :D

  • http://www.tastesofguyana.blogspot.com Cynthia

    Looks as good as BBQ ribs, which I love :)

  • http://www.tastesofguyana.blogspot.com Cynthia

    Looks as good as BBQ ribs, which I love :)

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    oven BBQ. the most frequent kind.
    and memories of good school/mosque/village slightly charred, ketchupy bbq chicken…
    I have to admit though, that I don’t really like the taste of the American style bbq sauces. Don’t like the smoky flavour. Then again I don’t like smoked meats either…
    I like overly ketchupy, green seasoning and touch of tamarind or ginger in my bbq sauce. If you make it in batches you always have some in the fridge even for oven bbq.

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    oven BBQ. the most frequent kind.
    and memories of good school/mosque/village slightly charred, ketchupy bbq chicken…
    I have to admit though, that I don’t really like the taste of the American style bbq sauces. Don’t like the smoky flavour. Then again I don’t like smoked meats either…
    I like overly ketchupy, green seasoning and touch of tamarind or ginger in my bbq sauce. If you make it in batches you always have some in the fridge even for oven bbq.

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    oven BBQ. the most frequent kind.
    and memories of good school/mosque/village slightly charred, ketchupy bbq chicken…
    I have to admit though, that I don’t really like the taste of the American style bbq sauces. Don’t like the smoky flavour. Then again I don’t like smoked meats either…
    I like overly ketchupy, green seasoning and touch of tamarind or ginger in my bbq sauce. If you make it in batches you always have some in the fridge even for oven bbq.
    your chicken looks good though! mmm…I haven’t had lunch. Should not browse at work.

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    oven BBQ. the most frequent kind.
    and memories of good school/mosque/village slightly charred, ketchupy bbq chicken…
    I have to admit though, that I don’t really like the taste of the American style bbq sauces. Don’t like the smoky flavour. Then again I don’t like smoked meats either…
    I like overly ketchupy, green seasoning and touch of tamarind or ginger in my bbq sauce. If you make it in batches you always have some in the fridge even for oven bbq.
    your chicken looks good though! mmm…I haven’t had lunch. Should not browse at work.

  • http://www.technicolorkitcheninenglish.blogspot.com Patricia Scarpin

    It looks so good! And baked in the oven, I can try too!

  • http://www.technicolorkitcheninenglish.blogspot.com Patricia Scarpin

    It looks so good! And baked in the oven, I can try too!

  • http://laurelsfoodwriter.blogspot.com Marsha

    Nikki
    That looks DYAM gooooooodddddddd

  • http://laurelsfoodwriter.blogspot.com Marsha

    Nikki
    That looks DYAM gooooooodddddddd

  • http://laurelsfoodwriter.blogspot.com Marsha

    Nikki do you bake always with the foil in the dish? I wish I knew this earlier on…my pyrex are stained because of the sauces now…It is so hard to get them bright and sparkling again..no matter how long I soak!

  • http://laurelsfoodwriter.blogspot.com Marsha

    Nikki do you bake always with the foil in the dish? I wish I knew this earlier on…my pyrex are stained because of the sauces now…It is so hard to get them bright and sparkling again..no matter how long I soak!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Cynthia – thanx :D

    Chennette – damn your version of BBQ sauce sounds to die for :) color me inspired :D

    Patricia – give it a go!! :D

    Marsha – thanx :D and yes, i love lining with foil, parchment paper, whatever, i hate washing up !! :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Cynthia – thanx :D

    Chennette – damn your version of BBQ sauce sounds to die for :) color me inspired :D

    Patricia – give it a go!! :D

    Marsha – thanx :D and yes, i love lining with foil, parchment paper, whatever, i hate washing up !! :D

  • http://www-cholesterblock.com/chlolester!block!com;01;01.html Kevin

    The finished product looks really good, reminds of jerk chicken jamaican style, I’m thinking I need to try this recipe, the marinating seems a lot of work. I like set and forget and I hate washing up too.

  • http://www-cholesterblock.com/chlolester!block!com;01;01.html Kevin

    The finished product looks really good, reminds of jerk chicken jamaican style, I’m thinking I need to try this recipe, the marinating seems a lot of work. I like set and forget and I hate washing up too.

  • GIGI

    Living in Florida, away from Trini food..especially since I’ve never learned to cook it…this is a GREAT tool for me! I love to cook but can only cook American food & whoever said American BBQ is just not tasty is right on the money. It’s just not the same. My friends look @ me like I’m crazy when i char meat ..they like everything rare & still mooing! I look forward to trying as many of your recipes as I can. I’m getting hungry as I type this lol–thanks again!

  • GIGI

    Living in Florida, away from Trini food..especially since I’ve never learned to cook it…this is a GREAT tool for me! I love to cook but can only cook American food & whoever said American BBQ is just not tasty is right on the money. It’s just not the same. My friends look @ me like I’m crazy when i char meat ..they like everything rare & still mooing! I look forward to trying as many of your recipes as I can. I’m getting hungry as I type this lol–thanks again!

  • http://www.baiganchoka.com Darrel3000

    this looks sooo good, Gonna try it.

  • http://www.baiganchoka.com Darrel3000

    this looks sooo good, Gonna try it.

  • http://www.planetgiftbaskets.com Sympathy Gifts

    Wow, your pictures look great. I love blogs that post pictures of the steps of a recipe. At the end of the day I am too tired to think so this makes it so much easier. This barbecue looks delicious. I will be printing this recipe.

  • http://www.planetgiftbaskets.com Sympathy Gifts

    Wow, your pictures look great. I love blogs that post pictures of the steps of a recipe. At the end of the day I am too tired to think so this makes it so much easier. This barbecue looks delicious. I will be printing this recipe.

  • http://comluv.com Andy Bailey

    I was just using the new CommentLuv search engine to find barbecue recipes and your site came up at the top! the top picture makes me hungry just looking at it!
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  • http://comluv.com Andy Bailey

    I was just using the new CommentLuv search engine to find barbecue recipes and your site came up at the top! the top picture makes me hungry just looking at it!
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  • Sophia

    I make this Dinner on Sunday night, it was a hit

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      That’s great Sophia! I love when any of the recipes on here make someone else smile :)

  • Sophia

    I make this Dinner on Sunday night, it was a hit

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      That’s great Sophia! I love when any of the recipes on here make someone else smile :)

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    I enjoy reading your blog . Excellent!!!

  • http://www.resellrightsvideos.org/ Paul from Resell Rights Videos

    I enjoy reading your blog . Excellent!!!

  • Shadea Rich

    hi i love this recipe i made it for new years dAY 2010 big hit my husband loved it

  • Shadea Rich

    hi i love this recipe i made it for new years dAY 2010 big hit my husband loved it

  • http://www.fabulouschicken.com Kate

    I agree with you, baked chicken recipes in a homemade barbecue marinade are perfectly acceptable substitutes for the chicken on the coals. Lovely photos, the chicken looks so delicious.

  • http://www.fabulouschicken.com Kate

    I agree with you, baked chicken recipes in a homemade barbecue marinade are perfectly acceptable substitutes for the chicken on the coals. Lovely photos, the chicken looks so delicious.

  • Asha

    Hello! I was wondering what type of wish bone italian dress was used in this recipe. And does it matter?

  • Asha

    Hello! I was wondering what type of wish bone italian dress was used in this recipe. And does it matter?

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  • http://www.melecotte.com chris

    Wow…that first picture about sent me over the edge! :) Love using Italian dressing as a marinade. My mom did that while I was growing up, only she used it with vegetable salad…broccoli, cauliflower, olives, carrots, etc.
    :) Lovin' this chicken! Thanks! ;)
    My recent post Baked Apple Basil Oatmeal

  • http://www.melecotte.com chris

    Wow…that first picture about sent me over the edge! :) Love using Italian dressing as a marinade. My mom did that while I was growing up, only she used it with vegetable salad…broccoli, cauliflower, olives, carrots, etc.
    :) Lovin' this chicken! Thanks! ;)
    My recent post Baked Apple Basil Oatmeal

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