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Simple Oven BBQ Chicken.

After posting the pics of bbq chicken I made in the oven on the Facebook Fan Page a couple weeks back.. you won’t believe the number of emails and phone calls I got asking for the recipe (there were eve some smoke signals originating from Detroit way asking for the recipe). Though not a recipe you’d associate with the Caribbean, I thought I’d still share this simple bbq chicken in the oven recipe, with you all. This recipe is so simple, we’re not even making the bbq sauce. However don’t let it’s simplicity have you fooled into thinking it will lack in flavor or originality.


You’ll Need….

1 chicken (4-5 lbs)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 cups bbq sauce (your fav)
4 sprigs fresh thyme
Juice of 1 lime or lemon for washing the chicken.


IMPORTANT : Be sure to use a gluten free bbq sauce to make this dish comply to a gluten free diet.

* Optional, but you can add some pepper sauce or freshly cut scotch bonnet pepper in the mix to give it a wicked kick!

I’m good at taking apart a chicken, so cutting it into four pieces was not a problem. You can always ask your butcher or use chicken parts for this recipe. If you’re worried about the white meat going dry, rest assured that it won.  It will be the most moist, tender and juicy chicken breast you’ll ever have (that’s not brined). In a future episode on the Food FAQ cooking channel I’ll show you how to take apart a whole chicken.

You’ll be tempted to remove the skin from the chicken, but do leave it on. However, do trim off the fat and excess skin. Having the skin on, is one of the key things to having  tender and moist bbq chicken in the oven. Wash the chicken pieces with lemon juice and rinse with cool water. Pat dry and get ready to season

In a small bowl or plate, mix the salt, black pepper, cinnamon, dry mustard, allspice and fresh thyme, then work it on all the pieces of chicken. I know my Caribbean friends are probably saying that this is not fully seasoned, but trust me. Be sure to coat both sides of the chicken.

With your oven set at 375 F, place the baking dish with the seasoned chicken on the middle rack and let cook for 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, tip the baking dish and spoon out any liquid/fat from the bottom of the dish (discard). In the picture you’ll notice that I lined the dish with foil to make the clean-up easier when I’m done. We need to get rid of all liquid as we want the bbq sauce to really stick to the pieces of chicken for that gooey goodness. Using your favorite store BBQ sauce, baste the chicken pieces and place back in the oven for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, turn the pieces of chicken over and give this side a nice coat of that BBQ sauce and back into the oven for another 10 minutes.

It’s time to flip it over again and give it a final coat of that luscious BBQ sauce. Be generous as we want this to sort of caramelize and form a sticky coating over the pieces of chicken. Back in the oven for 10 minutes. The last 3 minutes I turned on the broiler and got the perfect color on my BBQ chicken.

With the lovely scent of the cinnamon, allspice and fresh thyme, your kitchen will smell like heaven. I used (my Canadian friends will know it) Diana’s Honey Garlic sauce, so with the addition of the honey and garlic flavor, this BBQ Chicken was unreal. By cooking with a low heat, the fact that we kept the skin on and the basting with the BBQ sauce, the chicken was simply amazing. Nothing dry and tasteless here.. but then, when would I ever give you a crappy recipe?

I do hope you guys give this version of BBQ chicken a test drive, as I’m sure the results will be very pleasing to your taste buds.

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36 Responses to “Simple Oven BBQ Chicken.”

  1. Allison Forte says:

    Hi Chris,
    Should I cover the chicken with foil before baking?

  2. Debrana says:

    Hi Chris thanks so much for this recipe! I tried it for my husband and i and we love it! it came out absolutely juice and delicious!!! so glad i found this page…. keep posting those awesome recipes

  3. Lily says:

    Thanks for the recipe, simple and easy!!

  4. Jasmine says:

    I’ve made this recipe a few times now and my family loves it!!! The cinnamon really makes the entire house smell good. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. rihanna says:

    Hi Chris I’m going to be trying out your recipe today and I’m really excited but have no dry mustard? I was wondering what you recommend as a good substitute or would it still be good without it? Stay blessed!

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  7. candice says:

    tried this on christmas day … it came out great!! and i usually dont like baked chicken…I’ve made it twice so far …. gonna try it today from frozen seasoned chicken …. ty for the recipe :)

  8. Aleisha says:

    This receipe looks so good! But I was just wondering if I could use it with already cut chicken drumsticks or chicken breast instead of a whole chicken?

  9. korease says:

    Thank You so much. I loved it. Amazing.

  10. David says:

    Simple Oven BBQ is a tried and true recipe. You just can’t go wrong. I have this six or eight times a year on special occasions like the Super Bowl

  11. ksolomon says:

    Awesome, delicious recipe and it was so easy to make.

  12. Lydia says:

    Oh my gosh!!! Chris, this chicken was the absolute BEST and fool-proof–came out exactly as in the recipe! Made this for lunch yesterday and everybody loved it, kept saying they didn’t know I could cook like that lol. Even my very fussy mom LOVED this and kept throwing me surprised looks haha! I felt so good knowing how healthy this was and easy too. Served with cornbread and Spanish rice, this is a winner. Will definitely be making this again. It didn’t disappoint on any level! Thank you thank you thank you for this amazing recipe!

  13. Leslie Ann Bisnath says:

    WOW! WOW! WOW!, You made my husband fall in love with me all over again :). I am not a great cook, I would say, average. I am only 36 years and married for ten years last 20th December, and I have never cooked a dish where I could not stop eating before, kept licking my fingers, questioning my own taste buds, hearing my two adorable girls say, mommy this taste awesome. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this dish so simple and delightful. :)

  14. Asha says:

    Hey Chris,

    I’m a huge fan of yours. I live in the Netherlands! I’ve just made this and it is absolutely delicious. I used your homemade bbq sauce recipe for an added kick! Love this chicken! Thanks so much for the recipe.

  15. Nicole Collins says:

    If I have to make a big batch of Fried Rice and then store in the refrigerator for a day or two Would the bell peppers, onions & scallions spoil the Fried Rice?


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