Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

Super easy to prepare, this Oven Baked BBQ Chicken is loaded with smokey flavor, juicy BBQ sauce and family appeal. My family gave it 7 thumbs up, which is always a blessing. 🙂

Let me show you how to make it happen!

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Jamie Cooks It Up!!

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

Time: 10 min prep + 1 hour marinading + 50-60 min cooking
Yield: 6-8 servings
Recipe adapted from Heather Loves Food

4 chicken breasts (2 1/2-3 pounds)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C olive oil
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 Tb lemon juice (bottled is fine)
salt and pepper
1 1/2 C Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce

1. Grab some chicken breasts. I opted for the boneless, skin-less variety but bone in chicken breasts would work very well and would produce a more tender final product.


2. Cut each chicken breast in half.


3. Into a gallon sized zip-loc bag place 3 cloves garlic (minced), 1/4 C olive oil, 1 tsp smoked paprika and 1 Tb lemon juice.

4. Add the chicken, close the bag securely and turn it over several times allowing the marinade to coat all of the chicken pieces.
5. Place the bag in the fridge for 1 hour and up to 24.


6. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
7. Spray the inside of a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and place the chicken out evenly in the pan. Sprinkle the chicken with a bit of salt and pepper. Discard the marinade.


8. Cover the pan with foil. It helps to use a pan that has a lip so you can tuck the foil tightly under it. This will keep your chicken moist.
9. Pop the pan in the oven and let it bake for 40 minutes.


10. Remove the foil from the chicken. There will be some broth in the bottom of the pan, carefully pour it out into your sink. Drizzle some BBQ sauce over the top of each piece.


Brush it around a bit so it covers each breast. Place it back in the oven (uncovered) for 5 minutes. Take it out and drizzle with more BBQ sauce. Bake for another 10 minutes.


Applying the sauce 2-3 times and allowing it to continue baking (uncovered) will help the sauce get nice and sticky and wonderful for you.

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Jamie Cooks It Up!

Serve and enjoy!

Potato recipe coming up on Wednesday. Hope to see you all then!


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  1. 1
    October 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    This sounds like a good receipe!!! I have to try this!!! Thank you.

  2. 2
    October 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I’m making this for dinner tonight! It looks yummy!

  3. 3
    November 23, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    We have now made this for dinner twice and my family loves it! It is one of our favorite meals!! Thank you for the recipe.

    • 4
      November 24, 2014 at 6:21 am

      Thanks so much for letting me know. Glad you are enjoying this recipe!

  4. 5
    Summer Youn
    September 14, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    This was DELICIOUS!! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  5. 6
    Kelly Little
    May 20, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I tried this and I love oven BBQ chicken better than grilled. I think 400 degrees for 40 mins is too long. 375 for 35 mins and then the basting worked better for me. I flipped them when I basted twice as well. 🙂

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