Oven BBQ


Oven barbequed chicken over mesquite chips, right in your own oven! For added spice, try adding your favorite type of chili pepper when making the sauce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound hardwood chips

  • 1 ½ cups ketchup

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer

  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar

  • ½ cup red wine

  • ½ medium onion, diced

  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken, cut into 4 pieces


  1. Place wood chips in warm water, and soak for 2 to 3 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. In a small saucepan, blend the ketchup, brown sugar, beer, vinegar, and wine. Mix in the onion, bell pepper, and black pepper. Simmer until thickened, approximately 10 minutes.

  4. Spread wet wood chips evenly in the bottom of a broiler pan, adding enough water to ensure chips remain moist while cooking. Cover with broiler pan grate, and arrange chicken pieces on top. Coat chicken with the sauce, and cook approximately 1 hour, basting regularly.

  5. In a small saucepan over medium heat, simmer any remaining sauce to be used additionally for dipping when served.


While a small amount of smoke is desired, additional water may be added as needed to prevent wood chips from igniting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

596 Calories
29g Fat
31g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 596
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 809mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 693mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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