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Make this quick and easy BBQ chicken breast in the oven for those times when you want a good meal but don't feel like fussing. Nuke a few potatoes for baked, steam some fresh broccoli or saute some green beans, and you got dinner in about an hour.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
45 mins
55 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking pan with heavy-duty foil to make cleanup easier.

  • Prepare chicken breasts by cutting off the rib meat if you wish and rinse and pat dry. Leave the skin on. Season chicken with salt and pepper and put in the pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until juices start to appear, about 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove the pan and generously pour 1/2 of the barbecue sauce over chicken. Continue to bake for 20 minutes. Repeat with remaining barbecue sauce and cook until no longer pink in the centers and skin is crispy, 15 to 20 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

The times given are for my oven settings. Times and temperature can vary from oven to oven so adjust accordingly. Can also be grilled but you have to attend to them and add sauce more often = more work.

You can use boneless breasts also but they have a tendency to turn out dry. Adjust cooking times if you do.

You can use any prepared or homemade BBQ sauce you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

476 calories; protein 57.9g; carbohydrates 22.7g; fat 15.3g; cholesterol 163.2mg; sodium 937.3mg. Full Nutrition