Life can be so crazy at my house from the time my children get home from school until dinner time. Snacks, homework, playtime, errands, who knows what the afternoon will bring? Lately, I have been making things that I can prep during the day so that when it is time for homework, I can give my children my full attention. This oven roasted barbecue chicken recipe is perfect for this, because I can make the sauce earlier in the day and prep the chicken and keep it in the fridge until I am ready to roast it. Put some small potatoes in a pan alongside the chicken and steam some asparagus and you have a really healthy and easy weeknight meal. We all need these kinds of recipes in our repertoire.
2 pounds of bone in chicken breast (I take the skin off)
salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
1 chopped onion
1 clove garlic
3/4 cup chili sauce
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon horseradish
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Clean and dry the chicken. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Put the chicken bone up in a roasting pan. I will put the chicken in the fridge like this until I am ready to bake it off.
Saute the onion and garlic in the coconut oil over medium heat.
Add the chili sauce, honey, soy sauce, mustard, horseradish, and crushed red pepper to the pot. Season with salt and pepper.
Bring the sauce to a bubble and simmer for a few minutes. Take off the heat and set aside. You could make the sauce a few days ahead of time and kept in the fridge.
Bake the chicken bone side up in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.
Pour half of the sauce into a bowl to serve alongside the chicken. Brush the sauce over the chicken and put it back into the oven for another 20 to 30 minutes. Bake until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
This barbecue chicken recipe is perfect for an easy and healthy weeknight meal. I hope that you add it to your weeknight rotation.