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Easy Weeknight Barbecue Chicken

easy barbecue chicken recipeLife 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.

barbecue chicken recipe2 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

barbecue chicken recipeClean 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.

barbecue chicken recipeSaute the onion and garlic in the coconut oil over medium heat.

barbecue chicken recipeAdd the chili sauce, honey, soy sauce, mustard, horseradish, and crushed red pepper to the pot.  Season with salt and pepper.

barbecue chicken recipeBring 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.

barbecue chicken recipeBake the chicken bone side up in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.

barbecue chicken recipePour 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.

barbecue chicken recipeThis barbecue chicken recipe is perfect for an easy and healthy weeknight meal.  I hope that you add it to your weeknight rotation.

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Easy Weeknight Barbecue Chicken


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Saute the onion and garlic in the coconut oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the chili sauce, honey, soy sauce, mustard, horseradish, and crushed red pepper to the pot. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake the chicken bone side up in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  6. 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.

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  1. Marissa

    March 21st, 2011 at 9:56 am

    BBQ sauce is the bf’s favorite condiment. I might have to make this for him, even though I’m not a huge BBQ fan myself…

    Thanks Bree!

  2. bakedbree

    March 22nd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    you are welcome Marissa!

  3. Jessica

    March 21st, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    This is great, Bree! And another use for the coconut oil, too. Excellent! This is going on the list. Thank you!

  4. bakedbree

    March 22nd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I am loving coconut oil. I use it all the time and you can’t taste it.

  5. Martha (MM)

    March 21st, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I’m all about quick, easy and healthy weeknight meals, and creatively using leftovers too. Great recipe!

  6. bakedbree

    March 22nd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    thanks Martha!

  7. Marie

    March 22nd, 2011 at 7:30 am

    This looks super delicious! For sure going to try it out.

  8. bakedbree

    March 22nd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I hope you do Marie!

  9. Trisha

    March 22nd, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Wonderful idea for a weeknight meal … thanks for sharing!

  10. bakedbree

    March 22nd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Hope that you like it Trisha!

  11. Sam @ Weekend Getaways

    March 23rd, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Very very very awesome dish. Everyone should try it out.

  12. ChloeB

    April 6th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I love to make my own barbeque sauce. It is so much better than the bottled stuff! I’ll have to try making it with coconut oil–I bet that adds a really nice flavor.

  13. bakedbree

    April 7th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    me too. You really cannot taste the coconut, I use that because of the health benefits, not flavor.

  14. Jagriti

    May 24th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I’ve always had BBQ sauce at a fancy restaurant and thought it would be so complicated to make. But you changed that perception completely! It took me just a few minutes! And hubby dear couldn’t stop liking his fingers! 🙂
    God bless u Bree!

  15. bakedbree

    May 24th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Not at all, just dump stuff into a saucepan and let it simmer. Glad that you liked it.

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