Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spicy Barbeque Chicken

I am a stove top or oven type of girl. The outdoor grill scares me a bit and I have never been that good at using it.   I don't let my fear of the grill keep my family from enjoying summer time foods like this Spicy Barbeque Chicken.  I made this chicken in the oven and they came out just perfectly.  Baking in the oven also means that this summertime favorite can be eaten in the middle of winter too.   I don't care for most bottle barbeque sauces because I find them too sweet and not spicy enough for my family's taste.  I came up with this spicy, sweet and tangy sauce and it's perfect for us.

1 family pack of chicken (bone-in and skin off)
Seasoning salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 Tbs of paprika
1tsp of garlic powder
1 Tbs of dried parsley (optional)
1-2 Tbs of canola oil

BBQ Sauce:
1 1/2 cups of crushed canned tomatoes
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of cider vinegar
1 Tbs of onion powder
1-2 tsp of garlic powder
1 Tbs of Dijon mustard
2 Tbs of Worcestershire sauce
salt and black pepper to taste
red chili powder (from ground chilies) to taste
2 Tbs of lemon juice
1 Tbs of butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prep your chicken by taking the skin off. Pat chicken dry and season with seasoning salt (I used Lawry's), garlic powder, black pepper, paprika and dried parsley.  Then add canola oil and make sure all pieces of chicken get coated well. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking prepare the spicy barbeque sauce on the stove top.  Mix all ingredients (except for the butter and bring to a gently simmer).  Taste for seasoning and finish off with the butter.

Take the chicken out of the oven and coat the chicken with half the bbq sauce. Bake for another 15-20 minutes.  Then repeat by taking out the  chicken and turn them over and so the other side of the chicken gets coated with the remaining sauce.  Bake for 15-20 minutes. When the chicken is fully cooked after about 50-60 minutes, take out of the oven and allow to sit for a few minutes before serve.  Just before serving gently toss chicken around in the baking dish so the chicken is coated in the the moist sauce.  Serve with your favorite bbq sides like potato salad, Enjoy. 

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