Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken:
2013 has been an interesting year for me. Everything that I’ve avoided for one reason or another is now coming to kick me in my butt! Guess what? You can run but you can’t hide! Now it’s time to pay the piper! Dang, I wish I could have one more year or somehow make things I didn’t want to deal with just disappear? Right?! LOL!
There was this great saying on a friend’s FB page: “In this new year, let’s seek the greater perspective in all things. And when life throws a rock: HANDLE IT!” It’s time for me to “HANDLE IT” knowing I no longer have the choice but to deal with the things I’ve avoided. I also know that once you handle things life becomes easier because you’re no longer worrying about what you haven’t dealt with and are actively solving things. 2013 is the year of getting it done – the good and the bad.
Since I’m a foodie and cook to my moods, I decided to make a heart-warming, happy meal. Okay, I said it, I don’t have it all together all the time! This easy Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken is so delicious that my kids demeaned that I make more the next day. Barbecue in the cold winter is all you need to warm your spirits up and get you ready for handling life.
2013 is the year of getting it all done!
Ali in the Valley
Photo by: Ali
Recipe for Oven-Baked Barbecued Chicken:
2 packages (6 pieces) of chicken thighs (organic)
ground black pepper (optional)
2 cups prepared barbecue sauce
Set oven to 350 degrees F (setting oven rack to bottom position). Grease a pan. Pat chicken dry using paper towels, then place skin-side down on the pan. Season the chicken with seasoning salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Turn skin-side up and season again. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully drain all fat from the pan. Pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken turning the pieces over to coat with the sauce (place skin-side up again in pan). Return to oven UNCOVERED and bake for about 30 minutes more or until cooked through.
Looking for a perfect side dish for the chicken? Check out my Sauteed Corn, Edamame and Tomatoes recipe: