Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spicy Barbeque Chicken

Yum
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.

 
Ingredients:
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

Directions:

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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32 comments:

  1. Oh wow. These look perfectly yummy, and really resemble the bbq chicken my dad used to make for us all of the time. I can taste it!

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  2. Most store bought sauces are too sweet for me too...Your chicken looks great...I BBQ in the oven all the time.

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  3. Ramona, simply lip smacking dear,...yummy

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  4. I absolutely adore your BBQ sauce recipe, and your chicken legs with the perfect and lovely spicy sauce is totally incredible! Buzzed!!!
    I will be also pinning the beautiful photo:DDD

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  5. Oh my, I sure hope you saved me some cuz I'm on my way over!!!

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  6. Even my vegetarianism is under serious threat because of how good this dish looks - wow!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. Beautiful, Ramona! If I tried to grill these, they'd be black...so I love the oven option :)

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  8. Oh, this looks absolutely delicious1 I love grilling, so these are terrific! Thanks!

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  9. I am speechless! These look so so so delicious and flavourful.

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  10. Yum yum! I like the spicy kick to these. I'm not a fan of BBQ when its super sweet.

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  11. Your bbq sauce sounds great! I used to hate the grill and grilling, but once I got the hang of it, I totally love it! I think you should give it a try. There's much less clean-up, it's healthier because you don't have to use butter or oil, and playing with fire is just fun :) Hope you are enjoying your weekend (p.s. I'm off to respond to your email!)

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  12. Oooh, yes please :) That sounds amazing! Love that skin.

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  13. I wanna lick my fingers just lookin at that!

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  14. I like to make my own BBQ sauce. Your chicken looks finger licking good.

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  15. this bbq sauce is something I would like! I agree with you prepackeged ones are just too sweet!

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  16. oh my, these look so good.I love it.

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  17. This looks great and rivals anything I've seen on the grill. Can't wait to try your sauce. Most bottled sauces are a big let down.

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  18. It looks delicious, but that pan looks like a bear to clean when you're done!!!

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    1. Actually the clean up was pretty easy. :) It's saucy so it's not burned on the pan. All I did was soak it for a few minutes and then used a sponge for the rest... no elbow grease required. :)

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  19. My son would think he died and gone to heaven if I made this for him. I am going to bookmark this recipe. He loves drumsticks and Spice! You captured his two favorite tastes in one. I would like it too!

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  20. The pictures with the recipe are mouth-watering! Yum!!

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  21. This looks delicious! Can you tell me how many servings this recipe makes?

    Thanks.

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    1. I used a family pack of chicken (about 15 drumsticks). It should serve between 6-8 people. Maybe more or less depending on appetites. :)

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  22. congrats on the top 9! This looks delicious, spicy bbq is my fav kind of bbq-my mouth is watering now :)

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  23. This looks amazing-I love that you make it in the oven too. Yum!

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  24. I'm clueless about cooking chicken other than in the crock pot...do you think I could do this with bone in split chicken breasts? Thanks!

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    1. Sure. :) Depending on the size of the chicken breast you will have to alter the cooking time. I like to cut my chicken breast into two or three pieces (depending on how large it is) and then these smaller pieces will quick faster. You will be taking the chicken out a few times to baste in the bbq sauce so you can keep an eye on how done it's getting. :)

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  25. The chicken looks and sound delicious:) Your BBQ sauce is MMMM good. I like the fact, I can make juicy, delicious chicken in the oven. Thanks for the great post:)

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  26. I can't believe I missed this last week! It looks insanely good!
    Congrats on the Top 9!

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  27. Yet again, you've outdone yourself :-) This recipe looks marvelous, Ramona!

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