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November 12, 2013

Oven Barbecued Chicken

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken
Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken



I am horrible at making gravy. It's something that I admit fully, a few years back I gave up trying to make it all together. I'm not one of those people that thinks that their gravy is bad, it's really bad. Most of the blame lies in the fact that I never ate gravy growing up. My family was not a biscuits and gravy or gravy in general kind of family. We ate lots of pasta and seafood, but very little gravy. At Thanksgiving the gravy normally came from a jar.

When I married my husband I learned that in some parts of the country gravy is a vital food. West Virginia is one of them. Everyone seems to love biscuits and gravy. I think I mildly annoyed my mother in law when my husband and I were first married. She made biscuits and gravy and I ate my biscuit with jam. That's right, no gravy. My husband on the other hand loves gravy, I think he would eat it with a straw if he could. So on Thanksgiving this year my mother in law is in charge of the gravy, I gave up long ago on making mine perfect. Plus since I can't eat gluten anymore I can't taste it for salt anymore, which would be a  deal breaker with my husband.

My family has been on a chicken kick for the last couple of weeks. It's versatile and easy to prepare, which is nice for weeknight meals. Last night I tried a new recipe for Oven Barbecued Chicken from The June/July 2013 issue of Taste of Home magazine.
Fall Leaves Lake Vesuvius Ohio
Fall Leaves Lake Vesuvius Ohio

This recipe has 12 ingredients. It takes 1 hour and 10 minutes of total time, 25 minutes of which is active and makes 8 servings. I only made a few changes to the original recipe. First I hate breaking down chickens. I had bought thighs and drumsticks on sale a couple of weeks back and froze them. Since I already had them on hand that is what I used for this recipe. For the prepared mustard I used country Dijon. My husband and I both like the strong flavor of this kind of mustard.
Lake Vesuvius Ohio
Lake Vesuvius Ohio

I would make one big change to this recipe, I would skin the chicken. The skin was browned when it went in, but after the BBQ sauce was poured over it and then basted it ended up not being crispy when it came out of the oven. Since all of the flavor was on the skin where the sauce was, it would have been nice to have the skin off so that all the sauce would have been absorbed into the actual chicken. The taste of the BBQ sauce was great though and my kids loved the drumsticks. I liked that the BBQ sauce had a nice vinegar taste, which is the kind of sauce that my family prefers.

For the recipe go to Oven Barbecued Chicken.

Oven Barbecued Chicken

Recipe Type: Main
Summary:
An oven roasted chicken recipe with homemade bbq sauce. Great for parties and kid friendly.
Preparation Time: 0h, 25m
Cooking Time: 0h, 45m
Total Time: 1h, 10m
Yield: Serves 8

20 comments:

  1. That sounds delicious. I thought I'd return the favor and visit your blog, but now that I've seen it, I'm going to bookmark it. I'm always looking for new recipes, and having them pretested just takes the cake! :)

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments and for stoping by! I hope you come back and say hi again soon :)

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  2. I never had biscuits and gravy until I was down south. It's not big up in these parts and neither is gravy in general. Sure, we have it on Thanksgiving, but that's about it.

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    1. It wasn't big in Seattle growing up either :) It's huge here though!

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  3. this chicken look absolutely delicious!

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  4. Love the colour...and I bet it is very flavourful!

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    1. It had a great vinegar bbq flavor, which is my husband's favorite. It was popular in my house!

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  5. I have always wanted to make chicken like this and yours sounds like it came out great. Thanks for the recipe. I only figured out gravy a couple of years ago. I'd been married and cooking holiday meals for over a decade when I finally cracked it. Someone once told me that you can only make good gravy after you've had children. I don't know why she said that but maybe there's something to it.

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    1. There might be something to the correlation between kids and gravy :) Since I have never liked it much and now can't eat it I just have never seen the point in learning. I know that sounds bad though!

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  6. My family loves chicken dishes too.

    I can relate to not 'getting' how to make something because you don't eat it. I'm a vegetarian, so I don't eat meat...it makes cooking it interesting sometimes for my husband who is a carnivore times ten. :)

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    1. I was a vegetarian for years also :) My husband is the same as yours, he loves meat (and gravy!).

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  7. The colors of the dish together with the colors outside...all so rich and tasty :))

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    1. Thanks :) The fall leaves were beautiful when we went on a hike last weekend!

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  8. I love your pictures of your hike. The fall is so beautiful and I'm going hiking tomorrow with a client. Its lunch-time and I so want to eat the computer, that bq chicken looks delicious.

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    1. My two boys love going on hikes. Plus since they are always full of energy it's a great way for them to burn some of it off :) I hope you have a great hike tomorrow!

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  9. Finally someone just like me. I don't know how to make gravy and I actually never eat it. Hubby likes it but makes it for himself and the kids don't particularly care for it either. We do love bbq chicken though so will be trying this recipe out. Love the photos of the fall leaves. Beautiful!

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    1. I don't eat it either, even when I could eat gluten :) It just hasn't ever been something appealing to me. Glad I'm not alone :) Thanks for the sweet comments too!

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  10. What beautiful pictures! I bet your area is gorgeous during the Fall. We are definitely a gravy family but I also love BBQ Chicken. Thank you for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! (Sorry I am behind). Hope we see you at this week's party!

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    1. Thanks :) It can be very beautiful here in the fall! My husband is a gravy person also, it just has never been as big for me! Thanks for hosting the hop and for stopping by :)

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