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Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken (Bone In Split Breast)

Classic Southern Baked BBQ Chicken is one of those meals most of us grew up with. It’s a popular and easy way to prepare supper. Serve alongside coleslaw, baked beans and corn on the cob…..can’t you just taste it!

I prepared this chicken with my homemade Old Fashioned BBQ Sauce but you can certainly use your favorite bottled sauce too. I have to say there is something special about the super easy homemade sauce though. It seems to adhere very well to the chicken while baking and results in beautiful baked barbecue chicken.


Preheat oven to 425℉.
Arrange chicken breast pieces, skin side up,  on a foil lined baking sheet or in a large casserole dish.
Season each side of the chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika.
Place the chicken into the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes until the skin begins to crisp.
Turn the oven temperature down to 375℉. Remove chicken from oven and brush on a layer of the barbecue sauce to the bottom and top sides. Return to the oven, skin side up.
Bake the chicken an additional 30-40 minutes, basting the top side with additional sauce every 10 minutes. Chicken is done when the juices run clear and have an internal temperature of 165℉.
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    Miz Helen
    March 30, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Your recipe is featured on our Top Ten this week at Full Plate Thursday. Your recipe will be pinned to our Features board and we sure hope you enjoy your new Red Plate! Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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    April 28, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I don't make BBQ chicken a lot but this looks wonderful!

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      April 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you! The secret is my homemade BBQ sauce. It seems to adhere so well to the chicken.

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    June 3, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Regarding the BBQ sauce it says 1/4. Is that a cup, tablespoon or teaspoon?

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      June 5, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      I apologize, I'm not seeing the 1/4 that you saw??? It is 1 cup of BBQ Sauce 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by.

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