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Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken Breast

 

In this post I’ll be sharing a delicious Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken Breast recipe.

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.

BBQ Split Breast Chicken in Oven

Ingredients

 
 
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.

How to Make Barbecue Chicken at Home

Chicken on a sheet pan to make Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken Breast
 
 
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.
 

Southern BBQ Chicken Recipe

 
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℉.
 

Easy Oven Baked Chicken with Old Fashioned Barbecue Sauce

Baked chicken glazed with barbecue on a platter

Reader Comment

Tracy says: “This is the best BBQ chicken we have ever made! The sauce is amazing!”

 
Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken Breast on a serving platter
 
 
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Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken Breast

Let’s make this Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken Breast recipe!

Yield: 6 Servings

Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken (Bone In Split Breast)

Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken (Bone In Split Breast)

Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken, using bone in breast, is a classic family meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425℉.
  2. Arrange chicken breast pieces, skin side up, on a foil lined baking sheet or in a large casserole dish.
  3. Season each side of the chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  4. Place the chicken into the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes until the skin begins to crisp.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake the chicken an additional 30-40 minutes, basting the top side with additional sauce every 10 minutes.
  7. Chicken is done when the juices run clear and have an internal temperature of 165℉.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4-8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 441mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 42g
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Martha Cline

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

I'm 75 and can't tell you how many times I have baked Bar b Que chicken. This was just the BEST. I cooked 2 chicken breast. They were Sweet and juicy and cooked through. Should never have given my usually well behaved cats a taste. They stalked me all over the house. Have lots left for soup or salad

Julia Jordan

Thursday 23rd of September 2021

Martha, HaHaHa, those kitties know a good meal! Thank you so much for stopping by to let me know how much you enjoyed this recipe. I am so glad that you did. ~Julia

Pound

Friday 29th of January 2021

Surprisingly simple and a perfect contrast to some tangy mashed potatoes and savory green beans. The is the best method of oven BBQ I've tried by far. Slow and steady, no globs of sauce and makes a wonderful crust.

Julia Jordan

Saturday 30th of January 2021

Thank you so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed this recipe. I'm so happy that you did!

Bobbi

Friday 3rd of July 2020

I looked for your baked beans recipe but couldn’t find it.

Bobbi

Monday 29th of June 2020

Perfect! Easy. I’m only cooking for two so made 2 split breast in a 8 inch square Corning ware dish. Made your sauce too! Followed your complete recipe and they turned out looking just like yours. Tender and juicy. The molasses in the sauce really helps it adhere to the chicken. Thanks so much for sharing!

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

Bobbi, I'm so happy that you enjoyed the recipe. If you ever try my baked beans recipe, I use that same sauce in that recipe as well. ~Julia

Rachel

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Looks amazing! Neither of the bbq sauce links work. They both go to a blank page

Julia Jordan

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Thank you! Sorry about that...I'm not sure what happened with the links but I re-inserted them so they should be working fine now.

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