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BBQ chicken-- in the oven

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A friend just moved into a new house and invited us over for a bbq but she doesn't have a bbq yet. So, can anyone offer oven friendly recipes for the chicken entree?

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  1. Well, you can bbq in an oven, but this recipe is pretty fool-proof, and is based on "45".

    Take a 4.5 lb chicken. Wash, pat dry, and season to taste. Put in a 450F oven for 45 minutes. Remove, and let rest for 10-15 minutes (ok, not exactly a multiple of 45....). Carve, and serve.

    Seasonings can be as simple as salt and pepper, or as complex as you can imagine.

    1. My mother used to grill chicken in the oven on a rack in a foil lined 1/2 sheet pan and baste with a real good quality BBQ sauce when we were grill deprived. Use about 375-400 F. baste frequently with sauce of her choice. The foil helps keep clean up. It won't quite have the taste that grilling out would have but it will be pretty darned good.

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      1. re: Candy

        Definitely use a rack, or equivalent, so the chicken fat will drain off.

        1. re: ElissaInPlaya

          The fat is not so much an issue but the sauce dripping off and burning. Better to have it on a heavy duty foil lined pan with the rack.

          1. re: Candy

            I always used to bake BBQ chicken in the oven for my kids when they were little. I marinated the pieces in Sweet Baby Ray's and baked at 400 degrees, for 45 minutes to an hour. I always lined the pan with heavy duty foil so I didn't have to wash the mess. It was one of their favorite dinners - mine too.

      2. Marinate the chicken in BBQ sauce. Place into a foil-lined baking pan and bake for about 45 minutes at 375. Then, broil the pieces on high until they get crispy and a little blackened.