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Baked Bbq Chicken Breast

by Adina 23/10/2019 1 comment

baked bbq chicken breast with broccoli and rice

 

Moist and delicious baked bbq chicken breast, baking barbecue chicken in the oven has never been easier.

 

BAKED BARBECUE CHICKEN

 

Baking chicken breast is one of the most popular ways of cooking chicken. And baked bbq chicken breast is one of my newest ways of cooking chicken in the oven.

 

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Why baking chicken breast?

Well, chicken breast is healthy, easy to make, very quick and always delicious. The chicken, some spices and usually you will not need anything more to have a healthy and tasty dinner on the table in no time.

Well, except for some nice sides. How about a simple salad with a yogurt dressing, some oven baked potato wedges or some spicy roasted pumpkin wedges?

Or an amazing rice dish like this Jollof rice or this orange rice?

 

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Making bbq chicken is not always an easy task for us. We only grill outside a few times in summer, but otherwise I don’t bother much with grilling. Even when we do grill, my brother-in-law is our grill master, so I don’t even get near the grill that often.

But baked bbq chicken is something else. You start with baking the chicken breasts in the oven, brush them with the spicy and sweet marinade and broil them for the last 5 minutes.

The broiling will give the chicken a nice sticky crust similar with the one you would get when grilling the chicken. Not to mention that the broiling will make the chicken look much nicer and inviting.

 

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INGREDIENTS FOR BAKED BARBECUE CHICKEN

First you will need to marinate the chicken breasts. You will need more than just a couple of spices to make the baked barbecue chicken, but nothing particularly expensive or difficult to find.

And then you will need a few more (wet) ingredients like:

  • Barbecue sauce – use your favorite brand.
  • Dijon mustard or another kind of medium to slightly hot mustard that you like.
  • Olive oil
  • Cider vinegar
  • Honey

Chicken breast:

  • I had rather large boneless skinless chicken breasts, weighing between 230 g- 250 g / 8.2 – 8.8 oz.
  • If your chicken breasts are smaller or larger, reduce or increase the cooking time accordingly.

 

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HOW TO MAKE BAKED BBQ CHICKEN BREAST?

Marinade:

  • Mix together all the ingredients. Set aside.

Chicken:

  • Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of clingfilm. Pound with a meat mallet (or a heavy saucepan) at the thickest part, so that they can cook evenly. They should be roughly 1.5 cm/ 0.6 inches thick.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish (ceramic or glass) and cover with the marinade. The chicken breasts should fit in the dish in a single layer.
  • Turn the chicken in the marinade to coat all over.
  • Cover the baking dish with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours or, even better, overnight. Turn the chicken in the marinade a couple of times in between.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking, so that the chicken has time to reach room temperature.

 

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Bake the bbq chicken:

  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius/ 430 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a baking tray with aluminum foil (parchment paper would burn under the broiler, at least it does in my oven).
  • Place the marinated chicken breast on the baking tray. Reserve the marinade.
  • Bake the chicken breasts for 16-18 minutes or until they reach the internal temperature of 65 degrees Celsius/ 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

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Broil the bbq chicken:

  • Broiling the baked bbq chicken breast ensures that the chicken has a nice, appealing crust and finishes the cooking process.
  • The baked chicken will not be cooked entirely in the oven, to fully cook it you will have to place it under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until cooked through and nicely colored.
  • Brushing it with the leftover marinade gives the baked bbq chicken breast more flavor, makes it a little sticky and helps it look nicer.
  • Before brushing the chicken with the marinade, carefully tilt the baking tray over the sink and pour away the accumulated cooking juices. They would only burn under the broiler.
  • Brush generously with the leftover marinade and broil for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 74 degrees Celsius/ 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Let the baked bbq chicken rest for 3-4 minutes before slicing.

 

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Internal temperature of chicken:

It is not mandatory to use a meat thermometer%name Baked Bbq Chicken Breast to check the internal temperature of the baked bbq chicken breast. But, using a thermometer guarantees the best results, which is cooked through yet still moist and juicy chicken breast.

If you don’t have a meat thermometer, keep to the indicated cooking times and check the chicken by inserting a toothpick in the thickest part of the breast, the juices should run clear.

If the chicken breast pieces are smaller, reduce the cooking time slightly, about 12-15 minutes total time for chicken breast weighing about 180 g/ 6.4 oz.

If the chicken breast pieces are larger, increase the total cooking time slightly, about 20-23 minutes for chicken breast weighing about 300 g/ 10.5 oz.

Always make sure that the safe internal temperature for chicken is achieved before serving. And that would be 74 degrees Celsius/165 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH BAKED BBQ CHICKEN?

Baked barbecue chicken is the kind of dish that can be served with most any side dish you can think of. Last time I served it with plain rice and broccoli.

Here are some ideas for quick side dishes:

Zucchini with Pesto

Mexican Bean Salad with Corn

French Style Green Beans – Green Beans Almondine

Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes

Jamaican Rice and Peas

 

Another way of serving the baked barbecue chicken is to slice it and add it to a salad. Or you can use the leftover chicken breast to make some nice sandwiches.

 

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PIN IT FOR LATER!

 

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Baked Bbq Chicken Breast

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Moist and delicious baked bbq chicken breast, baking barbecue chicken in the oven has never been easier.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of clingfilm and pound at the thickest part, they should be about 1.5 cm/ 0.6 inches thick.
  2. Mix together the smoked paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, barbecue sauce, mustard, olive oil, cider vinegar, honey and salt. Stir well, taste and adjust the taste with more vinegar/ honey and salt, if necessary.
  3. Place the chicken in a single layer in a baking dish (ceramic or glass). Pour the marinade over the chicken. Turn the chicken in the marinade to coat all over. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours or overnight. Remove from the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius/ 430 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with aluminum foil. Place the chicken on the baking tray. Reserve the marinade.
  5. Bake the chicken breasts for 16-18 minutes or until they reach the internal temperature of 65 degrees Celsius/ 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and carefully tilt the baking tray over the sink to pour away the accumulated cooking juices.
  7. Brush the chicken generously with the leftover marinade and broil for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 74 degrees Celsius/ 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Let the baked bbq chicken rest for 3-4 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 288 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 102mg Sodium: 580mg Carbohydrates: 15g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 38g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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1 comment

angiesrecipes 23/10/2019 - 20:13

That’s a great marinade..this is a very healthy and tasty meal!

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