Oven Barbecue Sauce for Chicken or Ribs

READY IN: 3mins
Recipe by wildheart

This is a thinner sauce than you may be used to, but it is excellent for meats or thicker pieces of chicken, because it doesn't dry out.

Top Review by blancpage

This was pretty good! That's the review from both bf and me. But, I think this would have tasted much better to marinate first, before baking in the sauce. Upon first reading this, I thought it wasn't going to make enough sauce, even for 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts. So I doubled it. I only had tomato asuce so I used the 1 cup of tomato sauce + 1/2 cup water to make 2 cups of tomato juice. I also doubled the vinegar and salt, lemon juice, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, and ketchup. I only used 6 garlic cloves because a couple of them were large cloves. I used just over 1 white onion, diced. I only used 2 bay leaves (removed them from sauce after cooking), and just under 1 tsp cayenne. I ran out of Dijon mustard so used probably only 1 1/2 tbsp. After mixing this up I lightly sprayed a glass casserole dish with Pam, laid in the two chicken breasts and poured the sauce over. It turns out I had plenty of sauce, and I had to set half the doubled sauce aside (so I prob didn't need to double it after all). I covered the casserole and cooked on 325 degrees F for 65 minutes. I didn't baste the chicken as the breasts were smothered in the sauce. This was very, very tender, and had a nice tang. There were still bits of onion too, for a nice little crunch. The sauce remained thin, as you mentioned, and I was too lazy to thicken it up. It's a nice tangy, not-too-spicy sauce, with only a slight bit of sweetness from the brown sugar. I think that marinating this would have given the chicken more flavor. But the sauce was very good, I'll be saving what's left for future use. Thanks wildheart, I was craving an oven barbecue chicken recipe, this one worked pretty well. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all together thoroughly.
  2. To use, line a 9x13 pan with meat.
  3. Pour in sauce, and bake 1-2 hours depending on meat.
  4. Turn frequently.

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