Easy Oven Barbequed (Barbecued) Chicken

Recipe by Bone Man
READY IN: 2hrs 10mins




  • Pre-heat your oven to 350-degrees F.
  • Dump the cut up chicken parts (you can use all of one kind, such as thighs or drumsticks if you wish -- just use about three pounds or a little more, of chicken) into a large mixing bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave and pour it all over the chicken (if the chicken is really cold the butter will re-solidify and that's okay.).
  • Sprinkle the seasoning salt all over the chicken and blend the chicken parts around until they are evenly covered with the butter and seasoned salt. I don't bother to trim the chicken -- it really makes little difference whether you do or not. You can also add a little garlic powder and/or herbs if you like those flavors -- a little rosemary would be terrific.
  • Prepare a roasting pan (or large casserole dish) by placing a rack in the bottom (or anything else, such as an ovenproof plate) which will keep the chicken off the bottom. Add the water to the bottom of the roasting pan. Lay out the chicken on the rack. Cover the roaster with a lid or aluminum foil and bake for one hour at 350-degrees F.
  • At the end of the hour, uncover the chicken and brush on the barbeque sauce until the chicken parts are well-covered. Don't worry too much about the undersides. Re-set the oven to 250-degrees F. and bake the chicken for another full hour (add another 1/2 cup of water if the roasting pan is dry -- this steams the chicken and gets it really tender.) Serve with side dishes (I like steamed asparagus and microwave-baked potatoes.).
  • I like to serve the chicken with additional barbeque sauce at the table. My three favorite commercial sauces (in order of preference) are Kroger's hickory sauce (store brand), Sweet Baby Ray's sauce, and Open Pit (regular.).