How to Make BBQ Chicken in the Oven – Oven Baked Barbecue Chicken

Barbecued chicken is, along with fried chicken, one of the most popular types of cooked chicken. Making barbecue chicken in the oven has one clear advantage over cooking it on the grill (aside from the fact that it allows people without grills to make it at home). The oven, unlike the grill, can be used to perfectly and evenly cook meat, resulting in a delicious and somewhat crispy outside and skin, and perfectly cooked meat on the inside. Following are instructions for how to make BBQ chicken in the oven. Cooking chicken this way is a relatively healthy way to cook chicken.

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe Ingredients

3 lbs Chicken (wings, drumsticks, breasts, thighs)
1 cup BBQ sauce (any kind that is preferred)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon chicken seasonings, if desired

How to Make BBQ Chicken in the Oven

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine the BBQ sauce, ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and salt, and whisk them all together until they are evenly blended.
Grease a cookie sheet with a little butter or olive oil. Take the thawed chicken, and either paint the sauce mixture onto all sides of each piece with a brush, or spoon it onto each piece, and spread it around with fingers. Place each piece of uncooked BBQ chicken on the cookie sheet.

Sprinkle pepper and chicken seasonings onto each piece of chicken coated with the BBQ sauce on the sheet, and place it all in the oven. For smaller pieces of chicken, such as drumsticks and wings, it may take as few as fifteen minutes to cook. However, for large breasts and thighs, it may take up to about half of an hour or even forty minutes to cook, depending on the size of each piece. It may be a good idea to flip each piece about half way through its cooking.

After they have cooked, remove the barbecued chicken pieces from the oven, and set them aside for a few minutes. Then, serve and eat!
Oven Baked Barbecue Chicken Recipe Considerations

This oven baked barbecue chicken recipe may be altered slightly, according to taste. Try using a little hot sauce for a spicier BBQ chicken recipe. Add hot sauce into the bowl with the barbecue sauce, ketchup, and honey. Use more honey or ketchup for a sweeter result.

When cooking BBQ chicken in the oven, it may be necessary to re-coat the pieces of chicken once during the cooking process, as the juices that come out of the chicken during its baking may wash some of the sauce off. When the chicken is finished, it cannot hurt to apply a thin and final coat of the sauce to the already cooked chicken before eating. This should maximize flavour.

Delicious Low Calorie High Protein Natural Foods

Eggs are a good source of low-calorie protein.
Protein represents your body’s building blocks. For example, it replenishes lost blood, heals your injuries and scars, provides your system with new cells that develops your body, and it makes your hair and nails grow. While you can find protein in animal and most plant sources, some contain significantly fewer calories than others.

Egg Whites
Eat egg whites if you must watch your calories but ensure that you also get sufficient protein. Each egg white has 3.6 g of protein, but only 17 calories, which means you can eat several without gaining weight and reach your recommended daily intake (RDI) of protein. To meet your RDI, eat 0.6 to 1.2 g of protein per kg per day. (Divide your weight with 2.2 to get how many kg you weigh.) Keep in mind that the yolk has more nutrients than the white.

Chicken and Turkey
White turkey meat, with its 178 calories per four oz., contains slightly fewer calories than the same amount of white chicken meat, which contains 196. Chicken has 35.1 g of protein over turkey’s 33.6 g per serving. Stay away from all dark poultry meat because it has more calories.

Beans
A vegetarian should eat beans to reach his recommended daily intake of protein, while at the same time avoid gaining weight. Soybeans (edamame) contain the most protein and are low in calories–11.1 g per 1/2 cup cooked, and have only 127 calories. Tofu, a soybean product, has about 30 fewer calories for the same measure (fresh) and almost as much protein. Beans, such as black beans, lima beans, navy beans and kidney beans have the highest amount of protein–approximately 7.5 g per 1/2 cup cooked. With the exception of navy beans, which has slightly more calories, they all contain only approximately 113 calories per half cup. Lima beans have 8.9 g of protein, but only 115 calories per 1/2 cup. Be aware that “animal proteins such as meat, milk and cheese tend to be of a higher protein quality than plant proteins,” according to the Vegetarian Society.

Fish
White fish has a lot of protein and few calories. For example, 3 oz. of halibut has only 93 calories and 17.7 g of protein, while the same serving of salmon, has a comparable amount of protein but also 127 calories. Sardines in water have a few more grams of protein. However, they also have more calories–130 per can. Tuna contains only 70 calories per 1/4 cup and has 16 g of protein.