sweet baked bbq chicken

Sweet Baked BBQ Chicken

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It’s getting cold outside but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have barbecue chicken. Oven barbecue chicken is a staple and favorite at my house. I usually make it quite simply with bottled BBQ sauce and nothing else. But, I really wanted to jazz things up a bit. So here is my recipe for Sweet Oven BBQ Chicken.

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You can make your own BBQ sauce at home…but somehow I still haven’t manage to make my own yet. Ha!

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This recipe calls for your favorite BBQ sauce, molasses, honey, ginger, cayenne and some other tasty ingredients. Maybe I should have named it “sugar and spice and everything nice”. That’s what this baked barbecue chicken is made of…

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Either way, my guess is that you and your family are really going to enjoy this version of baked barbecue chicken. The best part is once you let it sit in the sauce overnight, all you have to do is pop it into the oven the next day and you are suddenly a dinnertime hero. So try my Sweet Oven Baked Chicken and tell me what you think.


Sweet Baked BBQ Chicken

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Looking for a tasty chicken recipe that your family will love? This is it.

  • Author: Lisa
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 8 hours 45 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Chicken


  • 1012 drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp wild honey
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning ( I like Goya)
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • *garnish: scallions


  1. The night before, rinse chicken and pat dry
  2. Cut a few slits into the chicken to allow the seasoning to permeate through
  3. Combine all ingredients with chicken in a large resealable bag and massage well
  4. Place inside refrigerator to cook the next day (minimum 8 hours)
  5. Next day: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  6. Bake oven for 45-60 minutes until brown

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  • Comments ( 12 )

  • avatar
    Pure Grace Farms

    Lovely recipe. I would be honored if you would come by and share at Foodie Fridays (Thursday 9 pm EST) this week. Have a wonderful week and hope to see you there!

    • avatar

      Sounds like fun Shari. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Mel Lockcuff (@MamaBuzz)

    I will definitely be trying this recipe. It looks delicious. Almost like I could just reach right through the photo and grab a piece. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

    • avatar

      Thanks Mel. It would go great with some potato salad.

  • avatar
    April J Harris (@apriljharris)

    What a great way to enjoy the flavours of a summer barbecue once the weather has gotten cooler! Your Sweet Baked BBQ Chicken looks and sounds delicious, Lisa. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    Alex @ Mommy Track Fitness

    This looks yummy! Will be trying this for Sunday dinner!

    • avatar

      It always make my heart smile when someone adds a DLS creation to the meal plan. Enjoy!

  • avatar

    I am just wondering if there is a typo in the recipe. The first ingredient listed after the drum sticks is 1/4 “teaspoon” BBQ sauce. Do you mean 1/4 “cup”?

    • avatar

      Yes, that is a typo. Thanks Gail. I’ll correct it.

  • avatar

    Thanks Lisa! Going to try this soon!

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