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Super Moist Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken, baby! Today we're talking about baking chicken breasts to moist, juicy perfection, smothering them with BBQ Sauce and consuming immediately! Are you ready for this deliciousness?
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked BBQ Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 611kcal


  • 4 bone-in Chicken Breast Halves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½-3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 cup favorite prepared BBQ sauce


  • Remove skin from chicken breast halves and place in a large ziplock bag.
  • Combine olive oil, smoked paprika, lemon juice, and garlic in a small bowl and pour over chicken.
  • Let chicken marinade for at least an hour, up to 24 in the fridge.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove chicken from bag and place on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and brush a layer of BBQ sauce on the chicken. Return to the oven and repeat brushing with BBQ sauce every 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes longer. Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F when read with a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast.



Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 689mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2.3mg