This recipe uses only TWO INGREDIENTS – barbecue sauce and chicken (plus a little olive oil, salt, and pepper) – to make the crispiest, most perfectly glazed, sweet, sticky, and tender barbecue baked chicken you will ever have.


  • 2 cups of your favorite bbq sauce

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil

  • 8-10 chicken thighs and/or drumsticks bone-in, skin on


First preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Then coat the chicken on all sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place the chicken skin side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes.
Remove chicken from oven and turn the temperature of the oven up to 425 degrees.
Coat the top of the chicken with barbecue sauce using a basting brush. Use a spatula to flip the chicken over, being careful not to tear the skin. Baste the other side of the chicken, and place back in the oven for 7 minutes.
Remove from oven, baste top with barbecue sauce, and place back in oven for 7 more minutes.
Remove from the oven again and baste again, for a total of three times, and place back in oven for 7 more minutes.
If the chicken hasn’t crisped and browned to your liking, move the oven rack up and broil the chicken for 3-5 minutes, until it’s more crispy.

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