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Oven Barbecued Chicken with Dr. Pepper Sauce
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Oven Barbecued Chicken

Oven Barbecued Chicken is moist and flavorful and perfect for when you don't have access to a grill.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 4 chicken leg quarters
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespooons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Sprinkle chicken pieces lightly with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place 2 pieces of chicken in skillet skin side down and cook for 2 minutes, until skin is nicely seared.
  • Remove from pan and place skin side up in a large baking dish. Place remaining 2 pieces of chicken in skillet, using a little more oil if necessary. Sear skin for 2 minutes and place last 2 pieces in the baking dish.
  • Baste chicken with sauce and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Baste again and bake 15 minutes.
  • Baste a third time and bake for 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Serve with any leftover sauce (bring it to a boil to be safe).


I like to use this Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce.