Two-Ingredient Barbecue Chicken

This recipe is straight from a food blog I love – Bowl of Delicious!. Elizabeth is a whole-foods cook. All of her recipes are from scratch and most of the time very healthy. Hey, it called balance!

When I first glanced at this recipe I thought, crispy chicken from the oven? I gave it a try, and it is indeed crispy and delicious. You have to try this, especially if you get rained out on your weekend cookout.

Crispy Oven Baked BBQ Chicken (Bowl of Delicious!)

Two-Ingredient Barbecue Chicken

Two-Ingredient Barbecue Chicken


  • 4 chicken leg/thigh quarters (substitute any part of the chicken you wish)
  • 2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce (I use this one)
  • olive oil, salt, and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Trim chicken thighs of excess fat or extra skin. Rub chicken thighs with olive oil, making sure they are fully coated. Liberally salt and pepper.
  3. Place parchment paper on a large rimmed baking sheet. Lay chicken thighs on top of parchment paper with skin side down. Bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken from oven and increase oven temperature to 425 degrees.
  5. Using a basting brush coat the top of the chicken with barbecue sauce. Flip the pieces over with a spatula gently. Baste the other side of the chicken thighs. Bake for 7 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken thighs from oven, baste top of chicken with barbecue sauce. Place back in the oven for 7 minutes.
  7. Repeat this process until the chicken is crispy, some parts are blackened, and it is fully cooked.



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