The Perfect Oven BBQ Chicken

Summer is coming. About time, right? This means cookouts, and grilling. Could you smell the charcoal burning?

But while we wait for those endless summer nights, we could get the summer BBQ’s started at home. Here’s my recipe for the perfect oven BBQ Chicken that’ll leave you wanting more.


  • Chicken Legs
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Berbere
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Granulated Onion


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F degrees.
  • You can choose to cut the chicken legs into thighs and drumsticks or leave whole.
  • Season the chicken on both sides with the berbere, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and granulate onion.
  • Elevate chicken with baking racks. This doesn’t allow the chicken to cook in the grease. The room for air, is how you get crispy skin without frying.
  • Bake the drumsticks until it’s brown and crispy. Then flip it the other side, and again bake until brown and crispy.
  • Take the BBQ sauce of your choice and brush it into the chicken and let it bake for about 10 minutes. The flip it over and repeat the process on the other side so the sauce caramelizes.
  • Take out of the oven, serve, and enjoy!

I make my own BBQ sauce recipe, but store bought works just as great.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Glory Bourdier says:

    Reblogged this on Glory Bourdier.

  2. This looks so tasty! I always daydream of bbq chicken during times when my grill isn’t an option. This is a great solution! If you’re interested, I’d love for you to share a post in my link up tomorrow. There’s an explanation right on my main menu under ‘Tell ’em Tuesdays’.
    xoxo K

    1. Dee Shore says:

      Yes! This is the perfect solution! I am thinking this is what I am cooking tonight for the rest of the week lol sure I’ll take a look!

  3. Tiffaspilla says:

    mmm love bbq chicken! looks heavenly! im a fitness blogger on here too! great recipe! xx

    1. Dee Shore says:

      We try to share your every day food but done in a healthier way. Thanks so much for stopping by! What’s your blog?

      1. Tiffaspilla says:

        that’s so awesome !:) and it’s and I just made a new facebook page too ! thanks sweetie!!

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