Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken

Baked BBQ Chicken — This oven-baked bbq chicken takes less than 10 minutes to prep and comes out perfectly moist and flavorful every time! Definitely add this to the meal rotation!

Baked BBQ Chicken with sweet potatoes and broccoli on platter

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

Now that summer is behind us, I’m not grilling as often and my family is missing barbecue chicken. So I made this easy baked bbq chicken, complete with sweet potatoes and broccoli, that’s cooked in the oven in one pan and is ready in under one hour.

The oven baked bbq chicken turned out really juicy, tender, hit the spot, and there was zero cleanup. Love it when there’s no pan to scrub! 

My secret? Reynolds® Large Oven Bags. The bag traps in moisture and natural juices to keep food from drying out so it comes out juicy and tender every time. Use the Large Size Oven Bags for meat and poultry up to 8 pounds.

I just opened the bag, added 1 tablespoon of flour (helps prevent the bag from bursting), added the chicken, sweet potatoes, broccoli, barbecue sauce, and olive oil, and closed the bag using the nylon tie provided, cut slits in the bag for steam to escape, placed it in a 9×13 pan, and baked.

I’ve also made this baked bbq chicken recipe by getting all the ingredients in the bag and allowed the chicken to marinate in the fridge for up to 4 hours. It’s nice to pre-assemble everything during the day and then before dinner just pop it in the oven.

And voila, perfect barbecue chicken with potatoes and a vegetable for an easy, one-bag dinner.

how to make bbq chicken in the oven

What’s in Baked BBQ Chicken? 

For this baked bbq chicken breast recipe, you’ll need: 

  • Flour 
  • Chicken breasts
  • Sweet potato
  • Broccoli
  • Barbecue sauce 
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Baked BBQ Chicken recipe

How to Make BBQ Chicken in the Oven

Preheat the oven, then add flour to the Reynolds oven bag. Add the chicken and veggies to the bag before pouring in the barbecue sauce, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar. Seal the bag and place in a 9×13-inch baking pan. 

Cut slits in the bag before placing it into the oven. The bbq chicken needs to bake for roughly 45 minutes, but check it first at 40 minutes to be safe. You’ll know the chicken is cooked through when it reaches an internal temperature of 165F, or the juices run clear. 

Can I Make BBQ in the Oven Without an Oven Bag? 

Most likely, yes. You could probably get away with covering your baking dish with aluminum foil, but I haven’t tried it myself so I can’t say for certain. 

Can I Use Different Vegetables?

Yes, just keep in mind that different vegetables will require slightly different cook times. 

Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken - Chicken, sweet potatoes, and broccoli all bake together for an EASY, healthy meal that's made in ONE pan in under ONE hour!! The chicken is so juicy and loaded with FLAVOR!!

Tips for Making Baked BBQ Chicken

When cutting the broccoli florets, you’ll want to keep them in fairly large pieces or they’ll cook faster than the chicken and potatoes and become mushy. Trust me, you don’t want to serve your family mushy broccoli. 

If using an oven bag, make sure it will have enough room to expand while baking and won’t touch other oven racks or the sides of the oven. 

Lastly, you can use any barbecue sauce you’d like for this recipe. See if you can find one with real ingredients (i.e. no corn syrup) for the best flavor. 

Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken - Chicken, sweet potatoes, and broccoli all bake together for an EASY, healthy meal that's made in ONE pan in under ONE hour!! The chicken is so juicy and loaded with FLAVOR!!

Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken

Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken

This baked bbq chicken takes less than 10 minutes to prep and comes out perfectly moist and flavorful every time! Definitely add this to the meal rotation!

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • two boneless skinless chicken breasts, each weighing .75 to 1 pound (about 1.75 to 2 pounds chicken total)
  • 1 extra-large sweet potato, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch rounds or half moons
  • 1 large head broccoli, trimmed and cut into large florets
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. To a Reynolds® Large Oven Bag, add the flour.
  2. Add the chicken to the bottom (back end) of bag, and add the sweet potato and broccoli towards the front. Keep the broccoli florets in fairly large pieces or they’ll cook faster than the chicken and potatoes and become mushy.
  3. Evenly drizzle the barbecue sauce and apple cider vinegar over chicken. It’s okay if some gets on the potatoes and broccoli.
  4. Evenly drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes and broccoli and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Seal bag using the nylon tie provided and place bag in a 9×13-pan or similar size roasting pan, making sure chicken breasts aren’t piled on top of each other. Optionally at this point you can refrigerate entire pan and allow the chicken to marinate for up to 4 hours before baking.
  6. Cut six 1-inch slits on the top of the bag for steam to escape, place pan with the bag in it in the oven, and bake for about 45 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temp of 165F and potatoes are fork-tender. Start checking at about 40 minutes although it could take up to 1 hour to cook through. Baking time will vary based on exact sizes of chicken and potatoes. Make sure the bag will have enough room to expand while baking and won’t touch other oven racks or the sides of oven.
  7. Optionally spoon extra barbecue sauce mixture from the bag over chicken and serve immediately.
  8. Extra will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 883mg Carbohydrates: 42g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 27g Protein: 22g

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17 comments on “Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken”

  1. I love cooking everything in 1 pan and especially when the clean up is so easy! I use slow cooker liners frequently but have never tried oven bags before. This recipe makes me want to give them a try. I am making your balsamic chicken today ( no Brussels at the store mid week–found them yesterday)!

    • I remember my grandma using oven bags way back when! Truly an old school trick that keeps everything so moist and the cleanup is a breeze, win-win!

      Glad you found the sprouts! LMK how it all comes out for you!

  2. Nice! I’m going to have to check out those oven bags. Looks like a really good convenience item. I’ve got a slow cooker pulled pork that I like to make when it’s time to take grilling indoors!

  3. This is such a great idea. I’ve never thought to make chicken in those bags, just my Thanksgiving turkey. SUCH a great idea.

  4. Did the chicken taste like broccoli?

  5. hey girl this looks so good! Yummy!

  6. looking good. I will be probably be singing to the bag in the oven ” give me, give me good loving”

  7. Looks so good, Averie! I love such simple yet flavorful recipes! pinning!

  8. Love BBQ Chicken, this is such a nice easy option for dinner!

  9. Love the sauce! Great recipe you’ve shared!

  10. This looks delicious! Now, I realize part of the appeal of this recipe is the ease of cleaning up; but if one wanted to try this recipe without the oven bags, do you think a covered baking dish would have a close enough effect?

  11. This looks great. I can’t wait to try it. I like my broccoli barely done, so I will cook it separately. Thanks so much.

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