January 30, 2015

Easy Oven BBQ Chicken and Red Potatoes

Easy Oven BBQ Chicken and Red Potatoes is a simple and delicious meal made by baking chicken leg quarters basted in barbecue sauce alongside seasoned potatoes.

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I like to buy chicken leg quarters because they're so economical and the meat is always so juicy and tender.  We love to cook them on the grill, but (boo hoo!) my grill is temporarily out of comission.  We grill a lot in winter here in Florida, so it's a major bummer.

Luckily, there are recipes like this one, that can give me the barbecue flavor that I'm after without using the grill.  There is nothing fancy about this recipe.  This one is super simple, super basic, and super delicious!  Just easy cooking and easy eating. Barbecue is such a familiar and comforting flavor and everyone in my fam loves it!

I do love trying out new recipes and new cooking techniques, but sometimes it's nice to make something no-fuss like this.  It's a simple seasoned baked chicken and potatoes that you could make it with your eyes closed!


Easy Oven BBQ Chicken and Red Potatoes

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Ingredients
  • 4-5 chicken leg quarters
  • 12 medium red potatoes, cut in half
  • olive oil
  • smoked paprika
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • barbecue sauce

Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Trim the extra fat off of the chicken and place it skin side up in a large roasting pan.  Arrange the potatoes cut side down around the chicken.  Lightly drizzle the chicken and potatoes with olive oil.  Sprinkle the potatoes and chicken with smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  No need to measure, just give everything a good sprinkling.  Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes.
  2. Take the chicken and potatoes out of the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees.  Brush barbecue sauce onto the chicken and flip the potatoes over.  Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes.  Baste the chicken again with the barbecue sauce and continue baking for another 5 minutes.  Let the chicken rest for at least 5 minutes and serve with the potatoes on the side.

Notes
  • To get the best results, make sure you use a large pan.  You don't want the chicken to be too crowded.  If your pan is too small for the chicken and the potatoes, the potatoes can always be prepared in a separate pan.  When you cook the potatoes in the same pan, they are roasted in all of those delicious pan drippings, which I love, so if you cook them separately you'll be missing out on that!
  • Source: Me!


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