Baked BBQ Chicken recipe

The Best Easy Oven-Baked Honey BBQ Chicken

This sweet, sticky, juicy oven-baked BBQ chicken is the perfect easy weeknight recipe. Chicken drumsticks and thighs are surrounded by a simple 4-ingredient homemade BBQ sauce and baked to heavenly perfection.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 3 1/4 lbs bone-in chicken pieces (drumsticks, thighs)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey or brown sugar
  • 6 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce


  • Remove chicken from fridge and let stand at room temperature while you mix the sauce. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Measure all remaining ingredients directly onto baking sheet and stir to combine. Add chicken and turn to coat evenly, rubbing some sauce under the skin.
  • Bake in centre of oven for about 45 minutes, covering with foil about halfway through, until centre reaches 165ºF.
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