Oven Barbecued Chicken

This unique oven barbecued chicken recipe is flavored up with an easy-to-make homemade mustard barbecue sauce. Baked bbq chicken never had it so good!

I prefer to buy chickens whole for this recipe, splitting them into halves for easier handling and serving. The people I cook for are usually good for eating half of a chicken with no problem, so why make more pieces than necessary?

Oven Barbecue Chicken

After your chickens are split, season them on both sides with salt and pepper. Put them back in the fridge while you make up the sauce.

Mustard Barbecue Sauce Recipe The only equipment you'll need to make this sauce is an empty quart jar with a tight fitting lid. The ingredients you'll need for each whole chicken are:

One-half cup yellow mustard
One-quarter cup of cider vinegar
Three tablespoons of brown sugar
One-half teaspoon of paprika
One-half teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
One-half teaspoon of white pepper
One-half teaspoon of powdered red pepper
One-quarter teaspoon of black pepper

Add everything to the quart jar, put on the lid, and shake it together until blended. Put the sauce in the fridge and remove the chicken.

Turn on your oven, with the temperature set at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chicken halves into a large baking pan, rib side down,and preferably on a rack so they're not sitting in the juices. That makes for much better eating. Bake the chicken for two hours, or until you can easily separate a leg from one of the pieces.

Now for the saucin'! Turn the oven temperature down to 200 degrees. Brush the mustard bbq sauce on both sides of each half. Bake for another ten minutes. Repeat this process until you run out of sauce. Serve your oven barbecued chicken halves on a few slices of white bread, with sides of potato salad and cole slaw.

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