For anyone that likes BBQ, but does not want to wait for the SLOW cooking methods of BBQ, this chicken is perfect for a busy weeknight. Before you start your day, if you think about it, season the chicken with the dry rub and let it sit all day.  But if you are barely getting the kids out the door for school then just season the chicken right before you cook them. 

When you get ready for dinner just heat the oven and bake these suckers for about 45 minutes.  Then pop them on the grill for that traditional BBQ flavor. 
Serve this with roasted asparagus or corn on the cob or just a salad. 


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BBQ Chicken

4-5 Servings

2-3 large bone-in chicken breasts
1/2 cup BBQ seasoning rub (we like Stubbs)
Olive Oil
1 cup BBQ sauce (we like Stubbs)

Preheat oven to 375°
Preheat grill to medium high (you do not want the grill blazing hot)

Rub seasoning all over the chicken.  You can do this in advance if you have time.  It can sit in the refrigerator for up to a day.

Place the chicken on a foil lined cookie sheet.  If you have a cookie rack that fits in the sheet then use that as well.  It helps the heat to circulate around the chicken while cooking.  

Drizzle olive oil on chicken and bake uncovered for 45-55 minutes.  Or until an instant read thermometer registers 160° in the thickest part. Make sure you are not touching bone when you test the temperature.

Remove the chicken from the oven and place on the heated grill.  Brush BBQ sauce on and let grill for about 5-10 minutes.  Just until the sauce begins to thicken on the chicken. 

Remove from grill and let rest a few minutes.  Enjoy homemade BBQ!