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Oven BBQ Chicken with Homemade Sweet and Smokey BBQ Sauce
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Oven BBQ Chicken with Homemade Sweet and Smokey BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • BBQ Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • BBQ Chicken:
  • 10 chicken legs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce.

Instructions

  • BBQ Sauce:
  • Melt bacon drippings in a pan. Add chopped onion and garlic and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
  • Add remaining ingredients, stir well. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree sauce.
  • BBQ Chicken:
  • Salt and pepper chicken pieces and let them come to room temperature before cooking.
  • Brush each piece with BBQ sauce.
  • Cook in preheated 425 degree oven for 45 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees in the thickest part.
  • Remove from oven, tent with foil and let rest 10 minutes. Brush with additional sauce before serving. Have extra sauce on hand to pass around.
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