Southern-Style Oven-Barbecued Chicken
Rain or shine, you can enjoy these tasty oven-barbecued chicken breasts with an easy homemade sauce.
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening or vegetable oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 to 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 drops liquid smoke (optional)
- Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
- Place chicken in 11 3/4 x 7 1/2-inch baking dish.
- For barbecue sauce, heat shortening or oil in medium skillet on medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Stir-fry until soft but not browned. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Stir in ketchup, lemon juice, honey, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, hot pepper sauce, salt and liquid smoke, if used. Stir until well blended. Pour over chicken.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Makes 6 servings.