Sweet and Tangy Oven-Barbecued Chicken
Why This Recipe Works
Setting out to find an oven-barbecued chicken recipe that would give us juicy, tender, and evenly cooked chicken, we found that mild-tasting boneless, skinless chicken breasts made the perfect backdrop for our Kansas City–style sauce. We lightly seared the breasts in a skillet, removed them from the pan, and then made the simple barbecue sauce right in the same pan. To finish, we returned the chicken to the pan, placed it in the oven to finish cooking, and then turned on the broiler to lightly caramelize the sauce.