Trisha Yearwood’s Oven BBQ Chicken Is a No-Grill, Easy, Comfort Food Classic

Trisha Yearwood is a massive fan of chicken. The Food Network star loves how the protein adapts to many different recipes. Chicken is also one of the lesser-expensive cuts of meat in the supermarket. Whether you’re a white or dark meat person, Yearwood’s recipe for Oven BBQ Chicken is a comfort food classic that suits your tastes. Best of all, you don’t need a barbecue to make it.

Trisha Yearwood poses on the red carpet at a press event.
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BBQ Chicken is a year-round meal that the entire family will love

BBQ Chicken is one of those meals that scream family favorite. It was part of a group of foods Yearwood longed for when she left her Montecito, GA, home and moved to Nashville to try and make it in the music business.

The singer once said in an interview that when she was sick, it was her mother, Gwen, who tried to make things right by overnighting her some chicken soup.

Yearwood said to Redbook, “When you’re sick, nobody takes care of you like your mom. And I hadn’t been living in Oklahoma that long, and I was hundreds of miles away from home so that just kind of compounded the whole thing. I was so surprised when it showed up. You can’t go out and buy that kind of gift. I was crying and eating, crying and eating.”

How to make the yummy sauce that tops Trisha Yearwood’s BBQ Chicken

Making the yummy sauce that tops Yearwood’s BBQ Chicken recipe is easy.

Get all your ingredients prepared ahead of time, so the process runs smoothly.

These include garlic, onion, paprika, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Also needed are ketchup, apple cider vinegar, butter, Worchestershire Sauce, salt, pepper, and water.

After heating the oil, cook the onion and garlic until softened with the two kinds of paprika and chili powder.

This method combines the flavors and, in essence, toasts the spices to render more of their taste.

Then, add the remaining liquid ingredients and simmer until they become a thick sauce.

Trisha Yearwood’s BBQ Chicken is lip-smacking good

Trisha Yearwood's BBQ Chicken recipe.
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Not only is Trisha Yearwood’s BBQ Chicken lip-smacking good, but it is also one of the easiest recipes you will prepare. It is excellent not only for a weeknight family dinner but also for a crowd.

To begin, remove the moisture from the chicken by patting it dry with paper towels.

Following, add salt and pepper to the chicken to season it.

Place the chicken on a rimmed baking dish. Top the meat with the sauce and cover the chicken with foil wrap,

It needs to bake for around a half-hour before removing the foil.

Then cook at least a quarter of an hour more without the foil before turning and cooking for the last 15 minutes to achieve a crispy golden color.

Add more sauce to the chicken once cooked through before serving to what will likely be a pleased bunch of eaters.

The complete recipe for Trisha Yearwood’s BBQ Chicken is available on The Food Network website.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen airs Saturdays at noon EST on The Food Network.

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