Friday, April 24, 2009

BBQ Chicken

I put this chicken in the oven and was supposed to take it out earlier but I accidentally fell asleep reading and when I woke up 2 hours had gone by. (Note to self: Don't do that.) The house smelled great, the chicken had been baking under the foil all that time and was fall apart tender and so delicious. The sauce is too good to waste, be sure to have rice or pasta to serve with it to soak up the juices.

3-4 chicken thighs
1/2 cup chicken broth

BBQ Sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 tsp cayenne

Preheat oven to 350. Heat oil in a sauce pan. Add garlic and sauté until brown. Then add remaining BBQ sauce ingredients and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes until thick and let cool.

Once the sauce is no longer warm, pour sauce over the chicken in a baking dish. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake chicken for 2 hours.

Take the chicken out and pour the remaining sauce and pan scrapings into a sauce pan (skim the fat if needed), bring to a boil and add the chicken broth. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add flour or cornstarch if the sauce is too runny. Pour over the chicken and serve.

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