This delicious oven baked BBQ chicken is marinated and coated in a delicious and tangy apple cider sauce for a tasty family meal. Easy to make with just a few ingredients, this recipe will make your tastebuds tingle!
In a bowl, stir together all the BBQ sauce ingredients. Reserve ½ cup of the sauce. Set aside.
Place the chicken breasts in a zip top plastic bag. Add in the reserved ½ cup sauce and place in the fridge for at 1 hour, and up to overnight, to marinade.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Simmer the BBQ sauce in a small saucepan for 10 minutes, or until thickened and fragrant.
Place the marinated chicken on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and baste the chicken with a thick glaze of bbq sauce. Return to the oven and bake for 20-30 more minutes, basting every 10.
Remove, baste again, and place back into the oven set to broil for 3-5 minutes until the bbq sauce forms a glaze.
Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!
If you’d like to serve with any remaining bbq sauce, simmer the sauce again before serving. This cooks any chicken juices that transferred to the sauce while basting making it safe to eat.
Quick no marinade version: Place the chicken breasts on the baking tray, and immediately baste with the bbq sauce. Proceed with remaining instructions.
The thickness of your chicken breast will determine your cooking time. Thicker breasts will take longer to cook than thinner.