Share with a friend   |   Print Version   |   Save Recipe  |    
Bookmark and Share
Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

This is my kosher for Passover BBQ sauce, great on chicken or ribs. Remind me tell you the BBQ rib story sometime on the blog. Ridiculous. At any rate, this is a good basic sauce that you can change up a bit depending on your tastes. I think adding some chili flakes would be good as it would add a little heat. The recipe calls for apple cider and I had some sparkling Martinelli's here so I used it. Seemed to work just fine and I polished the rest of the bottle off while I've been making these 7 types of chicken today. My daughter Aviva came home this afternoon and stopped in the kitchen with her mouth wide open, "What are you doing with all this chicken!?" The way I see it, I have enough chicken for every Shabbat between now and Passover.

Kosher Status: Meat
Number of servings: 2 chickens, 8 - 12 servings
Main Ingredient(s):
Preparation Time: 00:20
Cooking Time: 00:40
Skill Level: 1 - Easy (1 Easy - 5 Hard)
Estimated POINT value:


  • 2 chickens, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup apple cider



Cut chicken into pieces. Rinse and pat dry. Set aside.

Make the sauce by combining all ingredients except chicken and margarine into a saucepan. Bring to a slow boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large frying pan, melt the margarine until very hot.

When the margarine is hot, add the chicken skin side down.

Brown the chicken well and turn. Brown the underside.

Preheat the oven to 375'.

When all the chicken is browned, remove from the heat and cool to the touch. Remove 1/3 of the sauce and set aside. Dip each piece of chicken into the larger amount of sauce. Place on foil lined shallow baking pan.

Baste the chicken as it bakes with the reserved sauce every 10 minutes or so. The other sauce, if any remains, should be discarded as it has raw chicken juice in it.

Bake until chicken is 165' or more, depending on how well done you like your BBQ chicken. I'm not a big fan of blackened sauce. Your call!

Rate this Recipe:


Sarah: Nothing more to say than absolutely delicious!

Add a comment:

Please login to comment. Not a member? Click here...

Recently viewed recipes:

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

About Leah

Hi! Thank you for stopping by to watch me, Leah, cook kosher. I've been the owner operator of my boutique catering firm in Seattle, Leah's Catering, for the past 14 years.

Cooking Videos
Video Library Here
Leah's Pantry Pick

Leah's Kosher Pantry
View what is in the pantry

Kitchen Gadgets
Small Appliances

Community Members

View Leah's Videos By:

Login Here
» Register Here
Join Our Mailing List

Chef Of The Week

Barbara Williamson
Congratulations to our chef of the week.
Keep In Touch

What food would you like to see Leah video next?
Chicken Soup, Kreplach, and Matzoh Balls
Stuffed Cabbage
Other ~ "CONTACT LEAH" for suggestion

Please login or register to vote.

My Favorite Links
CRC Liquor List

Va'ad of Greater Seattle

Orthodox Union