A recipe for easy baked BBQ chicken featuring chicken legs and thighs, plus a quick, homemade barbecue sauce (optional).
Preheat oven to 350°, and pour a ½ cup of barbecue sauce in a 9x13” casserole dish and set aside.
Heat 3 tablespoons of Canola oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Pat legs and thighs dry with a paper towel and drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of Canola oil. Add seasoning and rub into chicken evenly on all sides.
Taking care not to overcrowd the pan, add the chicken skin-side down, and cook 3-4 minutes without jostling. Turn the chicken over and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and place in casserole dish.
Brush evenly with remaining barbecue sauce on both sides, cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove the foil, place the chicken back into the oven and increase the temperature to 375°. Bake for an addition 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
The Anthony Kitchen