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Rainy Day Bbq Chicken

Rainy Day Bbq Chicken

A simple way to bring BBQ flavors inside on a rainy day. Kids will love it!

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 fryer chicken (about 3 pounds) cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Baby Bam
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups Barbecue Sauce (see recipe below or use your favorite store-bought brand)
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Baby Bam
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard


  • Place the chicken in a resealable plastic food storage bag.

  • Combine the apple cider, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Baby Bam, salt, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl and whisk to blend.

  • Pour the marinade over the chicken in the plastic storage bag, seal, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or for as long as 8 hours, turning occasionally to ensure even coating.

  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking dish with the vegetable oil and set aside.

  • Drain the marinade from the chicken and discard the liquid.

  • Put the chicken in the prepared baking dish. Using oven mitts or pot holders, place the dish in the oven and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

  • While the chicken is baking, make the Barbecue Sauce.

  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the baking dish from the oven and, using a pastry brush, coat the chicken with 1 cup of barbecue sauce. Increase the oven temperature to broil.

  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, return the baking dish to the oven and broil until the barbecue sauce begins to bubble and form a nice crust on the chicken, about 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the baking dish from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with the remaining barbecue sauce.

  • BARBECUE SAUCE: Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 15 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and reserve the sauce for use with chicken.

  • YIELD: 2 cups