Recipe By thedailygourmet
Published Nov 16th
Prep 10m Cook 35m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 4 servings Calories 427

This chicken is oven-baked and has a homemade BBQ sauce. The secret to completing this in under 30 minutes is to start by cooking the chicken in the oven and then finishing it by broiling. The BBQ sauce requires only a handful of common kitchen ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup bourbon (such as Four Roses®)
  • ¼ cup peach preserves
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning (such as McCormick®)
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Combine ketchup, brown sugar, bourbon, peach preserves, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, steak seasoning, and liquid smoke flavoring in a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Reserve half the sauce for later use.
  3. 3 Place chicken on a sheet pan or broiling tray and brush sauce onto the chicken with a basting brush.
  4. 4 Bake chicken in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then flip chicken breasts over and baste with reserved sauce.
  5. 5 Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and turn on the oven's broiler.
  6. 6 Broil chicken and continue to baste and flip the chicken every 3 minutes until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 10 to 15 minutes total. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 427
  • Carbohydrate 57 g
  • Cholesterol 64.6 mg
  • Fat 3.8 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 24.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.9 g
  • Sodium 990.4 mg
  • Sugar 53.4 g

Chef's Notes

Properly stored, this sauce will last in the refrigerator for weeks.


  1. This may be the most delicious recipe I've tried to date. Quick, easy, and fantastic! I will be making this often.

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