I have done my ribs this way before and they never disappoint,then this thought crossed my mind,if it works well on pork,it must also go well with chicken,I needed no second thought on this and immediately tried it out,well the rest as they say is history.

The chicken came out so good,tender moist,juicy with a perfect balance between sweet and spicy,this is hands down one of the best chicken I have made and I will be making it again.

It’s a simple recipe done in the comfort of your oven then finished of with a simple homemade barbecue sauce.

Try out this chicken barbecue recipe and be sure to get all the raves on the dinner table.


1 whole chicken

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 tablespoons barbecue rub

Below is a recipe for my home made barbecue rub that goes well with almost anything barbecue

home made barbecue rub

You can also bring together a quick rub my mixing together

2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder


Start off my spatchcocking your chicken,I went ahead and split mine into two halves.

Apply the olive oil allover the chicken and generously season with the rub

Cover this with cling film and let it marinate for 30 minutes or overnight

When ready,place your chicken into a pre heated oven at 160℃ in the 2nd lower rack

Let this slowly cook for 1 hour,if you notice your chicken drying up you can go ahead and spray it with apple juice or water.

As it gets cooking,bring together your barbecue sauce


1/4cup ketchup

1 tablespoons brown sugar

4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon molasses or honey

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon minced onions


Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a sauce pan and fry your onions ginger and garlic until fragrant

Mix in all your remaining ingredients

Bring this to a boil,and let simmer for 5 minutes

And there you have you home made basic barbecue sauce.

After an hour,take your chicken off the the oven and apply barbecue sauce on them,I like mine with a thin barbecue coating however coat as you please

Don’t mind the char, it’s caramelized sugars,extra flavour

Take this back into the oven and cook for a further 7 to 8 minutes

When done let it rest for 10 minutes covered in foil before serving


16 Comments Add yours

  1. esther says:

    I have just bumped into this blog.


    1. ombachi13 says:

      Thank you😊


  2. Shellmiss mwendwa says:

    Wonderful blog


    1. ombachi13 says:

      Thank you i appreciate


  3. Wangù says:

    You are heaven sent. Lovely and easy to follow recipes.


    1. ombachi13 says:

      Thank you😊


  4. Anonymous says:

    LOVELY i must try this


    1. ombachi13 says:

      Give it a try,you will love it


  5. Anonymous says:

    Trying this today


  6. Anonymous says:

    Made the chicken n it was the best…… Very flavourful


    1. ombachi13 says:

      Gald you loved it,will be sharing more recipes


  7. Emma says:

    i love your recipes because they are so easy to make with localy available ingredients. thankyou.


    1. ombachi13 says:

      Thanks for your encouraging feedbacks,I hope you enjoying the recipes as I did 🙂


  8. migarusha says:

    Ive just tried this today as the first oven recipe of 2018 and it came out b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l..i added some lemon juice just for the fun of it and used white vinegar instead of apple cider since i didnt have that but it still came out great..


  9. Anonymous says:

    This is soo good


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