Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate today! Nothing says “Easter” like barbecue chicken… right? Don’t worry, that will make sense in a little bit.
And, yes. You read that right. This recipe uses only TWO INGREDIENTS – barbecue sauce and chicken (plus a little olive oil, salt, and pepper) – to make the crispiest, most perfectly glazed, sweet, sticky, and tender barbecue baked chicken you will ever have.
For folks like me who don’t (yet) have a grill, or for days when the weather isn’t nice enough for outdoor grillin’, this method uses a special trick (inspired by the Pioneer Woman) to make sure the barbecue sauce glaze thickly coats the chicken, with the perfect amount of toasted black parts on the crispy skin. YUM!
So, about this Easter BBQ chicken. Zach and I are are lucky couple; he is Catholic, and I am Greek Orthodox. We have two separate Easter dates (usually, Eastern and Western Easters are celebrated on different dates- if you want to, you can read more about it here), so we celebrate both (and therefore get to eat twice the amazing food!).
Last year, we celebrated with his side of the family in Texas. Every year, they go to his grandparents’ farm (where, by the way, there are cows and BABY COWS. Baby cows frolicking in fields of bluebonnets. What more could you want?!) and have barbecue chicken, put out especially for Easter by the Knights of Columbus in their small town. Since we are up in Massachusetts this year for Easter and will be celebrating Greek Easter (Greester!) with my family next weekend, I made BBQ chicken for just us today.
And yes, since you asked, that whole plate of chicken is just for us. PLUS, we had this German potato salad and steamed buttery green beans. It may not be Greek Easter yet, but that didn’t stop me from cooking enough food to feed an army, in true Greek fashion. Over preparedness of food runs in my blood. I cannot help it.
Oh boy, this was a good meal. I may just have to visit the fridge for leftovers in a few moments- I’m getting hungry again writing about it all!
Now for the special trick to make the thickest glaze possible in your oven. …