First off I'm going to clarify something.  BBQ Chicken and baked for some people would mean it's not BBQ.  What to do for the people who do not own a bbq pit, grill, or smoker?  Those people that live in an apartment, and one that does not have a common grill/bbq area.  Also, I have my reasons for not liking the common use of a bbq grill in an apartment, but we'll get to that story after the recipe.  I think it is important for all people to have the opportunity to enjoy bbq.  There shouldn't be a requirement to visit your local bbq restaurant and spend a ton of money.  It is possible to get a great bbq flavored meal when cooking indoors.  For the recipe I used bone-in chicken thighs, but you can use boneless chicken breast or thighs.

The Ingredients:

2 lbs. - Bone-in Chicken Thighs

3 oz. - Peacemaker Trading Co. BBQ Rub (this is what I used, but you can use any of our other rubs as well)

1 shallow baking dish

8 oz. - Queen Anne's Revenge BBQ Sauce (or any of our other flavors available now on the website)

The Recipe:

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

Remove all skin from the chicken thighs and season liberally on all sides of the chicken.

Bake for approximately 1 hour. Don't forget to check your temperature.  The chicken should be at least 165 degrees before considering removing from the oven. 

I know the first reaction for most people is to remove from the heat and serve right away and eat as fast as you possibly can stand.  For me I still allow the meat to rest.  Not as long as a steak, and certainly not like a pork shoulder, or brisket.  It's okay to give it around 5 to 10 minutes.  Set the table for your family!! Have a beer or cocktail and enjoy the sight of your creation for goodness sakes!  I also while allowing the chicken to cool to an edible temperature will brush over some sauce, and reserve the remaining for dipping during the meal. 

It really is as easy as that.

Now for my problem with shared grills at an apartment.  When I was stationed in Tucson, AZ while on Active Duty with the US Air Force I had the pleasure of cleaning the grill, preheating and going inside and having a tasty beverage while preparing my food to throw on the grill that particular evening.  I really didn't take that long prepping the food.  It must have been 10 minutes, but I had spent half an hour cleaning that disaster area of a grill before cooking my food.  Off I go to the grill only to find a group of locals already helping themselves to the grill.  I figured well, this is only going to take 20 minutes or so.  They're cooking steaks how long could it take.  Well, let's just say all night.  I think they were flying people in to Tucson, busing them over to my apartment complex and using the grill I spent all that time cleaning.  I was pretty ticked off to say the least....okay my wife sat inside watching me about to have a stroke I was so angry.  Not because I wasn't willing to share, after all it is a common area, but I couldn't use the grill at all.  This became a turning point in my cooking.  I had to learn to cook inside for one, and second the first purchase I would make after moving into a rental house (okay it was base housing) was to purchase a grill.

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