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5 from 1 vote

Barbecue Roasted Chicken

A delicious and super easy roasted chicken brushed with a homemade barbecue sauce. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecue Roasted Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Julie of


  • 2.5 lb chicken
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp softened butter
  • BBQ Sauce:
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, granulated garlic, paprika, oregano, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Rub the chicken all over with the butter mixture.
  • Stuff the cavity with 1/2 an onion, wrap the chicken legs with kitchen twine, and tuck in the chicken wings.
  • Cover and place it in the oven.
  • While the chicken cooks, place the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, and chicken stock in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook the sauce for 20 minutes or until nicely thickened.
  • Once the BBQ sauce is done the cooking, coat the chicken with half of the BBQ sauce and place the chicken back into the oven uncovered.
  • Brush the chicken with bbq sauce every 20 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked through.
  • Cook until the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes covered before carving.



Serving: 4g | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 511mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.9mg