Oven Baked Chipotle BBQ Chicken
Submitted by Rachel Greely
About the cook: Just another home cook trying to "spice up" my family's life. We all love spicy food! It's not all I cook, but I do like to put a little zest into things when I can.
About the dish: 10 minutes of prep time then in the oven it goes!
National Origin: American
Estimated Time: 30 to 60 Minutes
4 to 5 pounds bone-in chicken parts or quartered whole chicken
3 ounces tomato paste
2 tablespoons spicy mustard
4 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
Mince the peppers finely and keep any seeds and excess sauce. Combine all the ingredients, except the chicken, and mix until smooth. Apply the mixture to the chicken in a thin, even coat. It should be sticky enough to adhere evenly without much effort just by turning everything in a bowl together. If it needs to be thinned to cover all the chicken, you can add a little water or more olive oil, but there’s plenty of flavor with this ingredients list not to need to expand it.
Once coated, put the chicken in a 375 degree preheated oven and bake until the chicken gets to an internal temperature of 155, usually about 45 – 50 minutes. With the bones in, a ten minute resting period is enough for the temperature to climb and finish cooking the meat throughout so you end up with a juicy result.