How To Grill Chicken In Oven – Simple Guide

You can easily grill chicken in an oven. This is a good dish to have when you are inviting some friends over and you want to offer them a quick snack. Grilled Chicken is a classic and almost everyone likes to eat it. We have the perfect recipe for you to cook a good dish of grilled chicken which is going to taste so good that you might need to make some more because the guests are going to ask for a second helping! 


Here are the ingredients that you are going to need for the grilled chicken. 

  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 6 pounds of skinless bone-in chicken (drumsticks and/or thighs)
  • BBQ sauce


The first thing that you need to do is to preheat the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Considering that you have all the ingredients by your side we will make the rub next. All you need to do is take a bowl and mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and brown sugar in it. This is the rub that you are going to rub on the chicken. Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet and bake it for an hour. You can check to see if the chicken is properly cooked by cutting the thickest part and seeing if there is any pink around the area. You can also use an food thermometer to check whether the middle of the chicken is 165 degrees Fahrenheit or not. 

Remove the chicken and then let it cool down for a minute. If you have not taken the skin off your chicken then now is the time to do so. Make sure that all the skin is off your chicken. Use kitchen shears to cut off the skin from the bones of the chicken. Make sure that you do not hurt yourself in the process. It is always important to think about your own safety first. Yes, grilled chicken is good but now at the cost of your blood. 


Now you need to properly brush each chicken piece with barbecue sauce. Be generous with the sauce to ensure good flavor of the food. Cover it up and refrigerated for 36 hours. Now when your guest arrive, you can prepare the grill for direct cooking on medium high heat. Now add the chicken and cook until the grill marks appear on the food. It should not take more than 5 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes. You can add more sauce if you want but it is not necessary. 

You can also broil the chicken if you want. This is an alternative. All you need to do is put the chicken on a pan. Preheat the broiler. The chicken should be on the pan under the broiler. Broil the chicken until you get the dark spots appearing on the chicken and then you can turn it to broil the other side. Taste the chicken to make sure that it is properly done. You can serve the chicken with your favorite side dishes and a lot of napkins because it's going to be greasy. 

What Kind of Chicken Should You Use?

In the recipe that we talked about, we are using bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks. You can go for the skinless ones or you can go with the skin if you like it. It totally depends on the food that you prefer. It is true that skinless chicken can be difficult to find and some people do not know how to take the skin off the chicken easily. You can go with the skin but know that it will not get crispy. 

Chicken breasts are not ideal for this recipe but if you want it then you can go for the bone-in ones with skin on it. This is the best that you can do. Boneless chicken is also not suited for this kind of recipe. 

The Key To Perfectly Grilled Chicken

You have to cook it in the oven before time so that you know that the chicken is fully cooked and it does not take much time on the grill. Cooking it ahead of time also gives it a very soft and juicy texture that is going to melt in the mouth. No one likes dry chicken. Most of the work is done beforehand so there is not much to do when the guests arrive. 


Thank you for giving this article a read. We hope that you have been able to follow the instructions and cook the most delicious grilled chicken in an oven. Many people are surprised by how good this recipe turns out to be. That's all for now. Have a good day and take care of yourself. Dot forget to share this recipe with your friends and family!