Recipe: BBQ Baked Chicken

Here’s a SUPER SIMPLE weeknight meal. Seriously, even if you forgot about planning any meals, you could grab these items and have a delicious meal with minimal work! I saw it over on The Pinning Mama. We used WAY more cheese than she does, but the picture alone is what made me want to try it. Looked delicious…and it was!


Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I often just have the frozen ones from Aldi on hand. Fresh or frozen – either will work.)

2-3 TBSP bbq sauce for each chicken breast – bottled or homemade sauce works

1 onion, sliced

LOTS of cheese – any kind you prefer. We used sharp cheddar and about 3 cups of it – 2 cups for baking and 1 cup to sprinkle on after it was done.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay chicken in 9×13 baking dish. Pour bbq on each piece of chicken. Toss onion on top of bbq sauce. Sprinkle cheese over everything.
  3. Bake for 45-60 minutes, (less for fresh chicken, more for frozen) until chicken is completely cooked through.
  4. Sprinkle any extra cheese over it. Serve over rice. We had a wild rice mix (had white, brown, and wild rice in it, I think) that we scooped the chicken over. Mmmm. Everyone loved it.

This meal doesn’t require much prep, so you can mix it up quick and then the oven does all the work! Super easy and very tasty. I think next time I will steam some broccoli and scoop some of the juices from the dish onto the broccoli too. Yum! If you have a gluten-free bbq sauce, this meal would be a good GF meal too…if you ever have company that need a GF meal. 🙂

Also, if you need to feed a crowd, shredding the meat after it bakes helps it go farther. I shredded it for us, since my little guys don’t like chunks of meat. With six chicken breasts in the dish, we had enough for dinner as well as leftovers (for all!) the next day. Shredding works great for us!


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