Roasted spicy barbecue chicken

This roasted spicy barbecue chicken recipe is easy to make, flavorful and juicy. You can use any kind of BBQ sauce you like, but it’s particularly delicious with a homemade one. Serve it with a side of steamed vegetables or a salad for a simple yet delicious meal.

  • 1 whole chicken (4-5 lb)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (homemade or store-bought)

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. In a bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, chili powder and cayenne. Rub the mixture over the entire surface of the chicken. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in preheated oven for 1 hour 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C). Once done, brush the BBQ sauce over the top of the chicken and return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes.

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