Oven Smoked Barbecue Chicken

    4 hours 30 minutes

    You can make a delicious smoky slow barbecue chicken right in your own oven. Increase the spice by adding chilli pepper to the sauce.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g hardwood chips
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) tomato sauce
    • 1/2 cup (75g) brown sugar
    • 1 (375ml) tin or bottle beer
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) distilled white vinegar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
    • 1/2 medium onion, diced
    • 1 cup diced green capsicum
    • 1 tablespoon black pepper
    • 1 (2kg) whole chicken, cut into 4 pieces

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Extra time:3hours soaking  ›  Ready in:4hours30min 

    1. Place wood chips in warm water and soak for 2 to 3 hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    3. In a small saucepan, blend the tomato sauce, brown sugar, beer, vinegar and wine. Mix in the onion, capsicum and black pepper. Simmer until thickened, approximately 10 minutes.
    4. Spread wet wood chips evenly in the bottom of a grill pan, adding enough water to ensure chips remain moist while cooking. Cover with grill pan grate and arrange chicken pieces on top. Coat chicken with the sauce and cook approximately 1 hour, basting regularly.
    5. In a small saucepan over medium heat, simmer any remaining sauce to be used additionally for dipping when served.


    While a small amount of smoke is desired, additional water may be added as needed to prevent wood chips from igniting.

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    I found this very tasty, and I think the sauce would be good with pork as well. Thanks.  -  17 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Delicious! I added a little bit of 90 scoville cayenne to spice up the sauce. I used half the sauce for basting and saved the other for dipping. I basted every 10 minutes and it was worth the effort. The chicken was very good and moist. The sauce is a nice mix between sweet and spicey (depending on how much spice you add -- obviously, I like quite a bit).  -  27 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is excellent! I made it tonight for dinner and I'm making dinner for a friend tomorrow and will use this recipe again! Great combination of sweetness with a tangy bite from the vinegar. I added a clove of chopped garlic.  -  21 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)