I found this delicious recipe in my Pillsbury cookbook years ago. It’s a quick and tasty main dish that uses only a few ingredients you probably already have on hand and uses refrigerated biscuits to make it even easier. It calls for bottled BBQ sauce. Our favorite is KC Masterpiece Original because of the zip it has, but you can use any kind of BBQ sauce with this recipe. I made this all the time for our family when our kids were growing up, but it’s nice enough to make for company, too. I served this main dish recipe for company last light.
I love making dishes that only take me 5 minutes to prepare and I can pop them in the oven for awhile so I can work on something else. This is one of those main dishes. It’s very economical too.
This is what it looks like when finished.
Here’s what I did.
Mix barbecue sauce, water and onion in a small bowl.
This is what the sauce looks like after stirring.
When I bought and froze these chicken breasts a few months back they were on a reduced price and already had seasoning on them. I think it is paprika. I normally just season with salt before adding the barbecue sauce. But in this case these chicken breasts had salt, pepper, and paprika.
Here’s a close up of the seasoned chicken. You do not have to use boneless chicken breasts. Any kind of chicken will do. I did use a 10×15″ pan however. A 9×13″ is really too small.
Spoon the barbecue mixture over top the chicken and bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Turn chicken pieces over. Spoon sauce over top of chicken and bake another 20 minutes or so until about done.
You will need these ingredients for the biscuits.
Baste the chicken pieces with barbecue sauce and move to one side of the pan. Remove biscuits from container and place in barbecue sauce. Turn sauce-side-up and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. When I don’t have Italian seasoning on hand I substitute basil and oregano. It works fine too.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top of biscuits.
Place chicken and biscuits back in oven and bake about 20 minutes or until biscuits are light and fluffy.
Ready to eat!
Here’s the recipe.
OVEN BARBECUED CHICKEN & BISCUITS
(Adapted from recipe in Pillsbury Cookbook)
2 ½ – 3 lb. fryer, cut up
1 ¼ cups prepared BBQ sauce (I like KC Masterpiece original)
¼ tsp. salt
1 small onion, chopped
¼ cup water
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. Italian seasoning or oregano
8-oz. can refrigerated biscuits
Preheat oven to 375°. In greased 9×13” pan, place chicken pieces and sprinkle with salt. Combine barbecue sauce, water and onion; pour over chicken. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Turn chicken pieces over and spoon sauce over top. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until tender. If necessary, add 2-3 tbsp. more water to prevent sticking. Move chicken to one side of pan. Spoon sauce over top of chicken. Combine Parmesan cheese and seasoning; set aside. Dip biscuits in remaining sauce in pan and turn over sauce-side-up. Place in opposite end of pan from chicken. Sprinkle cheese/seasoning mixture over biscuits. Return to oven and continue baking 15-20 minutes or until biscuits are brown. 4-6 servings.
This recipe works best with smaller refrigerated biscuits—not the large grands and other huge, thick biscuits.
Ready to serve.
Pretty well demolished now!