Easy Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

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Here's a barbecue chicken recipe that you can try any day of the week. This easy dinner idea is baked in the oven for full barbecue flavor. The chicken always comes out perfectly every time and is never dry. Plus, this food idea is a super easy meal for busy weeknights. You can also prepare and bread the chicken ahead of time if you know you’ll have limited time in the evening. And the best part is the kids will love it, and will probably come back for more. This chicken recipe is perfectly paired with a nice salad or some roasted vegetables. This easy dinner idea would also be good with mashed potatoes or French fries. When preparing the chicken recipe, a good tip is to split the chicken breasts in half as to make them even throughout for even consistent cooking. You can also use chicken tenders if you prefer, paired with your favorite barbecue sauce. A suggestion is to use the Kings Hawaiian makes, but a nice honey barbecue would be good too.

For this easy dinner idea, you will need some boneless, skinless chicken breasts, egg, Italian breadcrumbs, smoked paprika, ground black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, kosher salt and barbecue sauce (use your favorite). For the full step by step tutorial for this easy dinner idea, you will want to take a look at the Crazy for Crust site.

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Advantages to raising poultry on pasture include reductions in feed cost and changes in the nutritional content and characteristics of eggs. Specifically, eggs from chickens that are pasture-raised have been reported to have higher levels of vitamin A and E, and omega-3 fatty acids. All of which are thought to be beneficial for human health. Pastured poultry has also been found to have about 33 percent less of the bad Omega-6 fat, 91 percent more of the good Omega-3 fat, and about 47 percent to about 80 percent better the Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio depending on the supplemental feed that the chickens are fed. Pastured chickens have about 407 percent more Vitamin E than CAFO chicken. You will find this easy dinner idea on the Crazy For Crust site. On the site, you will find main dish food ideas, appetizer recipes, side dish recipes, easy dinner ideas and more. **

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