Electric Skillet Barbecue Chicken

Barbecue chicken
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
931 Calories
31g Fat
91g Carbs
65g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 931
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 1006mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 91g 33%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 65g
Calcium 68mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The challenge in making BBQ chicken is preventing the outside of the chicken from burning before the inside is cooked through. This is traditionally solved by painting the barbecue sauce on the chicken at the end of cooking. But this recipe uses a different method: an electric skillet. The result is a tender, tasty BBQ chicken through and through.


  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 3 pounds chicken pieces
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 16 ounces barbecue sauce
  • 16 ounces orange soda

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat an electric skillet to 275 F. Add oil.

  2. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. When oil is hot, add chicken to the skillet. Brown for 2 minutes on the first side. Flip.

  3. Add the barbecue sauce and orange soda.

  4. Cook, basting occasionally, 35-40 minutes until chicken is cooked through.