BBQ chicken on a cutting board
How To Get A Crisp Finish On Baked BBQ Chicken Without Burning It
Most grilled chicken's BBQ flavor comes from the sauce and the singed, charred flavor of live flames, which you can easily mimic by using your stove.
Instead of using the broiler to get those nice charred bits and cook the sauce, just turn your oven up to about 450 degrees F for the last five to 10 minutes of cooking.
To complete the experience, thicken the sauce first. While the chicken cooks, reduce the BBQ sauce by simmering it in a saucepan over medium-low heat for 20 to 30 minutes.
Only reduce it by 25% to 50%, as any more than that could concentrate it too far and make it too salty. Then, just brush on the thickened sauce for that last round of high heat.
Once the sauce is cooked down, just a dash of vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, or hot sauce can make the flavors pop. Adding garlic or spice mixes
can also add depth.