Lazy BBQ Chicken lives up to its name! It doesn’t get more simple that this recipe. It’s the best BBQ chicken you’ll ever make!

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Have you ever cooked food in parchment paper? I praise the day the technique was invented. I’ve been using it for years to cook fish, vegetables, tofu, and more. It’s a life saving approach to cooking for lazy cooks like myself, especially on those weekday nights when you need a meal you can easily get on the table in 30 minutes or less and which requires ZERO clean up.


I’m not talking about recipes only an experienced chef could make in 30 minutes, but will actually take the home cook an hour and a half. I mean a true 30 minutes flat for even the most novice of cooks. You can quote me on that. This is the easiest chicken recipe you will ever make!


I make this low fat, high protein BBQ chicken parchment paper recipe every week. It’s so simple, it’s a stretch to even call it a recipe. There are only 2 ingredients and what you’re left with is incredibly moist and juicy chicken smothered in your favorite BBQ sauce. It’s the perfect recipe to make for a big family or get together with friends because it’s super easy. Just put it in the oven and while it’s cooking get the rest of dinner ready to go!


After you make this one, you’ll see why you can almost always find this chicken in my fridge, ready to be served for lunch, dinner or even a high-protein afternoon snack. All of the meat eaters in my family love it, so I know anytime I make this recipe it’ll be a hit! 


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Lazy BBQ Chicken

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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • favorite bbq sauce
  • parchment paper


  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Place a long piece of parchment paper in front of you and fold it in half like a book.
  • Unfold and pour about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce onto the parchment paper. Place the chicken breasts on top and coat them in the sauce.
  • Fold the parchment paper over, and starting at one end of the parchment, fold the edges of the paper over several times continuing to make creases all around the chicken until it’s completely enclosed and no air can escape.
  • Place the parchment packet on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.


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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Yes! Chicken tenders are way smaller than chicken breasts so they will cook much faster. I would check them at around 12-15 minutes.

  2. Amazing! I had chicken that had to be cooked today with not much in the pantry and no time to shop. I thought I would just cook it now and eat it later. It looked so good I had to try a piece, and then another. Much better than the PB&J I was planning on for lunch. This will easily be a weekly menu item in my house!

  3. I have no sound available to me to watch this video and cannot tell how long it takes or how hot the toaster oven should be to cook the chicken. Can you please post it for me? Thank you!!

  4. I tried this recipe tonight and it was so easy, moist, and delicious. Thank you. I will add this to my list of regular recipes to use.

  5. So simple, love it! In a moment of temporary insanity I bought a GALLON of BBQ sauce, so I’m constantly on the look out for what to do with it. 🙂

  6. you are a genius!! digging this like whoa. Perf for nights when I’m too lazy and Thomas needs some dinner 🙂

  7. Hi. Just made this tonight and the whole family loved it (husband, 3 year old and 16 months). It was ridiculously easy. Can you use the same recipe for fish (i.e. salmon) and if so, what temperature and how long should you cook the fish? Thank you!

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