How to Oven Bake Chicken – Coffee Rubbed BBQ Oven Chicken

These chicken legs and thighs are pretty amazing. The rub will take them to the next level. Here is what you are going to need to do for these:

Serves six

6 chicken legs and 6 chicken thighs
1 TBS coarse salt
1 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. celery powder
¼ tsp. dry mustard
¼ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. cayenne
½ tsp. instant coffee
3 TBS oil
1 cup BBQ sauce

Heat oven to 400 degrees.Place the salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, celery powder, dry mustard, onion powder, cayenne and instant coffee in a bowl. Mix it well. Add the oil and mix until you have a paste.

Rinse and pat dry the chicken – place it in a roasting pan. Rub the chicken with the paste, on all sides, and place in the pan trying to prevent the pieces from touching each other. Let the chicken sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Place the roasting pan in the oven and cook the chicken for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and liberally slather the chicken – on both sides – with bbq sauce of choice (I use my homemade apple juice bbq sauce). Return pan to oven and roast for another 10 minutes. Remove chicken from oven and apply another generous layer of sauce.

Roast for an extra 5 to 7 minutes – or until a meat thermometer registers 170 degrees when placed close to the bone. If you do not have a thermometer, cut the meat close to the bone. If it continues to be pink cook it for longer. Every oven is different. Serve with your favorite side and enjoy!

1 leg & 1 thigh w/ skin – CALORIES 525.39; FAT 31.77 grs (sat 8.07; mono 15.39; poly 6.29); PROTEIN 34.31 grs ; FIBER 1.52 grs; CARBS 23.05 grs; CHOLESTEROL 161 mg; IRON 1.97 mg; SODIUM 1645.34 mg; CALCIUM 3.65 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • May 13, 2012

    Charles Mcconneaughey

    WOW!!! So I tried this today and I love it and with you video even I could not mess this up. Thank You

  • May 13, 2012


    Awesome! I am so happy this worked for you! Thank you very much for trying it out and letting me know. Have a great week!
    Mary Ann

  • July 28, 2012

    darlene mcclard

    I am always wanting to try new recipes and flavors and ofcourse I would have never came up with adding coffee grounds to it. Can you please tell me what kind of flavor it adds just so that I know. We love your barbecue sauce made with apple Juice. Thank you very much.

  • July 29, 2012


    Hi Darlene!
    This rub has a bold and deep flavor to it. I urge you to give it a try. I think you will love it! Thanks again for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

  • January 14, 2014


    I recently found your blog and was very excited to try your recipes. Your videos are very clear and helps me organize and prepare for cooking. I made the chicken last night and my hubby commented 3x on how much he enjoyed the flavor. Thank you! Can’t wait to try your other recipes!

  • January 15, 2014


    Hi Karen!
    Thank you so much for your message! I really appreciate it and am very happy that these worked for you. I love them as well. I hope you have a great 2014!
    Mary Ann

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