As moms the responsibility of what everyone is going to eat falls on us most of the time. That can become a burden really quickly when you work all day, have an hour or less to prepare a well-rounded meal and don’t know what to make…again.

Trust me, I go through it too. I like to cook, but even I get tired of trying to figure out what to make that won’t take hours, my husband will like and my kids won’t reject.

I’ll be sharing those meals with you all here on MommiNation with the Cooking with Yolande series. I hope you see something your family might enjoy and decide to give it a try! If you do, tag me @YolandeKelly and @MommiNation, and let me know how it turned out!

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I love sweet and savory, it’s my favorite flavor profile. This chicken is a combination of my husband’s love of barbecue flavors combined with my love of anything sweet and sticky. Just a few seasonings and my special sauce make for some finger-licking good chicken! Happy cooking!


Sweet & Tangy Oven Barbecue Chicken

Prep Time: 10min Cook Time: 35min Total Time: 45min


Bone-in, skin-on chicken parts such as breast, thighs, wings and legs

Coarse Sea Salt

Granulated Garlic

Low -Sodium Soy Sauce

All-Purpose Seasoning

Yellow Onion (substitute: white or sweet onion)

2tbsp Vegetable oil

Chopped herbs such as parsley, cilantro or green onion


Sweet & Tangy Barbecue Sauce:

2 cups honey bbq sauce

1 cup tomato ketchup

½ cup granulated sugar

Heat oven to 380 degrees


In a large bowl, season as follows per pound of chicken:

¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce

1tsp coarse sea salt

1tbsp granulated garlic

1tsp all-purpose seasoning

¼ an onion thinly sliced


Combine all ingredients, massaging the chicken to season thoroughly.

In a large cast-iron skillet, bring 2tbsp flavorless oil (like vegetable or canola) to medium high heat.

Place the chicken, skin-side down, in the skillet and brown on each side until the skin is crisp and golden, but the chicken is not cooked through, about 4 min on each side.

Then place the skillet in the oven and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, depending on the sizes of the chicken parts, until chicken is completely cooked.

While the chicken is baking, pour honey barbecue sauce, ketchup, and sugar in a medium-sized bowl and whisk to combine.

Remove the chicken from the oven and glaze with the sauce.

Place back in the oven on high broil for 5 minutes. Watch your chicken as every oven is different, we’re going for a few charred spots, but not burnt!

Remove from the oven, add a second layer of glaze to the chicken.

Add 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce to the leftover bbq sauce and whisk to combine.

Pour into the empty spots in the skillet, not on top of the chicken.

Return to the oven and broil 3-4 more minutes until sauce and gravy are bubbling.

Finish with fresh chopped herbs and serve with rice & peas or potato salad.


Mommi Yolande