Brushing mayonnaise over the chicken produces a crisp, golden brown skin. However, using reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise won't work.
Want to grill? You can make this recipe on the grill, too. Place the chicken, skin sides up, on the grill, and brush with half of the mayo mixture. Cover and grill 5 to 6 inches from medium heat 35 to 55 minutes, turning and brushing with remaining mayo mixture.