Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs Recipe

Get your taste buds sizzling with our succulent grilled BBQ chicken thighs! Perfectly juicy and packed with flavor, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs

This BBQ chicken recipe is perfect for a gas grill or charcoal grill but what makes for the most tender dark meat is the indirect heat of a smoker. This cooking method is ideal for grilling chicken thighs to perfection!

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This easy recipe for barbecue chicken is a must make this grilling season. These grilled chicken thighs are full of the delicious, tangy flavour of our favorite BBQ sauce!

How long do you grill chicken thighs?

Boneless, skinless thighs are typically grilled on medium high for 10-12 minutes while bone in chicken thighs should cook for 12-15 minutes. Be sure to check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs

Pair these juicy thighs with this easy potato salad recipe, grilled corn salad or dill pickle pasta salad for the best summer time meal you’ve had in a long time. Add this tasty recipe to your menu planning this week!

Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs

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BBQ Chicken Thigh Process

BBQ Chicken Thigh Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce

Note: any kind of BBQ sauce will work but we love this homemade barbecue sauce for all of our grilling. It combines brown sugar, ketchup and seasonings in a way that our whole family loves. Use your favorite barbecue sauce or make our homemade sauce with simple ingredients from the grocery store.

BBQ Chicken Thigh Process

Directions:

1. Trim excess fat from the boneless chicken thighs.

2. Baste with BBQ sauce, be sure to coat the entire piece of chicken.

3. Place chicken thighs in a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, 400 degrees F.

BBQ Chicken Thigh Process

5. Place the chicken thighs on the grill grates, baste with BBQ sauce.

BBQ Chicken Thigh Process

6. Cook for 5 minutes, flip and baste with BBQ sauce.

BBQ Chicken Thigh Process

7. Grill chicken thighs for an additional 5 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F when measured with a meat thermometer.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Add a little bit of onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, black pepper or cayenne pepper to the coated chicken before grilling to take them up a notch.
  • You could coat the boneless skinless thighs with a spice rub before basting with BBQ sauce. We make our own dry rub spice blend for all of our smoked recipes.
  • Test out a variety of different bbq sauces to suit your tastes.
  • Cook time for bone-in thighs will vary so be sure to check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer.
BBQ Chicken Thigh Recipe

How perfect are those grill lines?! These tender and juicy chicken thighs are seriously a must make and a great addition to any summer time meal.

BBQ Chicken Thigh Recipe

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BBQ Chicken Thigh Recipe

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs

BBQ Grilled Chicken Thighs

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Get your taste buds sizzling with our succulent grilled BBQ chicken thighs! Perfectly juicy and packed with flavor, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce

Instructions

1. Trim excess fat from the boneless chicken thighs.

2. Baste with BBQ sauce, be sure to coat the entire piece of chicken.

3. Place chicken thighs in a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, 400 degrees F.

5. Place the chicken thighs on the grill grates, baste with BBQ sauce.

6. Cook for 5 minutes, flip and baste with BBQ sauce.

7. Grill chicken thighs for an additional 5 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F when measured with a meat thermometer.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 27g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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