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Barbecue Chicken Thighs

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You better grab a napkin, because these Barbecue Chicken Thighs will have you drooling while you wait for them to come off the grill! Hopefully this post will do the same because you really do need these in your life. Some might say they are the perfect summer food, but I’ll let you decide for yourselves….. 

Barbecue Chicken Thighs prepared on the grill are the perfect summer food | cookingwithcurls.com

Did I over sell it? I don’t think so, these Barbecue Chicken Thighs are crazy delicious and super simple to prepare.

How to make Barbecue Chicken Thighs on the Grill

Heat grill to medium-high {about 400 degrees}

Spray chicken thighs with olive oil spray {I use an oil mister} and season both sides with Southwest Seasoning…..

Barbecue Chicken Thighs season cookingwithcurls.com

Spray the grates on the grill, or rub them down with an oil soaked towel.

Place the chicken thighs skin side down on the grill…..

Barbecue Chicken Thighs grill cookingwithcurls.com

Cook for 5 minutes, then flip to the other side and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Continue to flip every 4 minutes until a meat thermometer reaches 165 degrees. {about 30 minutes}

Baste the chicken thighs during the last 8 minutes or so each time you flip them over…..

Barbecue Chicken Thighs baste cookingwithcurls.com

The Barbecue Chicken Thighs on the left have been basted with Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Sauce and the ones on the right are Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce.

Remove from grill once fully cooked and allow to rest for ten minutes before serving…..

Barbecue Chicken Thighs on the Grill | cookingwithcurls.com

Serve with your favorite side dishes, such as Hawaiian Potato Salad, or Bacon Potato Salad, a side salad, and additional barbecue sauce…..

Your mouth will be watering while you wait for these Barbecue Chicken Thighs to come off the grill! cookingwithcurls.com

and napkins, lots of napkins! 😉

Notes:

  • The size of the chicken thighs will effect how long they take to cook, but somewhere between 25 and 30  minutes usually does it.
  • I have a 3 burner gas grill, I do not know how to cook with charcoal but I know it can be done and takes about the same amount of time according to my son, lol
  • I use this Oil Mister and this Instant Read Meat Thermometer. {affiliate links}

Both flavors were delicious, but the Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Sauce was my favorite…..

This Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Sauce is sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy for a unique flavor profile perfect for your next summer barbecue | cookingwithcurls.com

While we are on the subject, this Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Pizza was pretty amazing as well…..

Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Pork Pizza | cookingwithcurls.com

Yes, any barbecue sauce will work, including your favorite store bought variety.

Enjoy!!

Barbecue Chicken Thighs prepared on the grill are the perfect summer food | cookingwithcurls.com

Barbecue Chicken Thighs

You better grab a napkin, because these Barbecue Chicken Thighs will have you drooling while you wait for them to come off the grill!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled chicken thighs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 579kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken thighs
  • olive oil
  • Southwest Seasoning
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Instructions

  • Heat grill to medium-high {about 400 degrees}
  • Spray chicken thighs with olive oil spray {I use a Misto} and season both sides with Southwest Seasoning.
  • Spray the grates on the grill, or rub them down with an oil soaked towel.
  • Place the chicken thighs skin side down on the grill. Cook for 5 minutes, then flip to the other side and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Continue to flip every 4 minutes until a meat thermometer reaches 165 degrees. {about 30 minutes}
  • Baste the chicken thighs during the last 8 minutes or so each time you flip them over.
  • Remove from grill once fully cooked and allow to rest for ten minutes before serving.
  • Serve with your favorite side dishes, such as Hawaiian Potato Salad, or Bacon Potato Salad, a side salad, and additional barbecue sauce...and lots of napkins!

Notes

  • The size of the chicken thighs will effect how long they take to cook, but somewhere between 25 and 30  minutes usually does it.
  • I have a 3 burner gas grill, I do not know how to cook with charcoal but I know it can be done and takes about the same amount of time according to my son, lol
  • I use this Oil Mister and this Instant Read Meat Thermometer. {affiliate links}

Nutrition

Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg

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