Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

by Olivia
Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

These Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs are a surefire way to satisfy your BBQ cravings. They’re marinated to perfection and baked until tender, juicy, and deliciously glazed. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs?

  • Flavorful: Marinated with a blend of spices for maximum flavor.
  • Easy: Simple steps and minimal ingredients.
  • Juicy and Tender: Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are baked to perfection.
  • Versatile: Perfect for weeknight dinners, BBQs, or gatherings.

Ingredients For Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs, boneless skinless
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 cup Masterpiece BBQ sauce

Directions:

  1. Marinate the Chicken:
    • Place the chicken in a large sealable container. Add avocado oil, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and dried mustard. Mix well to ensure the chicken is evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least an hour, or preferably overnight for better flavor infusion.
  2. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Coat with BBQ Sauce:
    • Toss the marinated chicken thighs with ¼ cup of BBQ sauce until they are evenly coated. Transfer the chicken thighs onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving any excess sauce behind.
  4. Bake:
    • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the chicken thighs over. Brush each thigh with more BBQ sauce and return them to the oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Broil for Crispy Edges:
    • Increase the oven temperature to broil. Flip the chicken thighs once more and brush them with BBQ sauce again to create a nice glaze. Broil for 5-6 minutes until the edges are crispy and the chicken is fully cooked through.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve and enjoy your delicious BBQ baked chicken thighs! You can accompany it with extra BBQ sauce on the side if desired.

Notes:

  • Marinate Longer: For deeper flavor, marinate the chicken overnight.
  • Broiling Tips: Keep an eye on the chicken while broiling to prevent burning.
  • Serving Suggestions: Great with coleslaw, potato salad, or a fresh green salad.
Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

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Variations:

  • Spicy: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the marinade for a spicy kick.
  • Honey BBQ: Mix in a tablespoon of honey with the BBQ sauce for a sweet twist.
  • Herb Infused: Add fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary to the marinade for added flavor.

Equipment:

  • Large sealable container
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Pastry brush

Storage:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

What to Serve with This Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs ?

These BBQ baked chicken thighs pair wonderfully with mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, cornbread, or a fresh garden salad.

Tips:

  • Even Coating: Ensure the chicken thighs are evenly coated with the marinade for consistent flavor.
  • Check for Doneness: Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C).
  • Let Rest: Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving to retain its juices.

FAQ:

Q: Can I use bone-in chicken thighs?

A: Yes, you can use bone-in chicken thighs. Adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure they are fully cooked.

Q: Can I grill the chicken instead of baking?

A: Absolutely! Grill the marinated chicken thighs over medium-high heat, brushing with BBQ sauce until fully cooked.

Q: Can I use a different type of BBQ sauce?

A: Yes, feel free to use your favorite BBQ sauce or make your own homemade version.

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Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

Yield: Makes about 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs are sure to be a hit at your dinner table. Enjoy making and sharing this delicious and simple recipe with your loved ones!

Ingredients

  • - 2 lbs chicken thighs, boneless skinless
  • - 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • - 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • - ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • - 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • - 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • - 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • - ½ teaspoon dried mustard
  • - 1 cup Masterpiece BBQ sauce

Instructions

1. Place the chicken in a large sealable container. Add avocado oil, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and dried mustard. Mix well to ensure the chicken is evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least an hour, or preferably overnight for better flavor infusion.
2. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Toss the marinated chicken thighs with ¼ cup of BBQ sauce until they are evenly coated. Transfer the chicken thighs onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving any excess sauce behind.
4. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the chicken thighs over. Brush each thigh with more BBQ sauce and return them to the oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
5. Increase the oven temperature to broil. Flip the chicken thighs once more and brush them with BBQ sauce again to create a nice glaze. Broil for 5-6 minutes until the edges are crispy and the chicken is fully cooked through.
6. Serve and enjoy your delicious BBQ baked chicken thighs! You can accompany it with extra BBQ sauce on the side if desired.

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 350 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 25g

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