Baked Bbq Chicken Thighs

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These baked bbq chicken thighs is a staple dish in my house for two major reasons: easy to make and delicious to eat.  

I’m all in about recipes that require almost zero prep time and that allow me to use a lot of shortcuts to get a well-rounded dinner without all the fuss.

These chicken thighs have the most glossy and sticky bbq sauce that you can think of. They go perfectly with some french fries and broccoli salad. That’s how I like to serve mine.

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How to oven-bake BBQ chicken thighs?

You can check my basic recipe for oven-baked chicken thighs here.

As always, with this kind of recipe, the key is the time/amount-of-meat ratio. The bigger the chicken thigh, the longer it will take to bake.

Therefore, for this recipe, I like to use medium size thighs of about 200gr each. All the chicken thighs for this recipe are approximately the same size to allow even cooking.

I place the chicken thighs in a baking tray that allows some space between the chicken thighs.

Then I brush the sauce with a silicone brush.  The sauce is made with smoked barbecue sauce, honey, and garlic powder, which are straightforward everyday ingredients.

Don’t use all the sauce. Just brush both sides of each piece and place it in the baking tray. Bake each side for 10 minutes over 180ºC (350ºF). Then turn all the thighs skin up and cover with the rest of the sauce. Change the oven setting to “broil mode” for 10 more minutes to get that glossy and sticky finish from the caramelization of the sauce.

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Baked Bbq Chicken Thighs
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
These baked bbq chicken thighs is a staple dish in my house for two major reasons: easy to make and delicious to eat.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked bbq chicken thighs
Servings: 2 people
  • 4-6 chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup smoked bbq sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF)
  2. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Place them in a baking tray.
  3. Mix the bbq sauce, the honey, and the garlic powder. Brush each chicken thigh in each side. Save half of the sauce for later.
  4. Bake each side for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken thighs skin up and brush the rest of the sauce.
  5. Change the oven setting to broil mode and bake for 10 more minutes.

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