Juicy Barbecued Chicken Thighs Recipe
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My mom made these BBQ chicken thighs for Easter dinner and they were so tender and flavorful. Everyone was raving about the chicken. I literally overheard my mom get props for the chicken at least 5 times.
I jotted down the recipe before heading home and was craving this grilled chicken for the next few days. I re-created it just as soon as I could. I was really craving that chicken! I love that you can prep them ahead of time and just toss ’em on the grill when you’re ready; making them perfect for parties.
You’ll want to marinate the chicken at least 6 hours and it’s best to let them marinate overnight. I’m sharing the detailed grilling and baking methods for this chicken so read on. This is an easy, excellent recipe!
Ingredients for the Tastiest BBQ Chicken:
3 lbs (about 10 count) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Sea Salt (about 1 tsp)
Pepper (about 1/4 tsp or to taste)
Mrs. Dash Seasoning (about 1 tsp), plain or garlic variety, or your favorite seasoning
Garlic Powder (about 1/2 tsp)
1 Tbsp Real Mayo
1 medium onion, thickly sliced
BBQ Sauce (Homemade or we love Stubb’s Original)
Marinating the Meat:
1. Season both sides of chicken thighs to taste. I used a total of 1 tsp sea salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Turn the chicken to coat evenly with seasoning.
2. Stir in 1 Tbsp Mayo and mix the chicken until evenly coated.
3. Add thick-sliced onion and toss everything together. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or a lid and marinate 6 hours or overnight.
1. Preheat the grill and generously brush grill plates with oil. Reduce heat to low and place chicken thighs with a smooth side up.
2. Cover the grill and cook for 12-15 minutes. I rotated them once to make criss-cross grill marks. Before flipping the thighs, baste them with BBQ Sauce.
3. Flip thighs over, baste the flip side with BBQ sauce then cover and cook for another 12-15 minutes, rotating once to make grill marks. Check for doneness by cutting the thicker part of the chicken. If juices run clear then its done.
Flip the chicken again, coat it with BBQ sauce and remove from the grill. Let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Preheat Oven to 400˚F.
1. Place Chicken thighs flat with the smooth side up, spaced out in a single layer on a large rimmed baking dish. Bake at 400˚F for 30 mins.
2. Increase heat to 450˚ and Remove chicken from oven to brush the tops and sides generously with BBQ sauce. Return chicken to the oven another 5 minutes or until glaze has dried slightly onto the chicken.
Juicy Barbecued Chicken Thighs Recipe
These BBQ chicken thighs are so tender and flavorful. I love that you can prep them ahead of time and just toss 'em on the grill when you're ready; making them perfect for parties. You'll want to marinate the chicken at least 6 hours and it's best to let them marinate overnight.
- 3 lbs about 10 count boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- Sea Salt, about 1 tsp
- Pepper, about 1/4 tsp or to taste
- Mrs. Dash Seasoning, about 1 tsp, plain or garlic variety, or your favorite seasoning
- Garlic Powder, about 1/2 tsp
- 1 Tbsp Real Mayo
- 1 medium onion, thickly sliced
- BBQ Sauce
Marinating the Meat:
Season both sides of chicken thighs to taste. I used a total of 1 tsp sea salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Turn the chicken to coat evenly with seasoning.
Stir in 1 Tbsp Mayo and mix the chicken until evenly coated.
Add thick-sliced onion and toss everything together. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or a lid and marinate 6 hours or overnight.
Preheat the grill and generously brush grill plates with oil. Reduce heat to low and place chicken thighs with a smooth side up.
Cover the grill and cook for 12-15 minutes. I rotated them once to make criss-cross grill marks. Before flipping the thighs, baste them with BBQ Sauce.
Flip thighs over, baste the flip side with BBQ sauce then cover and cook for another 12-15 minutes, rotating once to make grill marks. Check for doneness by cutting the thicker part of the chicken. If juices run clear then its done. Flip the chicken again, coat it with BBQ sauce and remove from the grill. Let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Baking Method: Preheat Oven to 400˚F.
Place Chicken thighs flat with the smooth side up on a large rimmed baking dish, spaced out in a single layer. Bake at 400˚F for 30 mins.
Increase heat to 450 and Remove chicken from oven to brush the tops and sides generously with BBQ sauce. Return chicken to the oven another 5 minutes or until glaze has dried slightly onto the chicken.
I’m so excited for grilling season! Have you fired up your grill this year? What’s your favorite grill recipe?
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Honestly, I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but it sounds amazing. The use of Mayo is something I never thought of for the grill, but it makes perfect since. Genius!
I have used Mayo and dry onion mix together as a binder for oven baked chicken with bread crumbs and it really works well.
Thanks for sharing.
You’re very welcome. I hope you can try this recipe soon!
I made this tonight. I forgot that I only had 6 thighs and made the recipe as directed for 10. I’m glad I forgot to adjust everything else down because it was really good. We ate it on grilled Hoagie rolls with coleslaw. Sooo good.
Glad to hear that, Claudia!
I was wondering can I freeze cooked grilled chicken?
Hi Mary, for optimal flavor and freshness, we love to eat cooked chicken fresh, but chicken does tend to freeze nicely.
Could you use thighs with skin & bone in? If so how long would you bbq then for? Thx
Hi Carole, It should still work with the bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs but it will take slightly longer to grill/ bake.
I love all your recipes. can you please recommend an indoor grill for a family of 6.
Hi Asima, maybe a George Foreman grill? They seem to work well for indoor use.
I was wondering, if I want to make half the quantity of chicken (1.5 pounds) do I cut all the seasoning in half as well when marinating or can I put the same quantity of seasoning for more taste?
Hi Sana, you can use half all the ingredients. If you feel you would like to add more seasoning and test that, I’d love to know how it works!
Super tasty, made for great sandwiches
This was the best far and away recipe I have found!!!!!! As it happens I had bought garlic mayo a few months ago and did not like it with tuna salad. I will buy it again, and OMIGOSH, such a simple recipe but WOW. I used just plain basic BBQ sauce from Heinz, maybe look for lower carb, lower sodium next time but fabulous
Hi Shiela, so wonderful to know that you loved this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.
Excellent recipe! I only had time to marinate for an hour and it came out great!
Can I use chicken legs for this?
Hi Hannah, I haven’t tested that with chicken legs to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.
Can I marinate this 24 hours before grilling?
Hi Tatyana, that should work! I hope you love this recipe!
I am eager to try this tonight! Can you please tell me how hot I should preheat my grill to? Should i just throw it on high to preheat for 15 minutes and then lower it to grill the chicken or do I want to reach a desired temperature? Thanks!
That’s exactly right. Just preheat it 10-15 on high and then lower the grill temp to low.
For baking do I need to grease the pan beforehand? And will a 9×13 baking pan work?
Hi Charity, we did not grease for the baking method. I hope that helps.
Thanks for the quick reply! Chicken’s marinating in the fridge right now. I only have a 9×13 baking pan… would that work?
Hi Charity, I imagine that should work.
This was super good! I ended up marinating overnight because we ran out of propane and had to get more the next day. Fresh salad and rice pairing
I bet it was that much better after marinating! That’s so awesome! Thank you for sharing your amazing review with us.
My experience was less than optimal.
I’d appreciate it if there were clear instructions about how close to put the chicken thighs together for the baking recipe.
I followed the instructions, or lack thereof, and when my chicken thighs came out in a sea of fluid, I began to wonder what went wrong.
It wasn’t until I read someone’s comment / your reply about how to place them, etc, that it made sense.
This was a recipe for boiled chicken – in the oven.
I’m likely off of BBQ sauce & chicken for a good long time.
Hi Todd, you are correct I didn’t have the spacing and I apologize for that. I have updated the recipe. I did add a link to the large baking sheet we used. Anytime chicken is baked touching, overlapping or stacked, it will create more liquid pooling. Also, doubling the recipe would require baking in 2 separate pans or 1 very large one if it fits in your oven.
This is just so delicious and juicy!!! Marinaded only for 2 hours since I didn’t have more time. Thank you Natasha!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Eva!
tried this recipe last week and LOVED it! I was curious since the recipe was so simple but was surprised at how delicious it turned out. Will be making these again! Thank you! I love your recipes!
I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Dee!
HANDS DIWN THE BEST GRILLED CHICKEN RECIPE EVERE!
I Only had a few hours before I needed to serve so I went ahead with the marinade for just 3 hours. OMG… tender and juices just as promised, using ingredients most of us already have on hand. Absolutely DELISH, a definite keeper. THANKS SO MUCH!
That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us!
Made this tonight and it was delicious!
I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!
Hi natasha! I made this recipe so many times and I love it! I do have a quick question though, do you cut the fat off the chicken thighs? Normally I always do but I noticed that you didn’t mention anything about cutting out the fat.
Hi Julie! I’m so happy you like this recipe! We don’t but you re welcome to if preferred.
Excellent recipe!!!! A great addition to my options for to my grilled chicken recipes (toddler even ate the chicken!)
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!
Hi Natasha! Amazing recipe I’ve made tens of times. Thanks! Congratulations on a great website!
Question: planning to serve it at a party as more of a finger food option. Would you recommend cutting chicken portions in half before or after baking? What about adjusting the cooking time? Thank you!
Hi Iga! I haven’t tried it in bite size pieces so I can’t really say. If cutting into smaller pieces you may need to cut time in oven and watch closely. Or you can just cook per recipe and chop into bite size pieces after.
What i o my have 3 hours of marinating time? Is it still worth it?
Hi Bethy! I think it could work. One of our readers wrote, “I did marinate the thighs for only 30 mins since I was short on time (since I wanted to have dinner ready before going to work) and they were full of flavor after completion!” I hope this helps.
Thanks for the reply! I ended up having a full 6 hours of marinating; it was awesome. Brought it to a congregation picnic and everyone was saying: “who brought the chicken? have you tasted the chicken? It’s really good chicken!” haha kudos to you Natasha 😉
That’s so great, Bethy! Sounds like a new favorite for you all!
Can you marinate them for a longer period of time? Let say several days? (camping trip)
Hi Yuliya, I haven’t marinated them for longer than 2 days but that could work.
Natasha, seems like another awesome recipe)
I have already marunated the meat and will leave it overnight.
What would be the main difference of the grilled vs baked meat in this case? Will the baked ine be as juicy as grilled?
Hi Viktoriya, the grilled will always give you an added smoky grilled flavor that an oven doesn’t provide but they will be both be juicy 🙂
This is the Best BBQ chicken recipe ever! Who would have thought that one TB of mayo will give such tenderness to the meat, that it is so delicious.
Thank you, Natasha! Your site is awesome, I have tried so many recipes already and they don’t disappoint.
You’r welcome Alex! I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following and sharing your fantastic review!
This was so delicious!!! I’ve never heard of a marinade including mayonnaise, but it was awesome!! My husband grilled it and not usually a big chicken guy, he absolutely loved it!
That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Meredith!
Natasha thank you for this recipe. I made this dish for our annual potluck Christmas party at office. It was so good. I got so many compliments. I tried it before but I used onion power and minced onions, hot sauce instead of barque sauce. This time I followed the recipe. I used onions. Walmart had eight yellow onions in bag for one dollar and ninety four cents. I usually pay one dollar for one large onion. I also store the onions in a old stocking it keep for months. Just make sure you keep from the potatoes. Other tip when I mardibate for 24 hours I put the onions at bottom of pan. That way it keep the chicken off of the pan. The flavor of onions will go through the meat. This recipe was so good. I didnt from Stubbs barque sauce so I use kraft bb sauce. I cut the chicken into bite size pieces into tooth pick to make it easy for pot luck.
Hello Veronica! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your helpful review with other readers!
Natasha I just finished making juicy chicken thighs. I got bag of Tyson skinless boneless chicken on sale when I bought the 2.16 pork lion from Walmart. Thanks to you Dagi it came out good. I wasn’t sure what do with thighs. But I used your recipe it was good. I didn’t have ms. Dash so I used poultry seasoning. I was out of onions. I used minced onions and onion power. I used hot sauce instead barbeque sauce. It still came out good. Iam try next time with onions ,ms dash and barbaque sauce. I baked it in oven at 400 for 30 minutes. Then 450 for 5 minutes get sauce to stick. I let it marinade for 6 hours. One reveiver say add Worcestershire sauce to marinade do you know how much? I have French’s Worcestershire sauce in cabinet. I have question for you Natasha when you marinade you cut up one onion . When you put in oven do you leave onions on top or do you put in bottom pan? When you bake in oven what size psn. I used my pyrex dish. What kind mayo use?I used Hellman’s or best food mayo. Because thats what I had in fridge. I also like Dukes its southern mayo company. Thanks for tip about using mayo for chicken thighs it really is juicy. Also recipe Lipton onion mix has hamburgers recipe for juicy burgers use 2.5 ground beef Lipton secret onion mix and bread crumbs it uses 1/2 cup mayonnaise. The burgers are so juicy. That’s a recipe for birthday party grilled chicken and juicy burgers.Thanks for answering my questions.
Hi Veronica, I haven’t tried adding Worcestershire sauce because I didn’t think it needed any. When grilling, I did not put the onions on since they would just fall through the grates. It wouldn’t hurt to add them when baking if you wanted to. I have actually used both brands (Hellman’s and Best Foods with great results. Thank you for sharing your tips and ideas1 🙂
Can I use chicken breasts instead of thighs? Have you ever tried?
Are they going to be the same juicy and yammie?
Hi Natalya, I would suggest this recipe/method for chicken breast. It is a family favorite 🙂
Perfect chicken recipie!! My husband and kids love this, I like to add a bit of Worcestershire sauce in the marinade and it’s amazing🙌🏼👌🏼 Thank you!😊
Tanya, thank you for such a great review and you are very welcome 😀
Perfect taste! Kids approved🙌🏻👍🏻
YES! I love it when the whole family enjoys a recipe! Thanks for sharing Alena 🙂
I’m so sad 🙁 Made this recipe baked (followed directions to the T), and it was no good. I really think it needs to be grilled.
Hi Ruth, I’ve had good results with grilling and baking. What went wrong exactly? I’m always happy to help troubleshoot! Did you possibly use chicken breast instead of chicken thighs?
Would it work just fine if I baked it in a glass baking dish instead?
Hi Marina, that would be ok if they are in a large enough pan that they aren’t touching/crowded. 🙂
My boyfriend is not a great fan of chicken, but i made this today and his comment was “from now on we do chicken only this way” so i think it was a big success!! Thx for sharing
Nora, thank you for the nice review and you are welcome 😀. I spent some time on your blog, looking at all of your travels around the world 👍🏻.
Yeah but what temperature in the BBQ do you recommend
Hi Dave, once you’ve preheated your grill, reduce the heat to low to grill the chicken.
We made this yesterday for our son’s 2nd birthday party and followed the recipe exactly. We did 13lbs of chicken to serve 20 adults and a few kids. Everyone loved it and we got several compliments. There wasn’t a piece left over! Thanks for the recipe, who would have thought mayo? Will definitely cook this chicken again. Juicy and delicious!
Woah Woah Woah!! 13 lbs of chicken is alot of chicken! I’m so happy it was a big hit for you 🙂
LOVE this recipe. I also added Malt Vinegar to the marinate. Thanks!
Hi Dylan, I’ll have to try that! Thanks for sharing your great review 🙂
We made these last night. I handled the marinade and hubby manned the grill. I seasoned my chicken thighs (bone in, unskinned) with garlic powder, onion flakes, savory, parsley, salt and cracked pepper. And then followed your directions exactly using Shedd’s southern spicy/sweet sauce. The end result was the most delicious chicken thighs I have ever eaten! And I don’t normally like thighs or any other dark meat. Thanks, I’m a convert and will definitely make these again!
Dee, I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!
They turned out perfect and juicy. Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for the fantastic review! 🙂
Would this recipe work in the oven? If so, on what temp and how long?
Hi Alina, I have instructions above for the oven. Enjoy! 😉
I just made these and they were awesome! I ended up marinating them for about a day and a half but didn’t really need to. BTW, if you have a food vacuum system (like FoodSaver), it works great for marinating quicker. This recipe was great served with your crisp sauteed red potatoes! Thanks for the recipes!
I love the idea of marinating with the foodsaver. It does make it so much faster! I’m so glad you liked the recipes! 🙂
hi natasha, would i be able to grill this on one of those grill pans?
Yes I think that would work fine. Do you have a cover for it? I think it would need to be covered so it could cook through properly.
would i need to oil the pan?
Made this a few weeks ago but with a variation of spices (whatever I had – seasoning salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and I think a dash of italian seasoning? I THINK thats it haha) then the mayo and onions and let it sit for a couple hours then bbq’d it but without the bbq sauce (hate the stuff).
HOLY MOLY it was good – I loveeeeeeeed it. It was juicy and delicious and amazing. Thank you for the idea of throwing chicken things in the bbq 🙂 I’m going to try it again but with my opi grill tonight!
I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe :). Thank you so much for the awesome review!
I had to come back here and comment after making this recipe last night. It. Was. DELICIOUS. I found it on Pinterest and I’m so glad I did because this is a keeper. Even my barbecue hating husband loved it! Thanks for sharing!
Kristen, welcome to the site and thank you so much for a great review :).
I’m trying this tonight with bone in thighs& drum sticks. I’m sure it will be great.
Hi Mike, I hope you’ll enjoy it :). Check the chicken for doneness and the end, you might need to cook it for little longer with the bone in.
We are grilling for a group tomorrow. We are definitely using this recipe. I did wonder if I can use the same recipe for boneless, skinless, chicken breasts as we have a few people who would definitely prefer white meat to thighs or the pork ribs we are grilling.
Thank you for a delicious and simple recipe!
I think it would work for chicken breast also, but I do prefer to use this recipe for chicken breast. It comes out so tender and juicy: https://natashaskitchen.com/2014/07/12/juicy-grilled-chicken-breast/
Followed directions exactly as written and chicken turned out burnt black.
Oh no! Did you grill or bake them? It sounds like you may have had the heat on too high.
Made these yesterday!! They were delicious!!! Yum yum yum!! Thank u so much for such awesome recipe . That potatoes do u usually make with these?
I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂 We usually serve them with mashed potatoes and this is our go-to recipe: https://natashaskitchen.com/2012/11/20/garlic-and-chive-mashed-potatoes/
These BBQ thighs were amazing! I found your blog today after I came home from grocery shopping I was so glad I had just purchased a fresh family pack of thighs. I did marinate the thighs for only 30 mins since I was short on time (since I wanted to have dinner ready before going to work) and they were full of flavor after completion! I did bake them and I’m so doing this again next week!!! Thank you Natasha.
You’re so welcome Giselle! 🙂 Welcome to my blog. I’m so happy you’re here. I hope you find many new favorite recipes 🙂
just prepped this for my son and I for sunday, an overnight marinade but with chilli sauce, let you know :-))))))
I’m sure it will taste amazing after being marinated overnight!
Natasha this chicken recipe looks amazing i want to make it tomorro night in the oven but i dont have a rimmed baking dish . Do you think it will work in a glass dish instead?
Yes, that’s totally fine! It’s best though if they aren’t crowded in the baking dish 🙂 I hope you love it!
Thank you so much for quick reply . Making them tonight already marinated them !
sounds great can’t wait to try
I made this meat, and added a little bit of soy sauce to the marinade, (after reading comments), what can I say? Turned out perfect. Everyone loved it.
Thank you for the great review Allison and I’m the same way – always read through the comments section on the recipe pages :).
Hi! I just saw your recipe and it looks so delicious I’m trying it today (chicken is currently marinating in the fridge)! I’m using bone-in chicken thighs with skin, is that ok? Because I only noticed later that your pic shows boneless skinless chicken thighs…oops!! Also, I added a bit more than 1 tbsp. of mayo since I didn’t have enough for the 9 thighs (guess they were a bit big) and I didn’t add any onions since I was worried they would burn in the oven or on the grill (or worse yet fall through the grill grates!) Do the onions always turn out well for you? If so I’ll try it with the onions next time. Thanks so much!
I didn’t even realize that I didn’t write “boneless, skinless” I added that. Thanks so much for catching it! It should still work with the bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs but it will take slightly longer to grill. Also, about the onion, I don’t usually add the onion to the grill; it’s only used to flavor the chicken while marinating.
Do u know of a good recipe for chicken wings?
I don’t have one posted yet and we don’t make them often, but I’ll keep them in mind. It may be a good future post. 🙂
what if I substitute for bone in thighs? How long will it take to grill?
I haven’t tried these with the bone in, but you probably want to cook it about the same amount of time. You might add an extra 5 minutes, or until the juices run clear and internal temperature reaches 170˚F.
Parece muito bom! Acho que hoje tento fazer algo parecido… Parabéns pelo blog!
I had to translate your comment! 🙂 “It looks very good! I think today I try to do something like … Congratulations on the blog!” Thank you so much for your sweet comment 🙂
Just grilled these! They are awesome!!! I didn’t put BBQ for the half of them. I have ppl in my family that don’t like BBQ Sauce. But both ways are yummy!
That’s so great! I’m so happy your family liked the recipe 🙂
Hi I hope to make this for dinner tonight.so for the oven method you don’t cover with foil?
I baked them uncovered 🙂
Just made this tonight and I’m so happy with how it came out! Marinated overnight and grilled the chicken. Best BBQ chicken recipe I’ve found!! Can’t wait to make it again.
That’s so awesome! Best BBQ chicken? Wow! Thanks for a fantastic review! You’re so nice 🙂
Natasha, I made the recipe today.Everyone loved it.even though I forgot to include the onions.The best recipe ever.God bless you.
I’ve made it without onions too and it was still very good 🙂 I’m so happy you liked it! God bless you too and thank you!
Thank you so much for the amazing recipe. I made this for dinner today for a crowd, and I made alot! It was all gone. Everyone was raving about it, it turned out amazing! Everyone was asking for the recipe. Delicious. We used Sweet baby Rays original BBQ sauce, and loved it.
I think Sweet Baby Rays is a very good BBQ sauce! I’m so happy this recipe was a success for you and that everyone enjoyed it! 🙂 That is music to my ears. Lily, thank you so much for a great review!
Love this recipe. Will try when my in-laws are in town. Need to impress them somehow. 🙂
By the way, are the onions supposed to be thickly sliced instead of BBQ sauce?
I’m pretty sure they’ll be impressed 🙂 Yes I’m not sure what happened to the formatting there. Thanks for catching that! 🙂
I made these twice in the last 4 days, and I’m planning on making them again this week for our get-together with friends. They are amazing and super easy! Thanks for sharing the BBQ sauce as well!! I’ve been looking to replace that high-fructose syrup garbage I had with something more healthy 🙂
Isn’t the list of ingredients great? That’s why I picked it in the first place and the flavor is top notch. 🙂
Made it and enjoying now! Super good! I made them in oven today 🙂
Very good thanks for sharing
You’re so welcome! I’m just happy you loved the recipe 🙂
I make pork chops the same way. Sometimes add barbecue sause to the marinade and don’t reapply it when grilling.
Next time will make chicken!
Your pictures made me hungry.
Natasha I can’t find a recent link to a Birds milk cake. Help please!
Is this the one? https://natashaskitchen.com/2011/12/09/ptichye-moloko-cake-recipe-birds-milk-cake/
Thank you, but no. That was a link to a video recipe.. I think I saw it on FB but not any more.
How long ago was it? Are you sure it my facebook page? I don’t have a video for birds milk currently. Sorry…
Found it! It is your friend’s recipe- Birds milk chocolate cake.
Making your chicken now!.. Smells so good!
Oh yes! I shared her recipe on my facebook page. 🙂
That’s a great idea with pork chops! Yum!!
This looks so amazing! I’m drooling…no kidding!
I hope you have a keyboard protector. 😉
I will prep this tonight for tomorrows dinner 🙂 Which cooking method is better, oven of grill? Will they taste as good in the oven?
They both taste great, but we prefer the smoky flavor from the grill. 🙂
Hey, I’m trolling your website for new recipe ideas today :). This looks delicious. We barbecue chicken thighs just straight out of the packaging–they’re that tasty & moist, but I’ll have to try this marinade–I’m sure it’s even more flavorful. I love recipes that can be prepped ahead of time and throw on the grill or in oven at dinnertime because there’s always something going on with the kids at that time of day (and I can’t make too much noise in the kitchen while Adele naps). Also, love your photos!
Thanks Natalia; it’s especially nice for parties when you’re making a big batch or for dinner after church. It’s just ready to go 🙂
wow just wow the recipe was easy and my hubby ate half of what we made…. 🙂 im soo making this for my and my son’s birthday this weekends….thanks for another great and easy recipe
Haha! Sounds like it was a winner in your home also! 😉 Happy birthday to your son! I’m actually planning to make this same chicken for my son’s birthday too!
These look phenom! There is nothing that I like quite as much as bbq’d chicken. Well, that is not entirely true, I don’t discriminate against BBQ’s pork. Anyways! your mom’s chicken looks fabulous! I’ll have to mix all this up tonight and then make it in my grill pan tomorrow!
I need to get a good cast iron grill pan so I can make those lovely grill marks on all my meat 🙂
Hi I have to share 2 no brainer recipes for chicken and salmon. People give me rave reviews and think that I am lying when I give them the recipe. These are my go to recipes when I need a foolproof main course that is easy. Try them you will be surprised.
Chicken breasts or thighs
Marinade chicken breasts or thighs in bottled Caesar salad dressing several hours or overnight. Grill on bbq.
Garnish with green onion or anything you want to try.
Salmon filet, all in one large piece (costco) or cut into serving pieces. Cover with creamy cucumber salad dressing (Kraft). Let sit for 30-60 minutes. Grill on bbq or bake in the oven at 350. I add dill sometimes. Garnish with lemon or sliced cucumber.
I love your recipes already! Seriously that sounds so good and way too easy! Thanks girl! 😉
these look so mouth watering Natasha! Thanks for recipe !
You’re so welcome! They are quite good. I’m probably going to make these for my son’s b-day! 🙂
Looks so good! We do not have a BBQ so I’ll be trying the oven method 🙂 We love chicken here.. white, dark… all of it! It does look incredibly delicious in your photos 😀
p.s. you have ‘thighs’ spelled with an extra ‘t’. 🙂
Of course I spelled it with an extra “t”. lol. Thanks so much for pointing that out. At least I didn’t do anything really embarrassing like mis-spell it in the title or the permanent link address! 😉 Seriously thanks girl! I think you’ll love the oven method too. That is how my mom made hers. We decided to break out the BBQ at home so we put them on the grill, but they are excellent baked.
Wanting to try this dish of yours! Is the BBQ sauce from Costco??
I think this one is from Rosauers but I’m pretty sure it’s in most grocery stores. I don’t recall seeing it in Costco, but it might be there? You might call your local Costco before you drive over. 🙂
They did start selling it at costco. I bought it at fred meyers though. They sell it in a big 2 pack at costco.
Thank you so much for sharing that!
I LOVE that you used chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts, so much more flavour! Life is too short to eat white meat. 😉 Wait…I think I forgot I am dieting. Ouch. Anyway, looks delicious, will be perfect for barbecues.
I’ve read that the differences are so small that I don’t even pay attention to it! “According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 100 g of white meat has 0.56 g of saturated fat and 114 calories; while the same amount of dark meat has 1 g and 119 calories….” Source. I’ll eat dark meat for an extra 3 calories any day! 😉
This looks fantastic, Natasha. Your photos are amazing as always. I’m excited about BBQ season too. Can’t wait.
Norma, thank you so much 🙂 As long as your patio is covered, its pretty cozy to even BBQ in the rain. I love the smell of BBQ. It just says summer to me 🙂
These sound sooo good. I will defiantly try them here in Aruba!
I will try this but will keep the salt out since I don’t use salt anymore. Will let you know the results
I’ve been trying to cut down on my salt intake too; it’s a great decision! 🙂
My mom has been making barbecue like this for years and now I always make it like this. Except we add some soy sauce to give it a bit of tangy flavor. But I love this. Will definetly be making this with thighs for our next sunny Sunday here in Washington.
I love the idea of adding soy sauce. Do you add it into the BBQ sauce or use it as marinade with the seasonings and mayo?
We add it the marinade.
Thanks Julia! 🙂
A lovely recipe. Thanks so much. Easy directions and well-written.
Thanks Liz 🙂 I always re-read and re-read and re-read to make sure things make sense 🙂
This looks so good! I’m going to try this.
Thanks Julie! They were pretty amazing 😉
Natasha, your photos are outstanding. Great easy recipe! I had used this brand of BBQ sauce, they are amazing. After trying it, I went and bough all other flavors they had, lol 🙂
I love the list of ingredients! It seemed like the healthiest one on the shelf and my fooducate app agrees 😉