BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs are rubbed with a simple seasoning, then basted in your favorite barbecue sauce. The result is the best most crispy, juicy and flavorful baked barbecue chicken ever!BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs are made with a simple homemade bbq rub and basted in your favorite barbecue sauce! One of our favorite chicken thigh recipes they are so easy to make!


I used to be a total breast girl; that was the only chicken I would ever eat. It’s really hard to get a juicy chicken breast in the oven though, and forget about crispy. You can’t have it both ways. Unless of course we’re taking chicken thighs into consideration because then you definitely can produce crispy, juicy and tender chicken in just a few steps!

You guys, being the very best, most amazing readers that you are have told me time and time again how much you love chicken thighs!


8 chicken thighs about 3 pounds, skin-on, bone-in

2 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons Kosher salt

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 bottle of your favorite bbq sauce or 2 cups homemade


BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs



Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Line a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper.

Pat chicken dry with paper towels and rub in the seasoning blend, then arrange chicken skin side up on the prepared baking sheet. Pour about ¾ of a cup of bbq sauce into a small bowl and brush the chicken lightly with the sauce on both sides, finishing with the chicken skin side up. Set the remaining bbq sauce aside to use later (do not leave the brush in the sauce).

Bake in the 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove chicken from the oven and, using a clean brush, baste with the reserved sauce. Bake for 20 minutes more. Chicken should register 165 degrees F on a meat thermometer.

Switch to the broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce caramelizes.

Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.