Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs

Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs are a mouthwatering treat perfect for any day of the week. This recipe transforms simple chicken thighs into a delectable dish with just a few ingredients and minimal prep. Using your oven to cook these thighs ensures they come out juicy inside with a delightfully crispy exterior. The BBQ sauce adds a smoky, tangy flavor that's irresistible.

It's an easy and straightforward dish that brings the taste of barbecue indoors, ideal for those days when outdoor grilling isn't an option. Whether it's a family dinner or a casual weekend meal, these chicken thighs are sure to impress.

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe stands out because it delivers maximum flavor with minimal effort. The combination of rich BBQ sauce and the natural juices of the chicken thighs creates a result that is both tender and packed with taste. The oven method is foolproof, providing a consistent heat that cooks the chicken evenly, avoiding the pitfalls of over or undercooking that can happen with grilling. Plus, the oven's dry heat helps to caramelize the BBQ sauce, adding a layer of complex flavors that are simply mouthwatering.

Moreover, this recipe is incredibly versatile. It's perfect for a busy weeknight meal because it requires little hands-on time, allowing you to prepare sides or relax while the oven does the work. It's also easily adaptable to various diets and preferences, with substitutes available for almost every ingredient if needed. The end product is a comforting, satisfying dish that feels like a treat without requiring any complicated cooking techniques. This approachability and ease make it a must-try recipe for both novice cooks and seasoned chefs alike.

Ingredients

Chicken Thighs: The star of the dish, chicken thighs are juicy and flavorful. Substitute: Chicken breasts or drumsticks.

BBQ Sauce: Adds a rich, smoky flavor. Substitute: Homemade mix of ketchup, honey, vinegar, and spices.

Olive Oil: Helps in marinating and cooking, keeping the chicken moist. Substitute: Any vegetable oil.

Garlic Powder: Enhances the meat with a warm, earthy taste. Substitute: Minced fresh garlic.

Paprika: Provides a sweet and smoky taste. Substitute: Chili powder for a bit of heat.

Tips

  • Pat the chicken dry before seasoning to help the skin get crispier.
  • Let the chicken marinate in BBQ sauce for at least 30 minutes for deeper flavor.
  • Preheat the oven to ensure even cooking.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check doneness; chicken should reach 165°F (75°C).
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after baking for juicier meat.

How to Serve

Serve your Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs hot and fresh out of the oven for the best taste. The smoky flavor of the BBQ sauce and the tenderness of the chicken make this dish a delightful main course that's both satisfying and comforting.

  • With coleslaw: A classic pairing, the crisp and creamy coleslaw balances the richness of the BBQ chicken.
  • Over rice: Serve the chicken over a bed of white or brown rice to soak up the delicious sauce.
  • With baked beans: Complete the meal with a side of sweet and tangy baked beans for a truly classic barbecue experience.

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Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs

Easy and delicious Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs recipe, perfect for a family dinner. Ready in one hour, serves four.
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dutch oven bbq chicken thighs, oven bbq chicken thighs boneless skinless
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs bone-in and skin-on
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper for extra heat

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a large bowl, mix the BBQ sauce, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper (add onion powder and cayenne if using).
  • Coat the chicken thighs evenly with the marinade.
  • Arrange the chicken in a single layer on a baking tray.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy.
  • Baste the chicken with additional BBQ sauce halfway through cooking if desired.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 2733kcal Carbohydrates: 122g Protein: 150g Fat: 180g Saturated Fat: 44g Polyunsaturated Fat: 34g Monounsaturated Fat: 83g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 886mg Sodium: 4807mg Potassium: 2577mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 95g Vitamin A: 1506IU Vitamin C: 8mg Calcium: 175mg Iron: 8mg

Notes

• Pat the chicken dry before seasoning to help the skin get crispier.
• Let the chicken marinate in BBQ sauce for at least 30 minutes for deeper flavor.
• Preheat the oven to ensure even cooking.
• Use a meat thermometer to check doneness; chicken should reach 165°F (75°C).
• Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after baking for juicier meat.
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