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Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs. These juicy, flavorful chicken thighs are slathered in a rich, tangy BBQ sauce and baked to perfection. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or looking for a quick weeknight dinner, this recipe delivers big on flavor with minimal effort.

Imagine a Sunday evening where the whole family gathers around the dinner table, the air filled with the irresistible aroma of BBQ chicken wafting from the oven. The crispy, caramelized skin gives way to tender, succulent meat that’s infused with smoky, sweet, and slightly spicy flavors. This dish is not just a meal; it’s a memory in the making.

I love this recipe for its simplicity and versatility. With just a handful of ingredients and a bit of prep, you can have a delicious, satisfying meal on the table in no time. Plus, the leftovers (if there are any!) make for fantastic sandwiches or salads the next day. So, let’s get cooking and bring a touch of BBQ magic to your home!

Recipe Summary

These Easy BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs are a breeze to prepare and packed with flavor. Juicy chicken thighs are coated in a tangy BBQ sauce and baked to crispy perfection, making this dish a hit for any occasion.

Exciting Story

Every time I make these BBQ chicken thighs, my family’s faces light up with anticipation. My husband, a BBQ aficionado, always claims they rival anything you could get at a restaurant. It’s become a go-to recipe for us, especially when we have guests over. The ease of preparation means I can spend more time with my loved ones and less time in the kitchen. These chicken thighs are not only delicious but also a reminder of the simple joys of sharing a meal with family.

Why These BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs?

Selling Points:

  • Juicy and Flavorful: The perfect combination of tender meat and tangy BBQ sauce.
  • Simple Ingredients: Requires only a few pantry staples and chicken thighs.
  • Effortless Preparation: Minimal prep time and hands-off cooking.


  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

How to Make BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. Prepare the Chicken:

  • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  • Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken thighs, making sure they are evenly coated.

3. Bake:

  • Place the chicken thighs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

4. Add BBQ Sauce:

  • Remove the chicken from the oven and brush generously with BBQ sauce.
  • Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy.

5. Serve:

  • Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
  • Serve hot with your favorite sides.
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