chicken thighs with bbq sauce on them on sheet pan

Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs Recipe

Contributor: Lauren Keating

Baked barbecue chicken thighs are made right in your oven — no special cooking equipment required. The trick to making them so delicious is using both barbecue seasoning rub and barbecue sauce.

  • Author: Lauren Keating
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Units Scale
  • 68 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Arrange the chicken thighs on a baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, sage, salt, and pepper.
  4. Rub the spice mixture onto the chicken thighs and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cooked through to 165°F as read on an instant read thermometer.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and brush the chicken with the barbecue sauce.
  7. Broil on high for 3-4 minutes, until the sauce begins to darken and gets thick and sticky.

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