Broiled Chicken Thighs


A wonderful midweek meal was created with perfectly tender broiled chicken thighs that had been marinated and then drizzled with this homemade barbecue sauce. Learning how to broil chicken makes it simple to prepare a wonderful meal quickly.

This chicken is sure to become a family favorite when it is served with a side of baked beans, potato salad, or cole slaw.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 6 Hours
Total Time: 6 Hours 15 minutes


  • 8 boneless chicken thighs
  • 3 cups barbecue sauce



  1. Put the chicken in an airtight container or a sizable Ziploc bag and top with 2 cups of barbecue sauce. Let it rest in the refrigerator for at least six hours, turning it occasionally. My chicken is normally tossed with the sauce in the morning and is ready to serve for dinner.
  2. If possible, take the chicken out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking. If you forget, you can still cook it directly from the refrigerator.
  3. A big baking sheet should be lined with foil and the oven should be set to Broil when you are ready to cook. Over it, distribute the chunks of chicken. Throw away any leftover marinade liquid.
  4. The chicken should be removed from the oven and turned over after being broiled for 5 to 6 minutes on the first side. Just until the chicken is almost done, broil for an additional 5 minutes or so. It can take a little longer if your parts are thicker.
  5. If desired, turn the pieces once more, and then thoroughly coat with the remaining 1 cup of barbecue sauce. The meat should no longer be pink and the juices should run clear after another 2 minutes or so of broiling. Enjoy!


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