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Barbecue Chicken Thighs

Barbecued Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Barbecue Chicken Thighs is a simple recipe that is one of my favourites. Its always bbq season at my house and these are a popular sticky gorgeous recipe that is always first to go. The ingredients are simple but this main dish or side dish is sweet and succulent. I have listed how to cook the chicken thighs on a barbecue and on a hob.

Barbecued Chicken Thighs Recipe

Barbecue Chicken Thighs

Barbecue Chicken Thighs makes everyone smile every time.
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Course: BBQ, Main Dish, Marinade, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: BBQ, Chicken, Marinade, Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 812kcal



  • I like to make the marinade in advance and give the chicken a chance to fully absorb the flavours.
  • In a saucepan, add the cider vinegar with the same amount of water(100ml).
  • Add the brown sugar, paprika, mustard and soy sauce and stir thoroughly to combine. Bring the marinade to a boil and then reduce the heat so that the marinade simmers.
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes until it has reduced in volume and thickened.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper as required.
  • Place to one side and allow to cool.
  • Season the thighs lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken thighs into the marinade and leave for 1 hour.
  • When the barbecue is ready, place the chicken thighs on the grill and cook for about 2-4 minutes per side rotating regularly to prevent charring.
  • Continue to brush the thighs with the marinade during cooking for that extra burst of flavour.
  • When fully cooked, remove from the heat and place to one side and allow to rest for about 5 minutes under foil.
  • Serve and enjoy.
  • Alternatively, you can cook the chicken thighs on a hob using a piping hot griddle pan.
  • Add the thighs and cook for about 4 minutes each side.
  • As with the barbecue, brush the marinade over the chicken during cooking.
  • Again when cooked remove from the heat and allow to rest before serving.


Sodium: 1222mg | Calcium: 54mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 765IU | Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 816mg | Cholesterol: 332mg | Calories: 812kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Fat: 57g | Protein: 56g | Carbohydrates: 15g | Iron: 3mg