BBQ Chicken for the Beginner
recipe

BBQ Chicken for the Beginner

5.0
Facebook Pinterest Instagram Mail

Ingredients

Serves 4
For the Chicken
2
tablespoons paprika
2
tablespoons cumin
1
tablespoon kosher salt
1
tablespoon chili powder
1/2
tablespoon allspice
4
chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
1/2
cup barbecue sauce

Ingredient Tips

Chicken Thighs
You may use boneless, but it will shorten the cooking time

Directions

1

Mix the paprika, cumin, salt, chili powder and allspice together and liberally coat chicken on all sides. Let it sit in refrigerator for 1 hour or more.

2

Preheat your gas grill to 400°F.

3

Once preheated, lower the temperature to 350°F. Place chicken on the grates and close the lid. Grill on one side for about 7 minutes or until the chicken naturally releases from the grill.

Hot Tip: Check to see if the chicken is ready by lifting up a corner of one piece. If it resists and sticks, then grill for another few minutes before you try again.
4

Once the chicken easily releases, flip and repeat the process on the second side. Once the chicken releases easily again, move all the pieces to one side of the grill.

5

Turn off the burners directly beneath the chicken, while leaving the other burners on to create indirect heat. Close the lid and cook the chicken for another 10 minutes.

6

Lift the lid and brush the chicken lightly with barbecue sauce. Cook for another 10 minutes or until your chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F.

Made this recipe? What did you think?
Cooking Notes
Share your tips, tricks, and cooking notes with others.
Thanks for sharing your note!
Once it's been approved, it will display here.

500
Need help? Our Customer Support can help you with any prroduct-specific questions.
  • Thanks | May 5, 2018

    Do you CLOSE THE LID OR OPEN IT AFTER AND DURING STEP 3!!!!!!!!!!!

    This was Helpful (0)
    • Shelby Hood | Aug 6, 2018

      Grill with the lid closed.

      This was Helpful (0)
  • Chicken Man | Jun 9, 2018

    Your temperature was closer to 140. Did anyone get sick?

    This was Helpful (0)
  • Grillerman | May 12, 2019

    Can we use chicken breasts ?

    This was Helpful (0)
    • Char-Broil | May 13, 2019

      Yes, chicken breasts would work well. Just note that cooking times will likely vary.

      This was Helpful (0)
  • Ryan | May 14, 2019

    How do you know when chicken is done

    This was Helpful (0)
    • Char-Broil | Jun 7, 2019

      Use a digital thermometer to check the internal temperature. Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.

      This was Helpful (0)
  • Lynn | Jun 6, 2019

    Don't know how the seasoning was. It burt so bad had to take the skin off. 7 minutes on each side was way to much or med high heat was way to hot. Next time I will turn heat on low.

    This was Helpful (0)
    • Char-Broil | Jun 7, 2019

      Thanks for the feedback, Lynn. We lowered the temperature for this recipe. Let us know how it turns out next time.

      This was Helpful (0)
  • Dave R | Jun 27, 2019

    I wanted to know if you can use tin foil instead of putting the chicken straight on to the grate?

    This was Helpful (0)
    • Char-Broil | Jul 3, 2019

      You can use tin foil. Be aware that the tin foil may tear when you flip the chicken. You might want to consider these stainless steel grill sheets as an alternative.

      This was Helpful (0)
  • kenjo | Jul 1, 2019

    Made this last night, it was delicious. I made the recipe as instructed but cooked 9 thighs instead of 4. There was plenty of rub .

    This was Helpful (0)
    • Char-Broil | Jul 3, 2019

      Good to know. Thanks!

      This was Helpful (0)
View More Recipes Like This