BBQ Chicken Thighs in the Oven


These sticky, sweet BBQ chicken thighs in the oven are easy to make, especially when it's too cold outside to fire up the grill.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
8 chicken thighs


  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • ½ cup barbeque sauce

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 8 (5 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken thighs


  1. Whisk together brown sugar, barbecue sauce, ketchup, honey, and soy sauce in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture and refrigerate for basting. Add chicken thighs to the remaining marinade and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 6 hours.

  2. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  3. Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Place chicken in a glass baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven, basting occasionally with the reserved 1/2 cup marinade, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
10g Fat
68g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 885mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 65g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 390mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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