Barbecued Chicken Thighs
We stole a few tricks from the competition barbecue circuit to create the best grilled chicken thighs you’ve ever tasted.
Why This Recipe Works
For tender, juicy chicken thighs packed with flavor, with a sticky, shiny glaze, we first spice-rub the thighs and then let them sit for 1 hour in a disposable pan. Then we pour an easy pantry barbecue sauce over the top and grill-braise the thighs with smoke, skin side down, to render the fat, and infuse the chicken with flavor. To finish the chicken, we transfer it skin side up to the cooler side of the grill grates, brush the chicken with an apple jelly glaze, and grill the thighs to glistening, sticky perfection.