Grilled chicken thighs are easy, quick and delicious to grill. I found the trick to keeping them even more juicy is basting them as they cook with a 50/50 olive oil and lemon juice mix. Try my easy recipe below.
Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe
8 chicken thighs
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried thyme
Step one - Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Step two - Place the chicken thighs into a large bowl and coat with the oil. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Step three - Set up a charcoal BBQ for indirect grilling and cook the chicken thighs directly over the heat for 6-8 minutes a side. Move the thighs to the indirect side when they’re ready.
Serve immediately with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
- Baste the chicken whilst it’s on the grill with a mix of lemon juice/water to keep it super juicy!
- Chicken needs to read an internal temperature of 165c (73c) before it’s taken off the grill.
- This method can be used on any gas or charcoal BBQ.
I love the flavour that charcoal imparts on chicken and use Firebrand BBQ Charcoal. On my latest Instagram post, I'm using one of my favourite BBQ fire pits from Unique Fire Pits. Use my recipe and be sure to tag me on Instagram - Come Grill With Me, so I can check out your delicious grilled chicken posts. Love, Irene XO