bbq grilled chicken thighs

Healthy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Healthy BBQ Chicken Thighs have never tasted so good. Made with loads of spices, coconut sugar, and your favorite BBQ sauce, this is the perfect meal for dinner or meal prep!

Prep: 10Cook: 12Total: 22 minutes
Yield 8-10 thighs 1x


  • 810 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1 tsp each: chili powder, onion powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, ground mustard, salt, pepper.
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce


  1. Trim chicken thighs as needed. Place in large ziploc bag.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all spices and coconut sugar.
  3. Pour into ziplock bag and shake until chicken is completely coated. Refrigerate 4-24 hours.
  4. When ready to grill, let chicken sit on counter for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat grill to 400F and wipe down with oil or nonstick spray.
  6. Cook on direct heat for about 4 minutes each side. Flip and cook on the same side another 4 minutes.
  7. Move thighs off direct heat and baste each side with BBQ sauce, let cook another 1 minute on each side or until internal temp reaches 165F. This will depend on thickness of chicken. Cook longer if needed.
  8. Serve!
Author: ErinCategory: grill, dinner, lunch, meal prepMethod: grillCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free