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Grilled Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Thighs

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Grilled Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Thighs
2012-07-01 Other
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These chicken thighs are so tender and irresistible when slathered in savory bourbon barbecue sauce.

  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 1 hour


Bourbon Barbecue Sauce:
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 cup Onion, chopped
3 cloves Garlic, diced
1⅔ cup Ketchup
½ cup Distilled White Vinegar
⅓ cup Brown Sugar
⅓ cup Worcestershire Sauce
¼ cup Bourbon Whiskey
1 Tbsp Molasses
2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Liquid Smoke
Pinch Cayenne Pepper, or to taste
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 lb Chicken Thighs, boneless, skinless and trimmed of visible fat


Make the bourbon barbecue sauce. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

Add the remaining ingredients to the skillet and bring the sauce to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Strain the sauce into a medium bowl. Cover, cool and chill until ready to use.

Preheat a covered grill to medium heat.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Grill the chicken, covered, for 5 minutes on each side.

Liberally brush the barbecue sauce on one side of the chicken and grill sauce side down for 2 to 3 minutes, being careful not to burn the sauce. Brush the barbecue sauce on the other side of the chicken and grill sauce side down for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Helpful Tips:

For best results, chill the barbecue sauce at least 3 hours before using.