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Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs from Overhead
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4.63 from 27 votes

Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs

An easy oven-baked bbq chicken thigh recipe that anyone can make, with only three ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Chicken, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked bbq chicken thighs, bbq sauce, chicken thigh
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Marianne


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce I used Sweet Baby Rays


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Toss the chicken thighs in the baking powder and salt.
  • Shake off any excess baking powder and salt, and place the thighs on a baking rack on a rimmed sheet pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove thighs from the oven, cover both sides with bbq sauce, and place back on the rack over the pan. Top each thigh with another teaspoon or so of sauce ( you can eyeball this and it will be fine )
  • Bake the chicken thighs for another 10 minutes.
  • Turn the oven on to Broil, HIGH setting if you have it available, and move the thighs to the top rack of the oven. Broil the thighs for 5 minutes. Once done broiling, let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 302kcal