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Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs in the casserole dish

Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs

Jennie Duncan
These Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs are made with a homemade rub and then baked and smothered in bbq sauce. Plus you probably have all these ingredients in your pantry already.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 499 kcal


  • 4 pounds chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ¾ cup bbq sauce


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with foil. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and set aside.
  • In a small bowl mix all seasonings together. Coat chicken thighs in your dry rub and place on a baking rack. Bake for 40 minutes turning once about half way through.
  • Remove chicken from the oven and brush with BBQ sauce.


  • Tip: For a crispy skin place the chicken baked into the oven on broil for a few minutes. Keep an eye on them they should not need more than 2-3 minutes. 
  • Tip: I sometimes use a baking rack to keep chicken out of the dripping. This will help you get really crispy skin. 

Serving Options:

I love serving this chicken with a side salad, roasted vegetables, and loaded baked potato casserole


Calories: 499kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 37gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 470mgPotassium: 474mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 313IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs
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