Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs in BBQ Sauce

Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs in BBQ Sauce
Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs in BBQ Sauce

Print Recipe

Prep time


Total time





Add to Recipe Box

Buy all ingredients to make this recipe from your local grocer:

What's this?

Share this recipe using:

  • About this Recipe
  • More Recipes like this
La Cocina Goya

If you love barbecue, you've got to try these tasty Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs in BBQ Sauce, which are super easy to prepare. Simply marinate the chicken with versatile GOYA® Mojo Criollo Marinade and GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper. Once marinated, grill it until it’s golden and cooked through, then elevate the flavor even more by adding a rich BBQ sauce made with butter, garlic, ketchup, chili powder, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, and a touch of mojo. Leave it on the grill for a few more minutes until it’s perfectly grilled and caramelized. Finger-licking good!

  • Ingredients
  • Directions

3 lbs.

bone-in skin-on chicken thighs

1 jar (24 oz.)

GOYA® Mojo Criollo Marinade, divided

1 tbsp.

GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper

2 tbsp.


2 tbsp.

GOYA® Minced Garlic

1 cup

GOYA® Ketchup

¼ cup

GOYA® Apple Cider Vinegar

2 tbsp.

+ 2 tsp. GOYA® Piloncillo Brown Sugar, grated

1 tbsp.

GOYA® Chili Powder

1 tbsp.

GOYA® Pure Honey

1 tbsp.

Dijon mustard

1 tbsp.

chopped fresh parsley


Kitchen View

Step 1

In large resealable bag, toss chicken with 1 1/4 cups Mojo Criollo and Adobo seasoning. Seal, massage to coat and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium heat; grease grate well.

Step 3

In small saucepan set over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until softened and fragrant. Stir in ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, chili powder, remaining mojo criollo, honey and mustard; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes or until barbecue sauce is thickened and reduced by half. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.

Step 4

Remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade). Grill chicken, turning once, for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden and grill-marked. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, turning, for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and an instant-read thermometer registers 165˚F when inserted into the thickest part of chicken.

Step 5

Baste chicken with half the barbecue sauce. Cook, turning, for 3 to 5 minutes or until barbecue sauce starts to caramelize.

Step 6

Serve chicken with remaining barbecue sauce for dipping. Garnish with parsley.


Note: For a spicier sauce, spike barbecue sauce with GOYA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce or GOYA® Hot Sauce.

New from Goya

Recipe Tags

Appetizers & Snacks Breakfast & Brunch Salads Main Dishes Side Dishes Desserts & Drinks BBQ & Grilling Game Day Movie Night CIA Recipes Main Dishes Side Dishes Salads Desserts & Drinks Appetizers & Snacks Summertime Caribbean Mexico South America Central America Spain Under 60 Summer Grilling

Recipe Reviews

No Reviews Yet


Kitchen View