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Sticky Barbecue Chicken Recipe

This recipe will take your chicken thighs to higher level by adding the special barbecue seasoning that you will prepare with very simple steps yet very delicious.

Sticky Grilled Chicken

This recipe is based on Barbecue seasoning, it will add an amazing taste to the chicken on the grill
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 People


Small bowl
Large Bowl


Barbecue Seasoning

  • 1/4 Cup Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • 12 Chicken Thighs
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 5 tbsp Barbecue Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Katchup
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Molasses
  • 1 tbsp Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcesterchire sauce


  • Whisk paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper in a small bowl
  • Combine chicken and lemon juice in a large bowl toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and 4 Tbsp of seasoning
  • Cover and let chill at least 2 hours
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a medium saucepan . Cook onion and garlic
  • Add brown sugar; cook, stir constantly, until sugar turns darker, about 2 minutes
  • Add remaining 1 Tbsp. seasoning; cook and stir
  •  Add ketchup; cook and stir until darkened in color, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in vinegar, molasses, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce
  •  Transfer to a blender and purée until smooth
  • Prepare a grill for medium indirect heat
  • Grill chicken over direct heat, turning every minute, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes
  • Grill turning every 5 minutes , until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thighs registers 140°–145°, 18–25 minutes
  • Uncover grill and continue to grill, add the remaining sauce and turn occasionally, until thermometer reads 165, about 10 minutes
Keyword Barbecue, Grilled, Thighs
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