Make these easy Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs for all your summer BBQ’s. The marinade leaves these chicken thighs so flavorful.

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We love to grill out these Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs for a weeknight meal or for BBQ’s. The marinade is made with easy ingredients and simple to make. The entire grilled chicken recipe comes together quickly.

This has become our favorite weeknight meal. We love to add some grilled vegetables or shred and toss with our favorite salad.

Boneless skinless chicken thigh on the grill taste amazing but you can also make these thighs in the oven or the air fryer. You may also love these chicken thighs recipes – Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs Recipe and Grilled Sticky Chicken Thighs Recipe.

Why we love Grilling Boneless Chicken Thighs?

Grilling Boneless Chicken Thighs are a family because of the dark meat. They are rich in flavor and naturally juicy. Even if overcooked, they still will be full of flavor and juicy.

Boneless Chicken thighs are just easier to grill. No need to worry about the bones getting in the way of making your chicken is done.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - chicken thighs, olive oil, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, soy sauce, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Soy Sauce
  • Dried Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

The chicken thigh marinade can be changed to what you prefer. Here are some fresh herbs or spices to use to season your chicken breast or chicken thighs.

  • Rosemary
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika
  • Lemon Juice

Step by Step Instructions

  • Mix Ingredients for Marinade – In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, soy sauce, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Marinade Chicken – Marinade the chicken thighs in this mixture for at least 30 minutes but overnight is preferred.
  • Prepare Gas Grill – Then preheat the grill over medium high heat and rub the grill grates with olive oil so that the chicken does not stick to the grates.
  • Grill Chicken Thighs – Then add the chicken onto the grill and reduce the temperature to medium. Grill the chicken for 7-10 minutes per side until the chicken reaches an internal temperature for 165 degrees F.
  • Serve and Enjoy – Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Marinating – We like to marinate our chicken thighs for at least 30 minutes. If you are able to, marinate the chicken overnight.
  • Oil Grates – To prevent chicken thighs from sticking and burning, make sure you oil the grates.
  • Meat Thermometer – Make sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure chicken is done.
Close up image of grilled boneless chicken thighs.

Serving Suggestions

When we are preparing this chicken thighs on the grill, we love to make sides that can be made on the grill. This means that it saves time and money.

How long do Chicken Thighs take to Grill?

Cooking time will depend on what temperature you put your grill on. If you use medium high heat and depending of the thickness of thighs it will take about 7 to 10 minutes to cook your thighs.

An instant read meat thermometer is the best way to know when the chicken is ready to enjoy. Make sure that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Use the meat thermometer at the thickest part of the chicken thigh.

Close up image of grilled boneless chicken thighs.

How do I Grill Chicken Thighs without burning them?

Follow these tips to ensure that your chicken thighs do not burn.

  • Watching the chicken thighs closely will ensure that they will not burn. It will also depend on the ingredients. If you have honey it, it could burn easily.
  • Only flip the chicken when it’s ready. If you try to flip the chicken to early, the skin will tear and start to burn.
  • You can place the chicken on indirect heat instead directly on the heat flames to prevent it from burning. Cooking chicken thighs doesn’t take long, but just watch it closely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Bone-In Chicken Thighs?

You can use bone-in chicken thighs for this recipe but they will take longer to cook. Grill bone-in thighs for 9-14 minutes per side until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Then let the chicken rest for at least 5 minutes and the chicken is ready to enjoy!

What temperature should my Gas Grill be for Chicken Thighs?

If you are grilling boneless chicken thighs then your gas grill needs to be set to medium high heat, which is about 400 degrees. Place chicken thighs skin side down on oiled grates over lit side of the grill.
Close grill lid and grill until skin is crispy and chicken internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

How to Store Leftovers

Store any leftover chicken in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. These chicken thighs store great. Perfect for lunch the next day.
We like to store in individual containers for an easy lunch or dinner the next day. We add the side to the dish and shredded chicken thighs. It heats perfectly in the microwave for an amazing lunch.

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Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

5 from 89 votes
Make these easy Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs for all your summer BBQ's. The marinade leaves these chicken thighs so flavorful.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 237

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, soy sauce, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Marinade the chicken thighs in this mixture for at least 30 minutes but overnight is preferred.
  • Then preheat the grill over medium hight heat and rub the grill grates with olive oil so that the chicken does not stick to the grates.
  • Then add the chicken onto the grill and reduce the temperature to medium. Grill the chicken for 7-10 minutes per side until the chicken reaches an internal temperature for 165 degrees F.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

An instant read meat thermometer is the best way to know when the chicken is ready to enjoy. Ensure that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F at the thickest part of the chicken thigh. You can use bone-in chicken thighs for this recipe but they will take longer to cook.
Grill bone-in thighs for 9-14 minutes per side until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Then let the chicken rest for at least 5 minutes and the chicken is ready to enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 237kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 30g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 144mg, Sodium 525mg, Potassium 399mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 45IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 25mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. These sound wonderful! In the first part, you say they can be made in the oven, but I couldn’t find how in the instructions. Would these be broiled or just baked?

  2. These sound wonderful, but I don’t barbecue. You say that these could be made in the oven, would that be broiled or just baked?

  3. Hi Has anyone made this recipe on the bbq? How did you like it? I can’t find any comments for those who actually tried this. Quick reply would be appreciated.

  4. 5 stars
    I have to admit that I needed a last minute recipe for boneless, skinless chicken thighs and tried this one because I had all the ingredients on hand. My expectation wasn’t high, but I’m glad to admit I was wrong. This is a delicious recipe!. We will definitely grill this again. I think it would be better if I marinated the thighs overnight; as it was, I only marinated for 1 hour and it was very, very good.