Get ready to fire up the grill and tantalize your taste buds with the deliciousness of grilled chicken thigh recipes. Whether you prefer a smoky BBQ flavor or a zesty lemon herb seasoning, there’s a recipe out there for everyone. Juicy, tender, and full of flavor, grilled chicken thighs are the perfect protein-packed meal for any occasion. 

So grab your tongs and let’s dive into the mouth-watering world of chicken thigh recipes for the grill.

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How Long Does It Take to Grill a Chicken Thigh?

The cooking time for a grilled chicken thigh can vary depending on the size of the chicken thigh. On average, it takes about 20 to 25 minutes to grill a chicken thigh. It is recommended to preheat the grill to medium-high heat before placing the chicken on the grates.

The temperature of the chicken should reach 165 degrees. To check the temperature, use a meat thermometer and insert it into the thickest part of the chicken thigh. Once it’s fully cooked, let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

How Do You Grill Chicken Thighs Without Drying Them Out?

To grill chicken thighs without drying them out, there are a few key tips to keep in mind. First, marinate the chicken in a mixture of oil, vinegar, herbs, and spices for at least 30 minutes before grilling. This will help to keep the chicken moist and flavorful. 

Second, start grilling the chicken with the skin side down. Leave it undisturbed for 5 to 7 minutes to allow it to develop a crispy exterior. Then, flip the chicken over and continue grilling until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Finally, let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.

Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipes

If you are looking for easy side dishes to serve with these chicken thigh recipe, here are some of our favorites.

1. Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs

Get ready to elevate your summer grilling game with this Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs recipe. With the combination of BBQ sauce and seasoning, these juicy thighs are guaranteed to become a classic staple on your menu.

Whether you’re grilling up a quick dinner or a BBQ, these grilled chicken thighs are sure to impress.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs
The easy BBQ sauce and seasoning combined with the tender, juicy thighs makes this the perfect meal anytime of the week.
Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs

2. Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

Spice up your summer barbecues with these mouth-watering Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs. Thanks to the easy and flavorful chicken thigh marinade, every bite is a burst of deliciousness.

Made with simple ingredients that are quick and easy to prepare. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or hosting a backyard cookout.

Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
The marinade is made with easy ingredients and simple to make.
Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

3. Blackstone Chicken Thighs

Looking for an easy and flavorful weeknight meal? Look no further than these marinated Blackstone Chicken Thighs. Made on the griddle, these juicy chicken thighs are bursting with flavor.

Blackstone Chicken Thighs
These Blackstone chicken thighs are a classic recipe and seasoned with simple ingredients.
Blackstone Chicken Thighs

4. Grilled Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken Thighs

The perfect combination of sweet and savory, these chicken thighs are a mouth-watering treat. Plus, with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this recipe is a breeze to prepare. 

So fire up the grill and get ready to impress your taste buds with these Grilled Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken Thighs.

Grilled Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken Thighs
These Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken Thighs are grilled to perfection with a delicious sweet and savory glaze.
Grilled Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken Thighs

5. Grilled Sticky Chicken Thighs

Are you ready for a flavor explosion? Then you need to try these Grilled Sticky Chicken Thighs. Grilled to perfection and then basted with a mouth-watering, sweet, and tangy glaze. These chicken thighs will have you licking your fingers and asking for more.

Grilled Sticky Chicken Thighs
The easy ingredient sauce and seasoning combined with the tender, juicy chicken thighs make for the perfect weeknight meal.
Grilled Sticky Chicken Thighs

6. Grilled Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken

Get ready to transport your taste buds to the tropical paradise of Hawaii with this delicious Huli Huli Chicken recipe. Made with a mouth-watering combination of brown sugar, ginger, and soy sauce. This chicken is the perfect addition to your summer grilling lineup.

Grilled Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken
A traditional Hawaiian chicken recipe with brown sugar, ginger and soy sauce, this Huli Huli Chicken is an easy and delicious grilling recipe.
Grilled Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken

7. Grilled Tandoori Chicken

Juicy and bursting with flavor, this chicken is marinated in a blend of aromatic spices and lemon juice. Once grilled to perfection, this Tandoori Chicken is the perfect centerpiece for your next outdoor gathering.

If you’re looking to add some international flair to your grill game, look no further than this Grilled Tandoori Chicken recipe.

Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Our grilled Tandoori chicken recipe is juicy and exploding with flavor!
Grilled Tandoori Chicken

8. Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs

This recipe is a surefire way to impress your family and friends at your next barbecue. So what are you waiting for? Fire up the grill and get ready to savor the deliciousness of these Cilantro Lime Juice Grilled Chicken Thighs.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs
Tender, juicy chicken thighs are marinated in chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt, cilantro, and lime juice, grilled to perfection and topped with an optional honey-lime drizzle.
Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs

9. Kettle Fried Chicken and Waffles

This classic American dish combines the best of both worlds with savory fried chicken and sweet waffles. The combination of flavors and textures is simply magical.

Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast or a satisfying dinner, these Kettle Fried Chicken and Waffles are a great option.

Kettle Fried Chicken and Waffles
These are breaded and cooked over a charcoal grill but crisps like fried chicken.
Kettle Fried Chicken and Waffles

10. Grilled Lemon Chicken

This recipe only requires 5 simple ingredients and takes just 20 minutes to make. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a summer BBQ menu, this Grilled Lemon Chicken is a surefire hit. 

So why not add some zing to your chicken game and try this amazing recipe today?

Grilled Lemon Chicken
This quick & simple 5-ingredient recipe packs a big punch of lemony, garlicky flavor, despite only taking 20 minutes to make.
Grilled Lemon Chicken

11. Pineapple Chicken Thighs

With their sticky, juicy texture, these Pineapple Chicken Thighs are perfect for those summer nights. The charred pineapple rounds add an extra sweet and savory kick to the already mouth-watering dish. One bite and you’ll be transported to a beachside paradise.

Pineapple Chicken Thighs
So juicy and tender, these bad boys are complemented by charred pineapple rounds, giving you that perfect combination of sweet and savory.
Pineapple Chicken Thighs

12. Thai Chicken Thighs

The aroma of this dish alone will have your mouth watering. It’s the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and tangy, and is sure to become a family favorite. So, let’s fire up the grill and get ready for a taste bud adventure with this delicious Thai Chicken Thighs recipe.

Thai Chicken Thighs
Cilantro, Thai basil, fish sauce, lime juice and brown sugar = best marinade ever.
Thai Chicken Thighs

13. Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Get ready to experience the ultimate explosion of flavors with this Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs recipe. This marinade is the best, made with olive oil, lemon juice or zest, garlic, Dijon, oregano, and thyme.

Perfectly juicy chicken thighs are marinated in this magical mixture. Then grilled to perfection on the grill or stovetop.

Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

14. Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

Looking for a recipe to spice up your chicken game? Try Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken. Tender chicken thighs stuffed with cream cheese, mozzarella, and everything bagel seasoning, then wrapped in crispy bacon.

Don’t settle for dry and boring chicken when you can have a flavor explosion with every bite of this delicious dish.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
Chicken thighs are stuffed with cream cheese, mozzarella, and everything bagel seasoning and then wrapped with bacon.
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

15. Grilled Peanut Chicken

Juicy chicken thighs are brined to perfection then smothered in a rich peanut sauce that is out of this world. This Grilled Peanut Chicken is sure to please all your peanut butter fans.

It’s easy to make and perfect for a quick and delicious dinner that the whole family will love.

Grilled Peanut Chicken
Brined chicken thighs are grilled to juicy perfection and slathered in a homemade peanut sauce. 
Grilled Peanut Chicken

16. Perfect Grilled Chicken Thighs

These Perfect Grilled Chicken Thighs are bursting with flavor. The secret to these delicious chicken thighs is in the simple marinade. It’s so easy to make but packs a big punch of flavor.

Whether you’re a grilling pro or a novice, these chicken thighs are a breeze to grill up.

Perfect Grilled Chicken Thighs
These flavor-packed chicken thighs are so easy to grill and have the best simple marinade!
Perfect Grilled Chicken Thighs

17. Sticky Asian Grilled Chicken Thighs

These tender and juicy chicken thighs are slowly grilled to perfection. Then basted with a sticky, sweet, and spicy glaze that will leave you wanting more. The perfect balance of savory and sweet flavors will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

Don’t forget to grab a few extra napkins, because this Sticky Asian Grilled Chicken Thighs recipe is sure to be messy.

Sticky Asian Grilled Chicken Thighs
Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are rubbed with a brown sugar, spice-rub that caramelizes the thighs in the most delightful way.
Sticky Asian Grilled Chicken Thighs

18. Asian-Inspired BBQ Chicken

Introducing the ultimate fusion dish: Asian-Inspired BBQ Chicken. A mouth-watering blend of soy sauce, ginger, lime, and Indian garam masala. This chicken recipe is packed with flavors from all over Asia. It’s perfect for a summertime cookout and is sure to impress all your guests.

Asian-Inspired BBQ Chicken
Flavored with soy sauce, ginger, lime, and garam masala (an Indian spice blend), this dish blends ingredients from all over Asia.
Asian-Inspired BBQ Chicken

19. Grilled Buffalo Chicken

Looking for a quick and delicious dinner option? Look no further than Grilled Buffalo Chicken. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a spicy and flavorful dish that the whole family will love. 

Plus, the grilling adds a nice smoky flavor to the chicken that takes it to the next level.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken
Grilled Buffalo chicken thighs give you all the juiciness and flavor of Buffalo wings in a boneless/skinless bite.
Grilled Buffalo Chicken

20. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

This Grilled Teriyaki Chicken dish is a crowd-pleaser and for good reason. The homemade teriyaki marinade and sauce add a sweet and savory flavor.

Plus, the charred bits from the grill add an extra layer of deliciousness that will have you going back for seconds.

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
This recipe includes a homemade teriyaki marinade and sauce that tastes delicious with a little kiss of char from the grill.
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

21. Sticky Grilled Chicken With Peach Glaze

Tender and juicy chicken pieces are grilled to perfection. Coated with a sweet and savory peach glaze that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. The secret to this mouth-watering dish is the perfectly balanced blend of sweet and spicy flavors.

This Sticky Grilled Chicken With Peach Glaze is the perfect choice for a summertime cookout or barbecue.

Sticky Grilled Chicken with Peach Glaze
Sweet, savory, and a bit spicy, this barbecue grilled chicken recipe is a great dish to serve at your next outdoor cookout or BBQ!
Sticky Grilled Chicken with Peach Glaze

22. Sticky Honey Orange Grilled Chicken

Introducing the perfect summer dish – Sticky Honey Orange Grilled Chicken. The marinade of sweet honey, tangy orange, and smokey goodness make for a flavor explosion in every bite. 

The sticky glaze adds an sweetness that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Sticky Honey Orange Grilled Chicken
Sticky Honey Orange Grilled Chicken has such a bright and delicious blend of sweet, tangy, and smokey flavors.
Sticky Honey Orange Grilled Chicken

23. Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken Thighs

Are you ready for a delicious summer BBQ feast? Look no further than these Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken Thighs. Grilling adds a smoky char that elevates this dish to the next level. 

These chicken thighs are the perfect addition to your next outdoor gathering.

Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken Thighs
Tender, juicy chicken thighs are made flavorful with bright basil pesto, zesty lemon, and just a touch of salt and pepper.
Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken Thighs

24. Grilled Curry Chicken Thighs

This easy recipe is a game-changer, requiring only 4 ingredients and minimal prep time. The aromatic curry sauce adds a deliciously spicy kick to the tender, juicy chicken thighs.

Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a summer cookout. This Grilled Curry Chicken Thighs recipe is sure to impress everyone at the table.

Grilled Curry Chicken Thighs
It requires minimal hands-on time and only 4 ingredients!
Grilled Curry Chicken Thighs

25. Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken

Get ready for a finger-licking good meal with this Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken recipe. Tender and juicy chicken is marinated in a mouth-watering blend of sweet and savory honey balsamic glaze. This dish is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe rotation.

Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken
Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken is tender chicken marinated in a sweet and savory honey balsamic glaze, then grilled to perfection!
Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken

26. Parmesan Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

Are you ready for the juiciest and most flavorful chicken you’ve ever had? Parmesan Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs are here to satisfy your cravings. Say goodbye to dry and tasteless chicken because these thighs are packed with flavor.

Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or even for a backyard BBQ with family and friends. Get ready to fall in love with chicken all over again.

Parmesan Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs
They are easy to make, turn out juicy, and have just a simple homemade dry rub on them before grilling.
Parmesan Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

27. Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

Get ready to taste the juiciest and most tender Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs you’ve ever had. These chicken thighs are packed with delicious flavor, making them a hit at any outdoor gathering.

Serve them up with your favorite sides, and watch as your guests go back for seconds and thirds.

Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs
These grilled boneless chicken thighs are juicy, tender, and full of flavor.
Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

28. Chipotle Apricot Grilled Chicken Thighs

The perfect combination of sweet and spicy with a hint of smokiness from the grill. With only a few ingredients, this easy chipotle apricot glaze is quick to make and slather on the chicken before grilling. 

These Chipotle Apricot Grilled Chicken Thighs are the perfect family dinner meal.

Chipotle Apricot Grilled Chicken Thighs
These Chipotle Apricot Grilled Chicken Thighs are sweet, spicy, smokey, and juicy chicken thighs slathered in an easy chipotle apricot glaze!
Chipotle Apricot Grilled Chicken Thighs

29. Sazon Grilled Chicken Thighs

Get ready to taste a burst of flavors with these Sazon Grilled Chicken Thighs. Marinated in a homemade seasoning blend that is a harmonious blend of spices, these juicy chicken thighs are grilled to perfection. 

You can add them to your favorite dishes like tacos, salads, and bowls, or just enjoy them on their own.

Sazon Grilled Chicken Thighs
Flavorful sazon grilled chicken thighs marinated in a homemade sazon seasoning blend and grilled to juicy perfection.
Sazon Grilled Chicken Thighs

30. Grilled Ranch Chicken Thighs

With the perfect blend of fresh sage, juicy tomatoes, and the mouth-watering seasoning of the ranch. This recipe is a surefire way to elevate your grilling game. Although it takes some time to marinate the chicken, trust us, the wait is worth it.

Once they hit the grill, these Grilled Ranch Chicken Thighs become tender and juicy.

Grilled Ranch Chicken Thighs
So simple, easy, and with only 5 ingredients!
Grilled Ranch Chicken Thighs

31. BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

The combination of seasoned chicken thighs and thick-cut bacon is a match made in heaven. With a sweet sauce basting, these chicken thighs are grilled to a crisp perfection that will have you licking your fingers.

This BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs recipe is the perfect addition to your outdoor cookout or BBQ.

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs
Seasoned chicken thighs wrapped in thick-cut bacon, basted in a sweet sauce and then grilled to crisp perfection.
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

32. Grilled Moroccan Chicken Thighs With Pecan Couscous

Step into a world of bold and exotic flavors with this Grilled Moroccan Chicken Thighs With Pecan Couscous recipe. The tender chicken thighs are infused with a zesty mix of garlic, lemon, and a medley of warm spices.

The savory blend of green olives and sweet prunes adds a unique twist that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Thighs with Pecan Couscous
They’re outrageously flavorful, thanks to a bold wet rub made with garlic, lemon, green olives, prunes, olive oil, and a rich spice blend of paprika, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric.
Grilled Moroccan Chicken Thighs with Pecan Couscous

33. Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Thighs With Dill Yogurt Sauce

Get ready to savor the flavors of the Mediterranean with this tantalizing recipe. These Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Thighs With Dill Yogurt Sauce are the ultimate summer dish. With juicy and succulent chicken thighs infused with a bold and zesty marinade.

The creamy dill yogurt sauce is the perfect pairing to the tangy chicken, elevating the dish to a whole new level.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Thighs with Dill Yogurt Sauce
Juicy grilled chicken thighs, covered in a bold Mediterranean marinade and served with an herby Greek yogurt sauce will have you coming back for more!
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Thighs with Dill Yogurt Sauce

34. Honey Bourbon Grilled Chicken Thighs

Fire up the grill because these Honey Bourbon Grilled Chicken Thighs are a surefire way to spice up your summer evenings. Marinated in a homemade sauce that is a perfect balance of sweet and salty with a kick of bourbon. These chicken thighs will have you licking your fingers for more.

Get ready to impress your family and friends with this deliciously quick and easy dinner option.

Honey Bourbon Grilled Chicken Thighs
This Honey Bourbon Grilled Chicken Thighs recipe is budget friendly and easy simple and tasty to make.
Honey Bourbon Grilled Chicken Thighs

35. Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Get ready for a Tex-Mex flavor explosion with these Grilled Chicken Fajitas. Whether you’re entertaining friends or family, these fajitas are a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone feeling satisfied. So fire up the grill, grab some tortillas, and get ready to dig in.

Grilled Chicken Fajitas
A dinner fit for any Tex-Mex fan, Grilled Chicken Fajitas are marinated, seasoned, and served with authentic Mexican flavors.
Grilled Chicken Fajitas

36. Grilled Jerk Chicken

Looking for a spicy kick in your grilled chicken? Look no further than this Grilled Jerk Chicken recipe. It’s the perfect dish for adding some Caribbean flair to your summer barbeque.

Grill these chicken thighs a few minutes per side.

Grilled Jerk Chicken
Spicy, smoky, and aromatic, Jerk chicken is Jamaica’s most iconic dish.
Grilled Jerk Chicken

37. Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs

Looking for a dish that’s both sweet and spicy? Look no further than these Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs. Not only are they packed with flavor, but they’re also quick and easy to make. Perfect for those busy weeknights when you need a meal in a hurry.

Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs
These Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs are the perfect balance between sweet and spicy and are super quick to make.
Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs

38. Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Thigh Skewers

Try these Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Thigh Skewers. Tender, juicy chicken thighs are marinated in a zesty lemon herb blend before being skewered and grilled to perfection.

Whether you’re entertaining guests or just looking for a delicious meal, these skewers are a perfect choice.

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Thigh Skewers
Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Thigh Skewers are moist and flavorful and super easy to make.
Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Thigh Skewers

39. Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

Prepare to be transported to a tropical paradise with this Grilled Lemongrass Chicken recipe. Fragrant lemongrass and zesty citrus come together in a mouth-watering marinade. That infuses the chicken with subtle sweetness and tantalizing aroma. 

Perfect for a fancy dinner party or a cozy weeknight meal, this dish will have your taste buds singing with joy.

Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
Subtly sweet and enticingly fragrant, you will absolutely love the citrus-floral flavors of this Grilled Lemongrass Chicken.
Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

40. Copycat Chipotle Chicken

Introducing the ultimate grilled chicken recipe for all the Chipotle lovers out there – the Copycat Chipotle Chicken recipe. Say goodbye to long restaurant lines and hello to a delicious and healthy homemade meal.

It’s time to enjoy the perfection of Chipotle Mexican Grill, right in the comfort of your own home.

Copycat Chipotle Chicken
Chipotle Chicken is tender and juicy, packed with flavor, and perfect on everything.
Copycat Chipotle Chicken

41. Soy Hoisin Chicken Thighs

Look no further than these Soy Hoisin Chicken Thighs. Each bite of these juicy, tender chicken thighs is bursting with a savory flavor. These grill perfectly on indirect heat.

These chicken thighs are perfect served with grilled vegetables.

Soy Hoisin Chicken Thighs
Soy Hoisin Chicken Thighs are savory, tender, juicy chicken baked in soy, hoisin, and scallion sauce.
Soy Hoisin Chicken Thighs

Grilled chicken thigh recipes offer a world of mouth-watering possibilities. There are many ways to marinate and enjoy grilled chicken thighs. These recipes are great on a charcoal grill or gas grill. Just make sure to oil the grill grates.

Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or a dish to impress your guests. Grilled chicken thighs or chicken breast are sure to deliver. So fire up the grill and get ready to indulge in these chicken thigh recipes for the grill.

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