Grilled Chicken Thighs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

Indulge in the rich and savory delights of Grilled Chicken Thighs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce. This dish pairs the smokiness of perfectly grilled chicken with the sweet and tangy essence of blackberries. An ideal choice for those seeking a gourmet meal that’s both simple to prepare and bursting with flavor.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 4 people.

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

For the Blackberry BBQ Sauce:

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat & Prep: Preheat the grill to a medium-high heat (about 375°F). Season chicken thighs with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Grill Chicken: Place the chicken thighs skin-side down on the grill. Grill for about 6-7 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove from the grill and let rest.
  3. Make BBQ Sauce: While the chicken is grilling, combine blackberries, ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and smoked paprika in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-12 minutes, until the blackberries have broken down and the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Combine: Brush the blackberry BBQ sauce generously over the grilled chicken thighs. Serve any extra sauce on the side for dipping.

Nutritional Info

NutrientAmount per Serving
Calories420
Total Fat20g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol140mg
Sodium690mg
Total Carbs18g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars15g
Protein35g

Enjoy this delightful blend of tangy, sweet, and smoky flavors, certain to please your palate and add a gourmet touch to your dining table.