Take-out Tuesday, Sweet Orange BBQ Chicken Thighs

This recipe,

inspired and adapted from my friend Lynn @happierthanapiginmud

is perfect for an easy and delicious summer meal

Our favorite part of the chicken is the thighs,

skinless boneless thighs are not only inexpensive,

they stay juicy

and have so much more flavor than boneless chicken breasts

The sauce is so simple and so incredibly good,

and only 4 ingredients!

Mix equal parts orange marmalade with your favorite BBQ sauce,

add a dash of soy sauce and garlic powder to taste,

and get the grill going!

Grill the chicken until it is almost done

Then brush the chicken with sauce and cook for a few more minutes

Time depends on the size of the chicken pieces,

and grill temperature, and whether you’re cooking direct or indirect…

Use a thermometer to check doneness,

you want it to read 165 degrees F

HHjr followed this method here

We had this chicken with a side of Broccoli Candy

{roasted broccoli with Parmesan, lemon & garlic, YUM}

A great start to summer grilling season!

Sweet Orange BBQ Chicken Thighs

orange marmalade and garlic powder combined with your favorite BBQ sauce and brushed onto grilled chicken thighs for a tangy dinner meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Cook out, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • grill


  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • garlic powder
  • soy sauce
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs


  • Combine marmalade and BBQ sauce. Add a dash of soy and garlic powder and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seaoning to your liking.
  • grill chicken until it reaches an internal temp of 165 degree F, brushing with sauce during the last few minutes of cooking
  • Cooking time will depend on type of grill and size of chicken, use a meat thermometer to check for doneness
  • Serves 3-6


makes approximately 1 cup sauce, refrigerate any leftover for another time.
Keyword BBQ chicken, chicken thighs, cook-out, easy BBQ sauce, grilled dinner, orange BBQ chicken thighs, orange marmalade sauce

Time to get your grill on!

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37 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Sweet Orange BBQ Chicken Thighs”
  1. Mary says:

    Yum Jenna! I think I would enjoy that sauce on shoe leather but it would be good on cocktail meatballs too 🙂

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Great sauce. Firing up the grill this evening.

  3. Nancy says:

    Those are perfect for the upcoming Holiday picnics! Yum!

  4. Kitty says:

    Your bbq chicken looks so tasty! Thank you for the reminder of Lynn’s recipe. I’m glad that you tried it. Sounds perfect for Memorial Day weekend.

  5. Martha says:


  6. Oh, yum!! Those look scrumptious!

  7. Jenna, the sauce sounds fabulous…so perfect for the holiday weekend! I think I will add these for this weekend. Happy Tuesday and stay cool!

  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    I love making a homemade sauce for grilling and yours sounds so yummy. The chicken looks delicious and HHjr cooked it to perfection! Happy summer Jenna…….

  9. Chicken thighs and wings are my favourite cuts of chicken….these look mouthwatering, Jenna.

  10. This would definitely be a hit with my meat eaters!

  11. Memorial Day Weekend, here comes the orange marmalade!

  12. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I am definitely going to make these yummy looking chicken thighs. This recipe sounds delicious and perfect for the grill when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe!

  13. I love juicy chicken thighs too as they are always so juicy compared to the breast. Girl, I can almost smell those babies grilling! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  14. Chicken thighs are my husband’s favorite part of the chicken. He would certainly enjoy this recipe.

  15. Julie says:

    Wow! Jenna that bbq chicken looks so good and I’ll have to make this at some point this summer. Lynn has a lot of awesome recipes just like you! I hope you have a nice week and enjoy this Memorial Day weekend too.

  16. lghiggins says:

    My, May has flown by. I can’t believe Memorial Day is this weekend, basically my signal for “let summer begin!” Your chicken thighs will be perfect summer fare.

  17. Miz Helen says:

    Oh my goodness, your Sweet Orange BBQ Chicken Thighs look delicious, I can’t wait to try them! We are featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 539 this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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