Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs

Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs | by Life Tastes Good #grilled #chicken
Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs grill up quickly in a Grill Pan! We're talking 10 minutes max folks! That's my kind of busy day dinner! The spice rub is spicy and delicious and works well with the grilled flavor. It's versatile too, so you can add more or less heat depending on how you like it!

I've said it before, but it is worth saying again - Chicken Thighs are where it's at!! The dark meat of the chicken thigh is much more flavorful, tender, and juicy than a chicken breast! AND they are less expensive too! Winner Winner Chicken Thigh Dinner!!

This chicken even made great leftover sandwiches. I topped some slider buns I had on hand with caramelized onions and some leftover spicy ranch dressing from my Spicy Chicken Pasta Recipe and we had yummy sandwiches with baked sweet potato fries for dinner! When in doubt add caramelized onions and you'll always have a winning sandwich!

Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs | by Life Tastes Good #grilled #chicken

Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs

Life Tastes Good
Published 04/16/2014
Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs


  • 3/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper. With seeds for more heat or leave 'em out if you're not in a spicy mood
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Heat a Grill Pan to 375 degrees F (mid-high heat).
  2. Combine 3/4 cup minced red onion, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Give it a taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking. When you have the rub just the way you want it, add the chicken and mix well to coat it evenly.
  3. Spray the hot Grill Pan with cooking spray. I use the Misto Olive Oil Sprayer . Add about 3 or 4 pieces of chicken to the pan - whatever fits without crowding. Grill for 4 minutes without moving! Set the timer and leave it alone! Then flip and grill for 6 more minutes on the other side. Once again, let it be so it can get nice and crispy grilled! Remove to a serving plate and continue with the rest of the chicken in the same manner until all chicken is thoroughly cooked. Enjoy!
Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook time: 10 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
Tags: Chicken, dinner, easy, Grilled, spicy, thighs, under 30 minutes

recipe inspired by Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs


  1. I absolutely agree with you...chicken thighs is where it's at these days! These look wonderful!

  2. YUMMM!!! I love grilled chicken; and yes, grilled chicken thighs have more flavor, and are more budget-friendly for sure. I'm definitely going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. your pictures are SOOOOOO delicious looking!! this is my kind of recipe. i'm a chicken girl. can't wait to try!

  4. Marion, this is so mouthwatering! I'm dying for grilling season to be steady. lol Not just a tease!

  5. I love that these are fast, easy AND delicious! Can't wait to try them on my grill!!

  6. This absolutely looks amazing.... love grilled chicken.


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