We're thrilled to share a recipe for KETO BBQ Grilled Chicken Thighs from Natalie at Tastes Lovely. Natalie's a pro at feeding her family healthy, always delicious meals that are a hit with the adults as well as the littles. These chicken thighs are not an exception.
Don't have a grill handy? Not a problem! Check the notes at the end of the recipe for tips on how to transition this recipe indoors to your oven.
- 6-8 Pasture-Raised Chicken Thighs; bone-in or boneless (about 1.25-1.5 pounds)
- 2 TB Avocado Oil
- 1 TB Kosher Salt
- ½ TB Freshly Ground Black pepper
Keto BBQ Sauce
- 6 Oz Tomato Paste (about 3/4 cup)
- ½ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- ½ Cup Keto-Friendly Maple Syrup
- 2 TB Soy Sauce
- 2 TB Dijon Mustard
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
Preheat your outdoor grill (gas or charocal) over medium high heat.
Pat the chicken thighs dry and place on a plate. Drizzle with avocado oil, salt and pepper on both sides.
Grill for 25-35 minutes with the lid on, until the chicken thighs are almost cooked through.
While the chicken thighs are grilling, make the BBQ sauce. In a sauce pan, combine all the BBQ sauce ingredients; whisk to thoroughly combine. Heat over medium heat and bring to a simmer for 1 minute. (Simmering it will help all the flavors to marry and thicken the sauce a bit.)
Slather each side of the chicken thighs in bbq sauce, close your grill lid and cook another 5 minutes.
Remove from the grill. Serve warm.
Chicken Thighs: You can use either bone in or boneless chicken thighs. Bone in thighs will take closer to 35 minutes, boneless will take closer to 25 minutes.
Oven Instructions: You can roast your chicken thighs on a sheet pan in a 425ºF oven. Same cook time!