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These are absolutely the best Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs. They are first oven fried on convection to get an extra crispy skin, then brushed with a special BBQ sauce and baked for a little longer on convection. This gives these BBQ chicken thighs an amazing flavor that is comparable to grilling. Once you try these chicken thighs you will be hooked for good. | ifoodblogger.com

Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken wings, BBQ wings, crispy chicken wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 563kcal
Author Victor


  • 12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbsp baking POWDER (do NOT use baking soda, it's NOT the same)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

For the BBQ sauce

  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce (you can go up to 1 cup if you like more BBQ sauce)
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic (pressed)


  • Preheat oven on 450F convection for 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper and baking powder over the chicken thighs. Gently rub the thighs with your hands to evenly spread the seasonings.
  • Arrange the thighs on a baking sheet, lined with foil and fitted with a cooling rack. Using a cooling rack is optional but will help with keeping grease off the thighs.
    Baked BBQ Chicken Wings - Step 2 - rubs seasonings for even coverage.
  • Bake the thighs at 450F convection for 20 minutes. The thighs should be browned and have a crispy skin.
    Baked BBQ Chicken Wings - Step 3 - baked on convection until very crispy.
  • Combine the BBQ sauce, hot sauce and pressed garlic in a large bowl. Add cooked chicken thighs and toss. Transfer back to the baking sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes at 450F convection.
    Baked BBQ Chicken Wings - Step 4 - smother with BBQ sauce.
  • Remove the thighs from the oven and serve immediately with your favorite side dish.
    Baked BBQ Chicken Wings - Step 5 - bake on convection for 10 more minutes until the sauce sets and slightly chars.


Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 1582mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2mg