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Herb Chicken Thighs with White Barbecue Sauce

Prepare yourself for a juicy treat of chicken thighs rich with herbs! The herb mixture grills dark to crispy perfection. The white sauce for dipping and dabbling adds a beautiful pop of flavor that compliments the spicy herbs. This recipe is from Southern Living. My wife cut it out several years ago. It has become a staple around our house as has the white sauce. NOTE: The white sauce is a versatile condiment that we save and savor with flank steak, burgers, and even as a substitute for mayonnaise on a sandwich- its that good. It was developed by Test Kitchens Professional Pam Lolley.
Herb Chicken Thighs with White Barbecue Sauce

Herb Chicken Thighs with White Barbecue Sauce

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Published Jan 12, 2016 | Last updated Feb 17, 2021

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 5 Servings
Herb Chicken Thighs with White Barbecue Sauce


1Combine dried thyme, dried oregano, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.

2Rinse the chicken and pat dry.

3Rub mixture evenly over chicken.

4Place chicken in a ziploc freezer bag. Seal and chill for 4 hours.

5Place all white barbecue sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Chill for at least 2 hours. Refrigerate until ready for use.

6Preheat grill to medium low, about 400 degrees F at the GrillGrate surface.

7Remove chicken from ziploc bag and place on grill. (discard bag)

8Grill over med/low heat (350-400F) 10-15 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 170F. Skin will blacken more than normal with the herb crust.

9Brush chicken with barbecue sauce during the last few minutes of grilling. Serve with extra sauce for dipping.


1 tbsp dried thyme

1 tbsp dried oregano

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp paprika

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

10 chicken thighs (about 3 lb.)

White Barbecue Sauce

1 1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tbsp coarse ground pepper

1 tbsp spicy brown mustard

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tsp horseradish