Skillet BBQ Chicken Recipe

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My recipe for Skillet BBQ Chicken really started with a hankering for Ree’s Peach-Whiskey Chicken that she served us when we visited a few weeks ago. I had a craving for it and knew it was just the thing to make for supper.

Except I ran into a little problem.

I haven’t restocked my house since our RV trip and therefore I didn’t have any peaches. I didn’t have any whiskey either.

Not one to give up easily and definitely not one to hop in the car and drive all the way into town to buy peaches and whiskey, I decided I would just have to wing it and go with what I had on hand. I ended up making this magical spicy skillet BBQ chicken instead.

It was a major hit with my family, even my picky little eater enjoyed it. I just didn’t serve as much of the BBQ sauce on his plate.

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This skillet BBQ chicken would make a fantastic meal to serve when company visits. It’s one of those meals that you can start, do a few things to it, pop it in the oven, and then walk away from for a while and it just turns into the most magical meal. Tender chicken that just falls apart when you touch it with a fork and a BBQ sauce that has a hint of a kick at the end of it from the sriracha sauce, which we just lovingly call Rooster Sauce here. You just can’t go wrong with that tender, falling apart, spicy BBQ combination in my book.

I served it with old fashioned buttered potatoes and English peas as a throwback to my own childhood meals where eating my “circle green beans” was a serious bone of contention. Who am I to deprive my child of those memories? Or myself of stating all the reasons why you should eat English peas? It’s a part of life I definitely don’t want to skip.


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Now, I urge you, grab some chicken thighs and rooster sauce at the grocery store this week and make this skillet BBQ chicken soon. It is crazy good. And, if you have peaches and whiskey, I think you would love Ree’s Peach-Whiskey chicken, too.

Here’s my recipe.

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Skillet BBQ Chicken Recipe
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Skillet BBQ Chicken makes a delicious, easy meal perfect for Sunday suppers or weeknight meals.
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 18 ounces BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken thighs and brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add onions and garlic to skillet and cook until just translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add your favorite BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha sauce, and water. Cook about 5 minutes on stove top to reduce. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Add chicken back to skillet, including the juices. Cover with a lid or wrap tightly with aluminum foil and cook in preheated oven for an hour.
  6. Remove from oven and serve warm.



Robyn xoxo


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    Mary says

    A one dish meal is perfect, and this recipe sounds perfect!!! Will definitely be making this soon. Your picture is fabulously beautiful!!!!! Thanks for a great recipe.

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    Kim Honeycutt says

    We aren’t thigh people but everything else sounds so good. I would try with breast meat. Any changes I need to make if I do? Pinning!!

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    Tanya says

    I made this today for Labor Day with white buttered potatoes (your recipe) and green beans. The chicken was delicious. This time I chose a smoky BBQ sauce; next time I think I’ll try with the peaches or a sweeter sauce to give it a different spin. I also only used 1/2 TBS of the chili sauce this time – next time I’ll use the whole TBS for a little more heat. Thanks for yet another great home-cooked and easy recipe!

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