Skillet BBQ Chicken Recipe

Skillet BBQ Chicken makes a delicious, easy meal perfect for Sunday suppers or weeknight meals.

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This Skillet BBQ Chicken is a flavorful dish that my family always loves. I love that it uses ingredients that I generally always keep on hand.

It is always 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.

Here’s my recipe.

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Skillet BBQ Chicken Recipe

Skillet BBQ Chicken makes a delicious, easy meal perfect for Sunday suppers or weeknight meals.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Add onions and garlic to skillet and cook until just translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add your favorite BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha sauce, and water. Cook about 5 minutes on stove top to reduce. Add salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Remove from oven and serve warm.


Robyn xo

21 comments on “Skillet BBQ Chicken Recipe”

  1. I love one pan meals! And this sounds like an easy weeknight dinner too. Thanks so much!

  2. This is one of those meals that is fantastic for either company or a week night. So easy but so good!

  3. 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.

  4. Love me a good one dish meal as well, and I think I have a package of chicken thighs in the freezer right now!

  5. Looks scrumptious! I do love good barbecue and I love that you called the Sriracha “rooster sauce” !

  6. ok, that sauce is making me hungry and I just had breakfast!! Looks great Robyn!

  7. This dinner is right up my ally Robyn! Love the looks of it and I bet it’s mighty tasty too 🙂 Happy Thursday to you!!

  8. This looks scrumptious, like something my entire family will love!

  9. I love BBQ chicken, this recipe looks too good!

  10. bbq chicken in a skillet. Um yes please xoxo

  11. Love the bit of heat with the Sriracha, looks amazing and you served it up perfectly! Total comfort food!

  12. Geeze Louise this sounds great. I likey rooster sauce too!

  13. Oh, I love this meal with the rooster sauce kick. Divine.

  14. Well, who wouldn’t love this??? The perfect family meal!

  15. This is perfect – skillet chicken is a great idea. I love that you used BBQ sauce!

  16. That is one mighty fine plate of happy up there Robyn!! Gracious 😀

  17. this looks great Robyn! I think I’m going to add it to next weeks menu!

  18. This is the ultimate chicken dinner and I would LOVE lots of leftovers 🙂

  19. 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!!

  20. 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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