Skillet BBQ Chicken Recipe


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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.

Skillet BBQ Chicken Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Skillet BBQ Chicken makes a delicious, easy meal perfect for Sunday suppers or weeknight meals.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 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


  • 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.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 868mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. 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!!

  2. marla says:

    This is the ultimate chicken dinner and I would LOVE lots of leftovers πŸ™‚

  3. TidyMom says:

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

  4. Tickled Red says:

    That is one mighty fine plate of happy up there Robyn!! Gracious πŸ˜€

  5. Cassie says:

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

  6. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective says:

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

  7. Shaina says:

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

  8. Sweetsugarbelle says:

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

  9. Nelly Rodriguez says:

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

  10. Paula - bell'alimento says:

    bbq chicken in a skillet. Um yes please xoxo