Prep Time
40 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)

A five-ingredient barbecue rub and a three-ingredient basting sauce are all you need to take chicken from routine to off-the-charts good. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Combine ketchup and next 3 ingredients (through mustard) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.

Step 2

Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Rub spice mixture evenly over chicken thighs. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 12 minutes. Turn chicken over. Brush with half of ketchup mixture; cook 12 minutes. Turn chicken over. Brush with remaining ketchup mixture; cook 2 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°.

Step 3

Grilled summer squash: Cut 2 zucchini and 1 yellow squash lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Brush with 2 teaspoons olive oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until tender.

Ratings & Reviews

Renee5732's Review

June 26, 2014
VERY tasty! I used chicken breasts with most likely less surface area than thighs. Lots of flavor and very sweet. My question is are the tbsps of brown sugar packed or not?

HankleJ's Review

May 18, 2014

daneanp's Review

August 31, 2013
Amazing. Will definitely make this often.

eae5366's Review

August 29, 2013
The rub is great! I didn't make the glaze as we had barbecue sauce we needed to use up, but will be using this rub again. Also used boneless thighs and cooked the chicken on a gas grill instead of grill pan, no issues.

aprilshook's Review

August 25, 2013

jamie14's Review

August 22, 2013

Julielyn68's Review

August 12, 2013
YUMO!! This was so good and easy, will definitely have in my rotation!!

cslorraine's Review

June 07, 2012
After eating plain chicken for months before our wedding, this recipe proves you can still eat healthy and have loads of flavor! Excited to try more new recipes but this one is a keeper! I didn't have chili powder and I can't really handle spicy food so I omitted it. I also used honey mustard instead of dijon since that is what I had on hand it turn out delicious. Lastly, I used 3 chicken breasts and used a meat mallet to thin them out for easy grilling, the rub was just enough for 3 breasts since they have a larger surface space once they are flattened. We will make this again for sure!

Katy27's Review

October 25, 2011
Super tasty! I added extra garlic to the rub and added a pinch of cayenne, because I love garlic and spice, but it really wasn't spicy. The sauce is awesome! I used chicken breasts instead, and grilled it, and it turned out great. My boyfriend can't get enough of the sauce, and I would definitely make this again as a quick and easy meal.

seaside725's Review

October 16, 2011
My family has already asked when I was going to make this again. We all loved it. After reading the reviews I increased the amount of spices and it was perfect!