Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
3 Mins
Cook Time
6 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs and 1 tablespoon sauce)

These Carolina-style barbecue chicken thighs are smothered with a tangy-sweet sauce that will please the whole family.

Prep: 3 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Reserve and set aside 1/4 cup sauce mixture.

Step 3

Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Brush half of remaining 1/2 cup sauce mixture over one side of chicken. Grill chicken 3 to 4 minutes. Turn chicken over; brush with remaining half of sauce mixture. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until done. Place chicken on a serving platter; drizzle with reserved 1/4 cup sauce mixture.

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Ratings & Reviews


July 25, 2017
We didn't like this at all. Just weird. 

bfrantz's Review

June 06, 2012

smellgar's Review

September 21, 2009
This recipe is just awesome, especially considering how easy it is. I used thighs for a change of pace, but I think chicken breasts would also be great. Served with Warm Potato Salad for a great combo.

avivaleah's Review

September 02, 2011
I loved the taste of this sauce. I grilled the chicken with a little salt and pepper and added the sauce in the final minutes of cooking. I made boneless chicken breasts and drumsticks. I preferred the flavor with the dark meat better.

virevixa's Review

January 07, 2010
Hubby and I both love this recipe, and I love how easy it comes together. One bit of advice, though: I do most of my grilling on an indoor grill over the stove, and have found that this works better to grill the chicken first and then either use the sauce as a dipping sauce, or just top the cooked chicken with it. If made as directed on an indoor grill, you'll spend a lot of time scrubbing burned sauce off your grill pan!

LindaT's Review

June 22, 2009
YUM!! I used boneless skinless breasts and instead of brown sugar, I used brown sugar splenda. I grilled this on my new grill pan and it was terrific. It tasted good hot or cold. I served this with the warm balsamic potato salad, also from this site. I actually got this recipe from the cookbook, but wanted to come here and review it. Two excellent recipes from the book from two I tried. I can't wait to try more!

PacNWTallie's Review

April 14, 2010
Fantastic! I cheated however. I used pre-cooked grilled chicken breast strips, sliced them into bite sz pcs and cooked this on the stove top. I served it w/jasmine rice and a Normandy Blend of steamed veggies. EXCELLENT! It's a keeper for sure.

BeckiSue's Review

October 09, 2009
This was very good. I will definitely make again, especially due to how easy it was. Have to like mustard a lot to enjoy this recipe. I'm going to try dijon mustard next time.

huntinghorseman's Review

December 02, 2012
Super simple, super quick and lots of flavor. I chose this recipe because it was getting late and it was extremely easy to prep. I used a generic spicy brown mustard, let the chicken sit in the mixture for a wee bit and threw it on the grill. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

ShariSampson's Review

May 02, 2012