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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Roasted Garlic Lemon Barbecue Sauce & Summer Salad

Versatile bone-in chicken thighs are easy to roast in the oven or are a grilling natural, especially when partnered with this zesty barbecue sauce spiked with caramelized garlic and freshly grated lemon peel.

Servings 4
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (20 ounces) Just Bare Bone-In Chicken Thighs
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g 20%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 23g
Calcium 8%Iron 15%
Vitamin C 17%Vitamin A 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Slice the top off of garlic, just exposing the cloves. Place on a 6-inch square of foil; drizzle with olive oil and wrap foil around garlic. Arrange chicken on foil-lined baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Place chicken in oven; place wrapped garlic on oven rack next to baking sheet in oven. Roast chicken and garlic 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink near bone (165°F internally) and garlic feels very soft when pressed.
  2. Squeeze garlic cloves from papery skins; mash with fork in small bowl. Stir in barbecue sauce, lemon juice, and lemon peel until well blended. Brush half of sauce on chicken; save the remainder to serve at the table.


Jarred roasted garlic paste may be substituted for the head of garlic as a shortcut if time is at a premium.

Just Bare® Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs may be substituted for the Bone-In Chicken Thighs.


Nutritional information may change when substituting product. If you choose to substitute frozen chicken for this recipe, it’s best to thaw the product before cooking.