Grilled Chicken Thighs

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  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


These Grilled Chicken Thighs seasoned with a simple seasoning of salt, pepper, and garlic powder will have you wondering how something so simple can be so good.


  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder


  1. Prepare the grill for direct cooking. For charcoal grilling, fill a chimney starter with charcoal and light. Once the coals are ready, pour them evenly over the charcoal grate. Set the cooking grate over the coals. For a gas grill, set the burners to medium-high heat. Preheat for 5 minutes and then clean and oil the cooking grate.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  3. Remove the thighs from the packaging and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Season both sides of the thighs with the salt mixture.
  5. When the grill is ready, place the thighs top-side down on the cooking grate. Cook for 6 – 7 minutes and turn over. Cook another 6 – 7 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 165˚F in the thickest part of the meat.
  6. Remove from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


You can substitute bone-in thighs. Modify the cooking time to 10 – 12 minute per side or until an instant read thermometer registers 165˚F when inserted in the thickest part of the thigh.