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Saucy Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Saucy Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Everyone raves about how sweet the sauce is for these slow-cooked chicken thighs. They’re such a breeze because they simmer away while you do other things. They’re ideal appetizers, but you can also add your favorite side for a nice meal. –Kim Puckett, Reagan, Tennessee
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 9 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3-1/4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh equals 319 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 606 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place on a broiler pan. Broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, honey, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce. Pour over chicken; stir to coat. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Chicken Thighs in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh equals 319 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 606 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

Surprisingly these have a smoky flavor even though they are cooked in the slow cooker all day. The chicken does just fall off the bone. The meat is very moist. We used sweet baby ray's bbq sauce. Very good, extremely easy. This dish went well with corn on the cob and mac and cheese.

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

I will definitely make this again. My husband commented several times about how good this was. The recipe was very easy to prepare and very economical.

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2013 Edited Mar. 2, 2014

Have made this recipe many times....always well received. Great when you might be expecting more folks for dinner. Ever since we first tried this I always use this recipe anytime I use bbq sauce...was awesome on ribs.

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

This was fall off the bone moist and tasted very good. I would definitely make this again. II didn't need 9 pieces so I cut the recipe down to 4 pieces and used half of the recipes ingredients for the sauce. I also browned both sides of the thighs in a fry pan before cooking this in the oven on 350 for 30 min and then turning it down to 170 and keeping it warm in a 3 quart covered pan for about 1 hour until I was ready to serve dinner. My husband doesn't usually like BBQ chicken but we both enjoyed this very much. Thank you for restoring his faith in BBQ chicken.

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

I fix this recipe often. It is so easy and SO GOOD!!!!! I use different chicken pieces if I don't have thighs, and they work just as well.

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