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Four grilled chicken thighs with a Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Blackberry Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe on Grilled Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Thights 1x
  • Category: BBQ
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


This Blackberry Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe on Grilled Chicken Thighs are absolutely delicious and tasty. Get that grill out for some beautiful, special chicken thighs with this delicious barbeque sauce.


  • 12 oz, Blackberries
  • 1 cup, Ketchup
  • 0.50 teaspoon(s), Spices, onion powder
  • 0.50 teaspoon, Garlic powder
  • 0.50 teaspoon, Salt
  • 0.50 teaspoon, ground, Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon, Spices, chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon(s), Vinegar, cider
  • 1/8¬†teaspoon, Spices, pepper, red or cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon(s), Sauce, worcestershire
  • 2 Tablespoon, Molasses
  • 4 medium Chicken Thighs
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste


  1. Mash blackberries in a bowl with a potato masher, bartending muddler, or another item appropriate for mashing.
  2. Place blackberry mush into a fine strainer and use a wooden spoon to help push the juice through the strainer
  3. Once strained, add all ingredients to a pan and mix
  4. Bring to a simmer
  5. Simmer and mix for a minimum of 15 minutes
  6. Remove from heat and set aside
  7. Preheat grill to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, making sure to have a direct heat zone and indirect heat area
  8. Place thighs (skin side up) on indirect heat for 10 minutes
  9. flip and cook skin side down for 10 minutes
  10. Brush both sides with BBQ and cook on each side over direct heat for 3 minutes
  11. Use a thermometer to measure the temperature. If thickest part of meat 165, remove. If not, keep cooking and regularly check until you hit 165.
  12. Remove and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes
  13. Add remaining BBQ sauce as a side for each thigh
  14. EAT


  • Serving Size: 1 thigh
  • Calories: 271
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 1120 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Cholesterol: 51 mg

Keywords: Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe