Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

One of my favorite ways to prepare chicken on the grill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat grill.
  2. Place 2 chicken thighs between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, gently pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick; remove wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken thighs.
  3. In small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except oil. Brush both sides of chicken thighs with oil; coat with pepper mixture.
  4. When ready to barbecue, place chicken thighs on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, turning once.


Most Helpful

When they said "if you don't like hot and spicy, this recipe isn't for you," I should have listened. The pepper was so dominant in this recipe, you couldn't taste anything else, not even the chicken. I might try it again but omit the cayenne pepper and add some paprika instead, but I will never make it with all 3 peppers. Way too strong of a taste.

kristina_garo August 22, 2007

Very good recipe! I used chicken breasts instead of the thighs & omitted the oil. The spice rub created a crispy "skin" on the chicken. Warning: If you don't like hot & spicy, this recipe isn't for you.

Debbb March 15, 2006

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