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Cast Iron Skillet Cooking: Grilled Chicken Thighs with Alabama White BBQ Sauce

This recipe was seen first on Southern Kitchen (https://www.southernkitchen.com/recipes/main-dish/cast-iron-grilled-chicken-thighs-with-alabama-white-bbq-sauce)
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Author: Southern Made Simple


  • Alabama BBQ Sauce:
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus more to taste (I personally recommend using less)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Chicken:
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt


  • To make the BBQ sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until completely combined. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  • To make the chicken: In a small bowl, stir together the pepper, coriander, paprika, cumin and garlic powder until completely combined.
  • Season the chicken on both sides with salt, then sprinkle both sides liberally with the rub. Let the chicken sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • About 10 minutes before cooking the chicken, begin heating a cast iron skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Evenly space the chicken across the grill grates and cook for 8 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Drizzle generously with the Alabama BBQ sauce and serve.


This recipe was seen first on Southern Kitchen (https://www.southernkitchen.com/recipes/main-dish/cast-iron-grilled-chicken-thighs-with-alabama-white-bbq-sauce)

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