Versatile bone-in chicken thighs are easy to roast in the oven or are a grilling natural, especially when partnered with this zesty barbecue sauce spiked with caramelized garlic and freshly grated lemon peel.


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Slice the top off of garlic, just exposing the cloves. Place on a 6-inch square of foil; drizzle with olive oil and wrap foil around garlic. Arrange chicken on foil-lined baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Place chicken in oven; place wrapped garlic on oven rack next to baking sheet in oven. Roast chicken and garlic 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink near bone (165°F internally) and garlic feels very soft when pressed.

  2. Squeeze garlic cloves from papery skins; mash with fork in small bowl. Stir in barbecue sauce, lemon juice, and lemon peel until well blended. Brush half of sauce on chicken; save the remainder to serve at the table.


Jarred roasted garlic paste may be substituted for the head of garlic as a shortcut if time is at a premium.

Just BARE® Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs may be substituted for the Bone-In Chicken Thighs.


Nutritional information may change when substituting product. If you choose to substitute frozen chicken for this recipe, it's best to thaw the product before cooking.