Grilled Ancho Chili Rubbed ChickenThe ancho chilies give the chicken a beautiful deep red color and amazing southwestern flavors
Making ancho chili rubbed chicken on the grill brings its southwest flavors alive with crispy skin and a sweet tangy BBQ that makes this chicken truly finger-lickin’ good.
Using indirect heat to make chicken on the grill gives you the best of both worlds.
The indirect heat cooks chicken that is moist, tender, and plump; while the fire caramelizes the BBQ sauce and crisps up the chicken skin.
This grilled chicken recipe uses our Ancho Chili & Honey BBQ Sauce that has an amazing flavor profile that happens when ancho chilies and honey get together. It’s easily our favorite BBQ sauce and worth making at home.
If you don’t have any ancho chili BBQ sauce available try making some using our recipe or substitute another BBQ sauce where the chili flavors really come through. FYI – having lots of chili flavor does not mean a BBQ sauce needs to be really hot.
To get the outside of the chicken thighs nice and crispy with turning the BBQ sauce gummy use our Flip, Fire, and Paint Technique. It’s one of the easiest ways to step up your BBQ game.
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