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Spring time is here and it brought some nicer weather along with it! The sun is out, birds are chirping, and we’re firing up the grill. We’ve got an awesome grilled chicken recipe that will make you never want to eat a dry chicken breast again.

This recipe name is deceiving. This chicken is so easy you don’t even have to actually rub these extremely tasty, insanely flavorful chicken thighs. You can if you want to though, we’re not gonna judge.

Spice Rubbed Chicken Thighs

  • 1 Family Pack Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

  • 1 Teaspoons Onion Powder

  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika

  • 1 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin

  • 1/2 tsp Oregano

  • Salt & Pepper

  • Olive oil

  1. Preheat your grill to medium high heat.

  2. Grab a large gallon zip lock bag. Measure out and pour in your onion powder, paprika, chipotle chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt & pepper.

  3. Throw in your chicken thighs, zip tight, and shake those thighs up so that they’re covered in your spice rub.

  4. Pour about 2 tablespoons of olive oil into the bag, zip back up, and massage that all around into your chicken.

  5. When your grill is preheated, turn it down to medium heat and place your chicken thighs on the grill. Close the hood and let them cook for 5ish minutes on each side or until you get those nice grill marks on each side or until done to how you like them!

  6. I like to take them off and slice them thin.

Notes: This spice rub definitely changes depending on what I have in my pantry. If you hate cumin, leave it out. If you love rosemary or thyme throw some of that in instead. It’s totally customizable. If this rub is a flavor overload, halve all the spices so there’s less on each piece of chicken. Make it your own and get grillin!

This chicken goes great with almost anything. I especially love it with coconut rice, homemade mango salsa, and some grilled peppers.