How Long to Cook Chicken Thighs on the Grill
The cook time for grilled chicken thighs may vary depending on the size of your chicken thighs and whether you cook your chicken over direct or indirect heat, but here's a general idea of how long it should take:
- Boneless Chicken Thighs: 10-15 minutes (5-7 minutes per side)
- Bone-In Chicken Thighs: 20 minutes (10 minutes per side)
If you cook your chicken over indirect heat, it will likely take a bit longer, depending on how close your meat is to the heat source and the outside temperature.
What's the Best Way to Cook Chicken Thighs on the Grill?
Chicken thighs cook best on medium-high heat, which is about 350 degrees Fahrenheit to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. They should be cooked on each side until you can see defined grill marks and the pieces start to turn a golden color. During the cooking process, you should keep your barbecue grill's lid closed as much as possible to keep the heat contained.