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Sweet Tea BBQ Chicken Thighs

These Sweet Tea BBQ Chicken Thighs are smoky, sweet and delicious! Brined in sweet tea, smothered with Sweet Tea BBQ Sauce and grilled to perfection, this BBQ Chicken will be the hit of your summer BBQ or picnic!
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword BBQ Chicken, BBQ Chicken Thighs, Sweet Tea, Sweet Tea BBQ Chicken Thighs, Tea
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 478kcal

Ingredients

Sweet Tea Brine

  • 4 cups Milo's Famous Sweet Tea
  • 5 slices lemon
  • 4 slices orange
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Sweet Tea BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (use your favorite)
  • 1/4 cup Milo's Famous Sweet Tea (See Note below)

BBQ Chicken Thighs

  • 2-1/2 lbs boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Instructions

Sweet Tea Brine

  • In a deep pan or dish, pour in 4 cups of Milo's Famous Sweet Tea.
  • Add about 4 or 5 slices of lemon.
  • Add 3 or 4 slices of orange.
  • Add 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
  • Add the chicken.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours.

Sweet Tea BBQ Sauce

  • Stir together 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce with 1/4 cup Milo's Famous Sweet Tea. Set aside until ready to use.

Sweet Tea BBQ Chicken Thighs

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 teaspoon each: salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian Seasoning.
  • Remove chicken from the brine, and sprinkle with the seasoning mix that was made in step #2.
  • Brush all chicken pieces with the Sweet Tea BBQ Sauce (See above for instructions on how to make the sauce.)
  • Place chicken pieces on the grill and cook for about 7 - 8 minutes.
  • Turn the chicken, brush the other side with the Sweet Tea BBQ sauce, and let cook for another 6 or 7 minutes until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Nutrition

Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 2285mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.5mg