crispy baked bbq chicken thighs
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Crispy Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs {Gluten-Free with Paleo & Whole30 Option)

Crispy Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs is a meal that is in the oven in just minutes for a delicious and budget-friendly dinner. Covered in a homemade BBQ dry rub and gluten-free bread crumbs for a crispy and crunchy crust. Gluten-free with a dairy-free option. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked bbq chicken thighs, crispy chicken thighs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5
Calories 413kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free


  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs with skin
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter ,dairy-free Smart Balance/Earth Balance, Whole30 use olive oil or coconut oil


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Spray a 9×13 glass baking pan with gluten-free cooking spray.
  • Place chicken thighs in the baking pan.
  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar,  garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, paprika, cumin, and mustard powder together in a small and stir until fully combined. 
  • Take one tablespoon of the BBQ dry rub and rub it on each chicken thigh. You will use one tablespoon of the BBQ dry rub for each chicken thigh. 
  • Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the chicken thighs.
  • Drizzle melted butter (or dairy-free butter) all over the chicken thighs.
  • Bake chicken for 50 minutes at  375° F or until the thighs are no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165° F.
  • Enjoy!


Mama says, "Always check all of your labels!"


Serving: 1g | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 1561mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1315IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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