Grilled Chicken With Bone Recipes


It is the best season to grill your favorite grilled chicken with bone recipes. So many people love their delicious grilled chicken recipes especially grilled chicken with bone recipes. That is because they are considered healthy food. They contain a lot of essential nutrients that are essential for the body and can keep you from getting sick. Today, we’ll give you a list of grilling recipe ideas that include beef, pork , fish and chicken. This will help you get grilling for this weekend or for the whole summer season.

Grilled BBQ Chicken

Grilled BBQ Chicken is a must have recipe for warm summer nights! Meaty chicken pieces are slathered in a tasty bbq sauce and grilled until tender and juicy with a deliciously crisp sticky skin!

This is the perfect barbecued chicken recipe for a cookout served alongside a classic potato salad or your favorite pasta salad recipe. It’s the king of summer entrees!

How Long to BBQ Chicken

This recipe uses bone in chicken (breast, thighs, legs) which take a bit longer than boneless grilled chicken breasts. Bone-In chicken will generally take about 35-45 minutes to cook through.

Meat is expensive and I always want to make sure it’s cooked right (not over and not under). I strongly suggest a meat thermometer to make sure it’s cooked and to make sure you don’t overcook it so it stays tender and juicy! When taking the temperature of chicken, be certain to keep the thermometer away from the cavity or near any bones for an accurate reading.

BBQ Chicken Temperature: The FDA recommends that bbq chicken reaches 165°F at the thickest point.

How to Make BBQ Chicken

Making bone-in chicken takes longer than making grilled or Oven Baked Chicken Breasts but the results are tender and juicy!

In this barbecue chicken recipe, the first 15 minutes will brown the outer skin and the next 20 to 30 minutes will finish the cooking process. Sugars can burn at high heat so adding the sauce later will keep the chicken from burning on the grill while producing a nice sweet sticky grilled skin!

Preheat the grill to medium heat to make sure it is ready to evenly cook before adding your bird. Brush the grate with oil (I use olive oil but any will do) so the skin doesn’t stick. I usually pour a little bit of oil on a paper towel and use tongs to quickly rub the oil onto the grate.

To Grill BBQ Chicken:

  1. Season your chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Barbecue the chicken with the skin side down for about 15 minutes. Turn it over and baste with BBQ Chicken Sauce (make your own homemade barbecue sauce or use pre-made).
  3. Cook an additional 20 to 30 minutes, constantly basting with the sauce.

To Tell if BBQ Chicken is Done…

Always check the internal temperature using a meat thermometer (165°) and make sure the juices run clear and not pink. When it’s done, remove your BBQ chicken and let it rest on a plate for a few minutes before serving.

Got Leftovers?

If there’s any left, your BBQ chicken will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator or a couple months in the freezer!

Don’t forget, you can use leftover BBQ chicken to top a caesar salad, a baked potato, to make a wrap or sandwich or even on nachos with some guacamole, sour cream and shredded cheddar!

Grilled Bone-In Chicken Breast

You are going to love this grilled bone-in chicken breast recipe. The lemon pepper gives just the right amount of spice to bring out the flavor of the chicken. You can also use bone-in thighs and or bone-in legs. You can always just use split breast chicken if you keep the weight of the chicken to 2 lbs.

We are going to go over how to grill chicken that has the bone in. For some reason, it seems that a lot of people are afraid of grilling bone-in chicken and I want to help you with the task.

Meat with the bone in, I feel has the best flavor.

grilled chicken glistening with juices from the chicken

Ingredient list

  • 2 lbs bone in chicken
  • 2 tbsp of Avocado oil
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • 3 tsp of lemon peel

How to grill split chicken breast

Grilling chicken breast with the bone in is no different than grilling the chicken without bones, except sometimes the amount of time it will take to cook varies.

So you might want to consider when you’re grilling to have an area that you can put the chicken without direct heat under it after you have crisped up the chicken. We will cover this when we grill the chicken.

If you really like this type of chicken you will really enjoy my grilled chicken leg quarters.

Grilled bone in chicken breast – 5 simple steps

Follow the steps below to get great-tasting bone-in chicken. You can always use other cuts of chicken if you dont have just the chicken breasts.

Preheat the grill

Go ahead and preheat that grill to 450° If the grill is not clean give it a good scrape. Having a hot grill is key to getting crispy skin.

You can also cook it hotter and then move it over to a side of the grill that does not have direct heat. This two-zone heating is a great idea.

Prepare the bone-in chicken breast

Trim any excess fat of the chicken and then add it to a mixing bowl. Add the avocado oil or olive oil to the chicken and spread it all around to evenly coat the chicken.

If the chicken was really wet when you were preparing it to go ahead and pat it dry with a paper towel.

Add the lemon pepper seasoning

This seasoning is very basic but very good. Now you could zest a lemon yourself but I prefer to buy this spice, California lemon peel.

All you need to do is add the lemon zest, freshly cracked pepper, and salt together and mix them really well.

Sprinkle the seasoning over the meat evenly. You want the seasoning to be on all sides of the chicken. Don’t be afraid to be liberal with the seasoning because you will lose some during the grilling process.

Grill the bone-in chicken breast

Toss that chicken on the grill! You want to put the breast meat side down first and leave it there until it gets some great grill marks. You don’t want it to burn so you are going to need to keep a good eye on it.

If you are using dark meat keep rotating the drums and thighs until you are ready to pull the meat off the grill.

Having an indirect heat side of the grill is a good idea so you can retreat the chicken if it is starting to burn.


You need to watch this chicken if you have a grill that is prone to flare-ups. You are going to have some fat coming from the skin that can cause some flare-ups.

Another place to avoid flare-ups when your grilling burgers.

Another chicken recipe you will Love!

Chicken Recipe

Grilled Chicken Tenders

These grilled chicken tenders are so quick and easy to make. Add them to a dish or meal and enjoy.

Check the temperature

If you are cooking chicken thighs and drums then you need to watch them for doneness. They are going to be done before the breast so you will need to pull them early.

I like to use an instant-read thermometer. You want the chicken to get to 165° you could pull it a few degrees under seeing that it will keep cooking a little bit when you have it rest. The bone inside is going to retain some heat.

Let it rest then eat!

You want to give the meat some time to let it soak the juices back into the meat. We are not talking long, 5-10 minutes should be fine with chicken.

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and dive into this delicious chicken, it is going to give you a better appreciation for chicken on the bone.


How long does it take to grill bone-in chicken breast?

It takes approximately 45 minutes to grill bone-in chicken breast. A lot of this will depend on how hot you are running grill and if you are finishing the cooking on in-direct heating. You want to check the meat and get a reading of 165°F with an instant-read thermometer.

Grilled bone-in chicken breast internal temperature?

You want to an internal temperature of 165°F for grilled bone-in chicken breast. I do recommend that you pull the chicken off the grill before it gets that high, so that when it is resting it comes up to the correct temperature for food safety.

Grilled Bone-In Chicken Breast | 5 Simple Steps

This Grilled bone-in chicken breast recipe with lemon pepper is the reason I love eating chicken on the bone. You get great flavor and the crispiness of the chicken.

PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 30 mins


COURSE: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course

CUISINE: American


CALORIES: 648 kcal


  • 2 lbs bone-in chicken breast optional – wings, thighs, drumbs
  • 2 tbs avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 tsp lemon peel


  • Preheat the grill to 450 degrees.
  • Prepare the chicken- Trim any excess skin off the chicken and add the chicken to a bowl.
  • Add the oil to the chicken and make sure it coats all sides. Add the lemon pepper seasoning and mix it all over the chicken.
  • Add the chicken to the preheated grill. Rotate the chicken after you get some great sear marks on one side and it looks like it can go any longer before it will burn.
  • Monitor the chicken with a meat thermometer. You are looking for a temp just under 165 degrees before you pull it from the grillIf your doing breast with thighs and legs, be prepared to pull the chicken off early because the breast will not be done yet.
  • Pull the chicken and let it rest. You are shooting for 5-10 minutes.
  • Enjoy! Get in there and enjoy some of this great chicken.



  1. I really feel that chicken on the bone really brings out the flavor of the meat. Keep an eye on the bone-in chicken on the grill so you do not burn it.
  2. If you are going to use a barbecue sauce you will want to wait until the end. With this high heat, you will end um burning the sauce.


Calories: 648kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 42gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 252mgSodium: 973mgPotassium: 527mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 2mg

Grilled Chicken Thighs

These Grilled Chicken Thighs are one of our favorite easy chicken thigh recipes. They have the best seasoning and always turn out tender and juicy! 

grilled boneless chicken thighs stacked on a plate with parsley garnish

In the summer, we like to keep our meals simple. Grilled chicken is one of our summer staples, and we alternate between our favorite Grilled Chicken Breast recipe and these grilled chicken thighs, depending on what cut of chicken we have on hand.

While I love a good grilled chicken breast, I’m often partial to grilling chicken thighs because they’re more foolproof. Even if you overcook chicken thighs a bit, they will still be juicy and full of flavor. When it’s not grilling season, you’ll often find Baked Chicken Thighs, Instant Pot Chicken Thighs or Air Fryer Chicken Thighs on our meal plan.

We love to serve these chicken thighs with side dishes like Roasted Zucchini, Greek Salad, Potato Salad or Fruit Salad, plus Peach Cobbler for dessert. I’ll often grill up extra chicken, too. The leftovers are perfect for adding to salads or sandwiches for lunch.



The seasoning mix that I use on these grilled chicken thighs is a variation of my favorite Chicken Seasoning recipe. The seasoning ingredients are brown sugar, paprika, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. The brown sugar helps to caramelize the outside of the chicken and makes it especially juicy and delicious. 

After patting the chicken thighs dry, rub them with a little olive oil. The oil helps the seasonings to stick. Then rub the seasoning mixture over all sides of the chicken thighs. For the most flavor, let the chicken thighs rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours after rubbing on the seasonings. This marinating time makes the meat more flavorful.


If you prefer to use a marinade instead of a spice rub, you can use my Chicken Marinade recipe to marinate the chicken thighs before grilling or try my marinated Cilantro Lime Chicken. You’ll combine the marinade ingredients and chicken thighs in a bowl or zip-top plastic bag and then let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours before grilling.


Whether you grill boneless chicken thighs or bone-in thighs is just a matter of preference. My family and I love both, but we grill boneless chicken thighs most often because they cook faster and are easier to slice and eat. 

You’ll find instructions and cook time for both boneless and bone-in chicken thighs in the recipe card below.


Once you’ve seasoned the chicken (and let it marinate if desired), you’re ready to prepare the grill! You can grill the chicken on a gas grill or charcoal grill. It’s best to start with clean, oiled grill grates. 

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Once you add the chicken to the grill, you’ll reduce the heat to medium. Using moderate heat ensures that your chicken won’t burn on the outside before the inside is cooked through. Cover the grill while cooking to keep the heat even around your meat.


Grill boneless, skinless chicken thighs for 7-10 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through to 165° F. Using an instant read thermometer is the best way to check if your chicken is done. Be sure to insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat.

If you are grilling bone-in chicken thighs, they will take longer to cook through. Grill them for about 9-15 minutes per side, or until cooked through to at least 165° F.

For extra flavor, serve the chicken with my easy Homemade BBQ Sauce or Buffalo Sauce. If desired, you can baste the chicken with some BBQ sauce during the last few minutes of cooking.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

TheSuperHealthyFood © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved.