Bold BBQ-Basted Turkey Thighs

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Aug. 17, 2012

These oven barbecued turkey thighs are easy to make and will fill your kitchen with a wonderful aroma. With these saucy thighs you will want to serve your favorite mashed potatoes or rice alongside. Look for Chinese chili garlic sauce in the international section of your grocery store.


Ketchup 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chinese chili garlic sauce 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon
Turkey thighs 2 Pound (6 turkey thighs, bone



1. Preheat oven to 400 degree.

2. Take a resealable bag, put ketchup, water, garlic sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and Dijon mustard.

3. Using a paper towel, remove the turkey skin. Put it into the bag, mix well to coat. Place the bag in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. You may also keep it in refrigerator for 24 hours.


4. Take a roasting pan, and place turkey pieces on it. Pour remaining marinade on top. Cover it with foil and place it in oven for 30-45 minutes.

5. Remove the pan from oven, uncover, turn turkey pieces and put it back in the oven. Cook for another 15 minutes or until they become golden brown.


6. Transfer turkey pieces to a serving plate. Pour the sauce on top.

7. Serve turkey with with salad and rice, egg noodles or mashed potatoes.


Due to the varying size of turkey thigh, you must put an instant read thermometer, and check if it is cooked. Perfectly cooked turkey should have an internal temperature of 165 degree.

BBQ Variation: Combine marinade ingredients in bowl and set aside. Place turkey thighs on greased grill over medium high heat and grill for about 10 minutes. Turn over and reduce heat to medium. Grill and brush with sauce liberally for 20 to 30 minutes or until juices are no longer pink and an instant read thermometer registers 165°F (74°C).

Slow Cooker Variation: Place marinated turkey thighs and marinade into 5 or 6 quart (4 or 5 L) slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours or on High for 6 to 8 hours.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 375Calories from Fat 193

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 512 mg21.33%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 16 g

Protein 26 g52%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet