First a rub, followed by a slathering of barbecue sauce,is what makes these the Best Grilled Turkey Thighs I’ve ever had.
I will admit it. When it came to grilling, I seldom thought about grilling turkey. I’d do the usual burger and steaks, grilled chicken breast was common, but I seldom thought about grilling turkey. Let me tell you – that has changed. I would add these Grilled Turkey Thighs to the menu once a week if the family allowed. My local grocery stores don’t always have a variety of fresh turkey cuts on hand, but every time I go grocery shopping now, I check to see if they have any turkey thighs.
Since the turkey thighs are brown meat, and brown meat doesn’t dry out as quickly as white meat does, these thighs are still nice and juicy once they are grilled. And do you know how much meat is on a turkey thigh? A LOT! I often avoid chicken thighs because there isn’t a whole lot of meat per piece, but turkey thighs are huge. Four of these for my family of 4, and we have enough leftovers for lunch the next day.
These turkey thighs are first rubbed with a flavourful paste made using ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard. If you don’t have the smoked paprika, don’t let that stop you, just substitute with regular paprika. After the paste has had a chance to flavour the meat, it’s off to the grill. Once the thighs are nearly done cooking, you can slather them with your family’s favourite gluten free barbecue sauce. The Two Fat Guys sauce that I picked up in Minneapolis at the Gluten Free Food Allergy Conference would be awesome on these grilled turkey thighs. Next time!
Disclosure: This recipe was developed as part of my ongoing partnership with Tasty Turkey. Looking for a turkey recipe? Check out the list of gluten-free recipes on their site.
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