Precooking white alabama bbq sauce chicken in oven

I am making this https://food52.com/recipes...

But, a ton of boneless/skinless thighs and breast tenderloins. They're all marinating now. We would like to cook them most of the way in the oven, then finish on the grill. Advice for doing so? Thanks!

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Lori T. May 27, 2019
I've done boneless chicken thighs this way, but not tenderloins. For the thighs, I usually remove from the marinade and dry off. Then bake in a 350F oven for about 30 minutes. Remove them from the oven, cool and chill until you are ready to cook them on the grill. I take them out of the fridge about half an hour before grilling, so they are not completely cold. Apply the first coat of white BBQ sauce, put on grill and cook until done. It would be tricky to do the tenderloins, and I've never done that so the best I can say is try it at the same temperature and just monitor the doneness level so you can stop it before they cook through in the oven. I would guesstimate about 15 minutes, but it would depend on the thickness. Then I'd chill and proceed the same way as you do with the thighs. I don't recommend microwaving or boiling, because one gives you rubber chicken, and the other washes away a lot of flavor.
 
maggiepcs May 27, 2019
Thank you! I did cook both in my convection oven at 350 for about 20 minutes. Timing worked out so that they went straight to the grill. And they were awesome! It's my new way to make this recipe. I really appreciate your response!
 
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