Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce

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Try Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce the next time you want to grill. This is a quick and easy recipe, perfect for weeknight meals.

The chili sauce marinade is easy to mix up. Garlic, Lemon Zest, Olive Oil, and Chili Sauce. Dip the chicken in the sauce and let it marinate for 15 minutes while your charcoal grill is heating.

 

Ingredients for Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce

  • garlic cloves
  • chili sauce
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • grated lemon zest
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • skinless boneless chicken thighs

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients. Using a knife a cutting board, mince the cloves of garlic. With a fine-edge grater, zest a lemon.

 

Making the Chili Sauce Marinade

In a large bowl, combine the minced garlic, chili sauce, extra-virgin olive oil, freshly grated lemon zest, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Whisk until mixed well.

Recipe for Homemade Chili Sauce

If you don’t have chili sauce in the cupboard, you can make your own, which I find myself doing more often than not. This homemade sauce works well for many recipes. Simply use the needed amount and refrigerate the unused portion in a covered container. See my Homemade Chili Sauce Recipe Here.

Add chicken thighs and stir to coat. Allow to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

I like using chicken thighs (especially skinless and boneless). They are so flavorful and juicy. And because there is no bone, they cook faster. Be sure to cook them until their internal temperature reaches 175.

While the chicken marinates, prepare a gas or charcoal grill for cooking.

Grilling the Chicken Thighs

Place the chicken thighs on the hot grill. Grill the chicken, flipping once or twice until cooked through (175 degrees) for about 17-20 minutes total. Brush with chili sauce as desired during cooking. 

This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

Serving Grilled Chicken Thighs with Corn and Black Bean Salad

Serve Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce with Baked Parmesan Fries,  Antipasto Rotini Salad, or Corn and Black Bean Salad.

Recipe for Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce

Try this easy recipe the next time you want to grill chicken.
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken/Poultry Dishes, Chili Sauce, Grilled Foods
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinate:: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Glass Mixing Bowls
Grater/Zester
Tongs
Digital Thermometer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients.
    Using a knife a cutting board, mince the cloves of garlic.
    With a fine-edge grater, zest a lemon.

Making the Chili Sauce Marinade

  • In a large bowl, combine the minced garlic, chili sauce, extra-virgin olive oil, freshly grated lemon zest, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Whisk until mixed well.
  • Add chicken thighs and stir to coat. Allow to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • While chicken marinates, prepare a gas or charcoal grill for cooking.
  • Place the chicken thighs on the hot grill. Grill the chicken, flipping once or twice until cooked through (175 degrees) for about 17-20 minutes total. Brush with chili sauce as desired during cooking. Serves 4-6.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1040mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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