Recipe for 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.

Serve Grilled Chicken as an Easy Weeknight Dinner

(Post modified on 8/11/23.)

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.

You may use either bone-in or boneless chicken thighs for this recipe, but allow a few extra minutes if using bone-in chicken.

 

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Ingredients for Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce

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  • 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

Simple Ingredients for 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.

Prepare Homemade Chili Sauce or Use Store Bought

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.

Marinate Chicken Thighs in the Sauce

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.

Grill Chicken over Hot Coals

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. 

If you’re using bone-in chicken thighs, cook 20-25 minutes until juices run clear and internal temperature reaches 175 degrees. 

Serve Grilled Chicken Thighs with Corn on Cob or Macaroni and Cheese

Serve Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce with Baked Parmesan Fries,  Easy Macaroni and Cheese, or Corn and Black Bean Salad.

This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

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Recipe for Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce

Try this easy recipe the next time you want to grill chicken.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinate: 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Serving Size 6

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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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