This is fabulous and so easy! I don't even care for soy sauce that much, but this was wonderfully tender and sweet and spicy. You can use whole chicken legs instead of breasts if you prefer. This is a recipe from The Asian Grill that I modified quite a bit.
We eat a lot of chicken and I'm always looking for new ways to fix it. My husband loves apple butter so when I found this recipe in The Chicago Tribune, I had to try it! The instructions are for cooking indoors, on a grill pan, but I cooked it outdoors on my gas grill.
This recipe came from Allrecipes (Ruth Crickmer). My whole family loved it even though it cooked too fast. The original recipe said 'high heat' on the grill, which my husband did. It ended up cooking 8 minutes total, charred but not burnt tasting, and very juicy and flavorful. We'll turn down the heat next time for texture, but this is a keeper in our home!
I love my brother's grilled chicken and for years, he would never give up the recipe. I finally whined him to death so here it is. I don't think he wanted me to know how easy it is to make. Marinates overnight.
I have never made this without being rewarded with wonderful compliments, followed by adamant demands for the recipe. I got it from my friend Michaela, after adamantly demanding it myself! If making wings with the marinade, simply cook on a baking sheet after you take it out of the fridge.
This sauce may be used with meatballs, ribs, chicken wings anything you desire, and may be doubled if desired but do increase the fresh garlic too much or the garlic flavor will be to strong, the chili flakes are only optional I like to add them in for some heat :)
I grill this chicken on my indoor grill instead of the broiler, it's just SO DELICIOUS and extremely easy! If you don't have any mustard then use regular mustard mixed with hot chili garlic sauce. This makes a lot of sauce but can be cut in half, there is enough sauce for about 12-14 pieces of chicken or 2 whole chickens cut into pieces.