Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

While chicken breasts are a staple for me, I enjoy the deeper flavors imparted by thighs. This is a recipe I modified from Eating Well magazine that pairs that richness with a slightly sweet flavorful marinade and sauce. These are fabulous when marinated overnight, but you can go a short as two hours. The thighs can be cooked on an indoor or outdoor grill or broiled.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together all ingredients save the thighs in a resealable bag or non reactive container. Add thighs and seal. Marinade in the fridge for 2 to 24 hours.
  2. When ready to cook, prepare the cooking surface with a light coating of cooking spray. Remove the thighs from the marinade removing any excess.
  3. Place thighs on the grill and cook for 4 to 6 minutes per side or until a thermometer registers 165 degrees. Actual cooking time will vary depending on the type of grill chosen. Remove chicken to a serving plate.
  4. Place the marinade in a small sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature to a low simmer and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Generously brush the chicken with the sauce and serve.


Most Helpful

I loved this marinade! I got it marinated about 8 hours and I can't wait to see the flavor at 24 hours!! It was so good. Used bone-in, skinless thighs so it needed a little more time on the grill. Served with asparagus which was perfect. Thanks :)

mommyluvs2cook March 29, 2016

Big hit at two summer BBQ's. I let it marinaded for 24 hours in a bag. Cooked on grill while brushing with extra marinade repeatedly. Finger licking good!

Chic Geek December 07, 2015

This chicken was so good, even my picky dh enjoyed it. Made exactly as written. I marinaded the chicken for 24 hours. The chicken was so tender and very very flavorful. The color of the chicken was very dark, but it tasted amazing. I used skinless chicken thighs with the bone in. Thanks for sharing Toni. Made for What's on the Menu ? Tag Game 2015.

Baby Kato January 15, 2015

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