Sweet & Sour Grilled Chicken Thighs

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 10 mins

Recipe from Weber's Real Grilling. Super easy, fabulous taste. It doesn't taste very sweet or sour, the chicken had a great balanced taste (I did add bit more hot chili sauce to kick it up a bit). The recipe includes using the marinade to make "wilted baby spinach," which I will post below, I didn't have any spinach on hand so I don't know how that part of the recipe tastes like but the chicken was outstanding.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl,whisk the first five ingredients. Place thighs in a large, plastic bag and pour marinade over chicken, press out air of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place the bag in a bowl and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  2. Remove the thighs from bag, reserving the marinade. Pour the marinade into a very large skillet and set it aside. Grill the thighs over Direct High heat until the meat is firm and the juices run clear, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once or twice.
  3. Meanwhile, bring the marinade to a boil over high heat and allow to boil for 1 full minute. Add the tomato and spinach leaves and cook until the spinach is just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve the warm spinach mixture under the chicken.
Most Helpful

Very good chicken for the grill. I did half a recipe for the two of us, I did have trouble with one of them burning. Had the temp on the grill at 325-350 but surprisingly they got very black. I did 8 min. one side and 6 the other and one wasn't totally done on the inside.

adopt a greyhound July 08, 2013

I made a double batch of marinade (so fast since it doesn't use garlic) and used some on the spinach. I highly recommend the spinach part, as the dressing adds such a nice dimension to it! I like the sugar in the marinade and the color from the chili sauce makes it seem like it has paprika in it. The chicken was extra moist! I will make this often. Thanks Pi-E, for posting. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado July 10, 2009