Plum Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

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Plum Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

If you’re experienced at grilling, then you know that chicken thighs often turn out to be a much better friend of the grill than chicken breasts.  Breasts tend to dry out a bit unless they’re pounded out rather thinly, but chicken thighs grill-up quickly and they are usually far more tender and juicy.

Plum Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs recipe

In this recipe, the thighs are quick-marinated in a homemade plum glaze that has a ton of flavor.

Plum Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs recipe -

After grilling, more of that plum glaze is brushed on top– and you can be as generous as you want with it.  This is a great chicken recipe to cook on the grill this summer!

Plum Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless/skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • 1/2 cup Chinese rice wine or dry sherry wine
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup plum sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Place the chicken in a large zip baggie and refrigerate.
  2. Prepare the plum glaze:  In a medium saucepan, combine the rice wine, soy sauce, plum sauce, water, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Reduce heat to low and simmer until mixture reduces by about 1/3.  Glaze should thicken slightly.  Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Add half of the plum glaze to the chicken in the bag, and marinate for at least a couple of hours or overnight (refrigerated).
  4. Preheat the grill to medium heat and coat with oil or grill spray. Remove chicken from the bag (then discard the bag and marinade) and grill 4 to 5 minutes on the first side, until good grill marks are showing. Flip and grill an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Remove chicken to a platter and brush the reserved plum glaze on top.
  • If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use brands of soy sauce and plum sauce that are known to be GF.
SOURCE: (adapted from The Culinary Institute of America: GRILLING)

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  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

    The plum glaze sounds fantastic! These chicken thighs need to happen soon!