Grilled Chicken Thighs, You Don’t Always Need a Recipe

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OK, it is dinner time. You have some chicken thighs you bought or thawed from the freezer.  What are you going to do with them? I say, experiment and have fun!

This happened recently and I pulled out some ingredients I thought would go well together. I felt a little like barbecue but wanted an eastern touch. I put 1/4 cup of ketchup, 1/4 cup of soy sauce and 1/4 cup of chili sauce in a bowl. I added steak sauce until I liked the taste. I added honey until it was sweet enough. I added Hoisin sauce to get an earthy flavour. Then I added garlic powder because I love garlic.

I used no measurements for most of the ingredients, I just added until they taste good.

Then I put 2/3 of the mixture over the thighs and let them sit for 1 1/2 hours.

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I grilled them over medium heat until they were and internal temperature of 165 F and brushed them with the remaining sauce.

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The Verdict

These were very tasty. An nice sweet barbecue taste with the earthiness of the soy and hoisin sauces. Have fun! Experiment!

The Old Fat Guy

2 thoughts on “Grilled Chicken Thighs, You Don’t Always Need a Recipe”

    1. So nice of you to comment, Anna. I have to admit, I don’t follow a recipe as often as most people. Usually turns out fine but the occasional disaster adds spice to my life!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      The Old Fat Guy

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