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The 2nd marinated chicken I prepared for the BBQ Potluck cum “Pau Chang” workshop last Saturday were BBQ Sweet Spicy Chicken Thighs. I like chicken thighs coz the meat is succulent and tender after cooking and they have only 1 big bone in the middle. The skin was left on so that it becomes nice and crispy after being BBQ-ed.

Photo courtesy of Lianne

Ingredients:

  • 1kg chicken thighs, skin and bone left on

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 2 stalks lemongrass, only white part, very finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup  (I used Heinz)
  • 5 tbsp sweet chilli sauce (I used Kimball’s)
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp palm sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce or light soy sauce
  • leftover marinade sauce from BBQ Hoisin Chicken Wings

Preparation 1:

Put all marinade ingredients in a large ziploc bag. Close bag and shake gently to mix ingredients. Add in chicken to the marinate in bag and toss to combine. Leave in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours or better overnight.

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Put all marinade ingredients in a large glass bowl with a tight cover. Use a spoon, mix all to combine. Add in chicken to the marinate in bowl and gently stir to combine marinade and chicken. Leave in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours or better overnight.

Preparation 2:

If using a BBQ:

  1. Prepare BBQ paraphernalia.
  2. Take out chicken from fridge and leave to come to room temperature.
  3. Once BBQ coals are ready, spread marinated chicken on BBQ and leave to cook for at least 15-20 mins, turning it over occasionally. Poke with a skewer in the thickest middle and if it comes out easily, then it’s cooked.
  4. Serve immediately with some sweet chilli sauce.

If using Oven:

  1. Prehat oven to 220C and take out chicken from fridge and leave to come to room temperature.
  2. For easy cleaning, layer a flat baking tray with aluminium foil. Spread marinated chicken on top of the foil and grill in oven till cooked, abt 45 mins.

I left my marinating chicken thighs in the fridge for 2 days. This marinade’s ok but the marinade for the BBQ Hoisin Chicken Wings much better.. 🙂



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