Grilled Chicken in a Spicy Orange Honey Soy Marinade

Grilled Chicken in a Spicy Orange Honey Soy Marinade

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3 1/2 - 4 lb chicken pieces, assorted, skin on
3 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp Fresh ginger, chopped
2 tsp Dried chili flakes
2 cups Fresh orange juice
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Honey
4 tbsp Toasted sesame oil
4 tbsp Olive oil
3 tbsp Whole grain mustard
3 - 4 sprigs Thyme or other fresh herb


1. Wash chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a shallow non aluminum baking dish or bowl.

2. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl. RESERVE about 2/3 cup for basting. Pour remaining marinade over chicken and marinate, covered, for 3 - 6 hours. If marinade does not completely cover chicken, turn it over once or twice.

3. Prepare BBQ for grilling. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. place chicken pieces skin side down directly over medium hot coals. Grill covered for 15 minutes, basting occasionally. Turn and grill 15 - 20 minutes more, until juices run clear.

4. OPITIONAL SAUCE (highly recommend): use same ingredients as marinade (with a little less OJ) and saute garlic and ginger. Mix together 1 T cornstarch and 1 T water and add with garlic and ginger to other ingredients and let boil to thicken.


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