Grilled Chicken Thighs recipe

  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 ½ tablespoons honey (or dark brown sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 5 - 6 skinless boneless chicken thighs (about 1½ pounds)

  • Mix the soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic and sesame oil together in a large bowl. (This can be done up to 2 hours ahead of time, but that is not necessary. If made ahead, let it sit at room temperature.)
  • If using a charcoal grill, get the coals going; don’t marinate the chicken until the fire is almost ready. 
  • Marinate the chicken for 15 minutes, turning it in the bowl once or twice so it’s all equally marinated.
  • If using a gas grill, turn it on high to heat up about 5 minutes after you start marinating the chicken. (My grill takes about 10 minutes to heat up; adjust the timing to suit yours, if it’s different.)
  • When the chicken has marinated for 15 minutes, turn the gas grill burners to medium. Grill the thighs for 5 minutes; then turn and grill for 5 more minutes.