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Sesame Ginger Chicken Thighs

Updated on August 9, 2011


Everyone barbeques chicken on the grill, but sometimes it's nice to take a simpler approach and take advantage of a pre-made marinade. Lawry's makes a nice selection in a variety of flavors. One I like to use is Lawry's Sesame Ginger marinade. Begin by marinating bone in, skin on chicken thighs with the marinade for several hours in the refrigerator before grilling.

To prepare the grill, when the coals are hot, push them to one side and place a drip pan on the other side. This is a technique known as indirect grilling which allows your grill to be used like an oven. Be sure to oil the grill grate and place the chicken thighs skin side up on the grill over the drip pan and grill covered for 17 minutes. Beginning with the skin side up allows you to lock in the flavor as the skin tightens up. After 17 minutes, turn the thighs over and grill covered for an additional 17 minutes over the drip pan.

Indirect Grilling

Next, I like to crisp up the skin and carmelize the sugars in the marinade. Move the chicken thighs to the direct heat side of the grill and grill for an additional 2 minutes, covered, on each side.

Direct Grilling

When finished grilling, take the chicken off the grill and let it rest for 5-10 minutes so that the juices get absorbed back into the meat. Next, prepare to enjoy a delicious Oriental alternative to BBQ chicken thighs.

Let's Eat !


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