Rusty Chicken


Rusty Chicken

Incredibly simple and highly effective grilled chicken marinade. It's so perfect and juicy and flavorful. It's an overall gorgeous way to grill chicken
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings


  • 2 teaspoons Asian chile pepper sauce sambal oelek
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 whole lime cut into 8 wedges (optional)


  • Mash garlic to a paste with a mortar and pestle. Mix chile pepper sauce, maple syrup, soy sauce, mayonnaise, and rice vinegar into garlic until marinade is thoroughly combined. Transfer chicken thighs to a large flat container (such as a baking dish) and pour marinade over chicken; stir until chicken is coated. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate about 3 hours; if preferred, let stand about 30 minutes at room temperature. Unwrap dish and sprinkle with salt. Preheat charcoal grill to high heat. Place chicken thighs onto the hot grill with smooth sides down. Cook until chicken shows grill marks, about 3 minutes. Turn chicken over and cook until other side shows grill marks, about 5 minutes. Continue to cook, moving them occasionally and turning over every 2 minutes, until meat is no longer pink inside and the thighs are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer chicken to a platter, let rest for 5 minutes and serve garnished with lime wedges (optional).


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