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How to grill chicken thighs

Chicken Marinade with Honey and Soy Sauce

Love Keil
Chicken Marinade with Honey and Soy Sauce - Chicken thighs marinated and grilled to a perfection. This is one of the best chicken thigh marinates.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Coarse
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6
Calories 438 kcal


  • 2-3 lb chicken thighs

Marinade Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice or lime juice
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 5 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or oil of your choice
  • 1-2 tablespoons  Sriracha sauce I use 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro

For Glaze



  • Whisk all marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour half the marinade (about 3/4 cup) into a sealed zipper bag or container and add chicken thighs. Marinate for 3-6 hours in the fridge or over the night. 
    How to marinate chicken thighs


  • Grease the grill with oil, and preheat to high heat. Add chicken thighs and grill for 8-10 minutes, flipping once, or until thermometer reads 160F. Brush with glaze over the chicken and garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with grilled veggies.
    How to grill chicken thighs


  • To make glaze, mix 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch into reserved 1/4 cup marinade and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute to make a glaze-like consistency. Brush over grilled chicken.



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Calories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 26gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 678mgPotassium: 365mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 131IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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