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Chili Sauce Chicken Recipe

Chili Sauce Chicken Recipe

Chili sauce, garlic and basil add flavor to these moist chicken thighs. We enjoy the tender grilled chicken not just in summertime, but throughout the year. —Marilyn Waltz, Idyllwild, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 to 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients until blended. Pour 1-1/2 cups marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade in bag. Place chicken on a greased grill rack, skin side down. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 15 minutes. Turn; grill 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
    Freeze option: Freeze chicken with 1-1/2 cups marinade in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Freeze reserved marinade in a freezer container. To use, thaw chicken with marinade and the reserved marinade in refrigerator overnight. Drain chicken, discarding marinade in bag. Grill as directed, basting with reserved marinade. Yield: 8 servings.

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 257519
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"Good tasting chicken. I baked it for 30 mins at 350 and it came out great."

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gqern20 User ID: 7350957 254612
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

"I've made this recipe a couple of times and recieved great complements on how tasty this recipe had turned out! Thanks for another great and delicious recipe!!"

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 253781
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"I used breasts instead of thighs as that is what family likes. Family wants me to put this in the crockpot next time. Great sauce."

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WashingtonState User ID: 7519754 248757
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"I made this tonight for dinner. I work very hard to find the perfect dinner for my husband.. such a picky eater ! I ask him to rate from a 1.. low to a 10 high... 8 and below I toss out... he rated this recipe a 9 !! He said it was very tasty. I was a bit concerned with the amount of garlic, I'm not a garlic lover, he is.. but I tasted it and was very surprised... This is excellent. I will make again. My husband said "very good".... that is very rare... Thank you for this great recipe... Please keep them coming... Love Taste of Home !! and for a extra request... Please tell me what you serve for side dishes... I gave my husband wild rice and mixed veggies... broccoli, cauliflower, carrot mix... Always need help with sides. Again, thank you for a great recipe."

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3GirlsPlus User ID: 7729213 248729
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"Great recipe, I used it on chicken breasts. Turned out very moist and full of flavor."

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 244431
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"Simple and tasty! Hardest part was chopping the garlic."

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SHOK User ID: 5616182 231339
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015

"I'm sure this is delicious, but I'm really confused as to why it was shown in a line-up of recipes listed as "5-ingredient chicken recipes"! There are NOT 5 ingredients, but 8!"

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advancr User ID: 5182240 231271
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"These were so good and easy. Only had hot chili sauce and WOW they had a lot of heat. Next time I will use mild chili sauce."

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mumsay User ID: 7742579 226788
Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"Mmm - I love chili sauce and chicken, and this recipe was great! I used garlic powder instead of whole garlic and I baked it around 45 minutes."

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 226366
Reviewed May. 15, 2015

"This was oh so good! Since I don't own a grill, I baked the chicken at 400 for 35 minutes. I was skeptical about so much garlic, but it was great, will definitely be making this again."

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Cheri Beck User ID: 174358 226338
Reviewed May. 14, 2015

"I made this tonight, and it was delicious! My teen daughter mixed up the marinade for me last night so all I had to do was add the chicken this morning, then throw it on the grill half and hour before dinner. Easy and yummy!"

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rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 226176
Reviewed May. 11, 2015

"Only minor change I made was to split chili sauce to 6 oz regular chili sauce and 6 oz of sweet chili sauce. That really added some zip to the overall taste. Don't skimp on the garlic, it's key"

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bnlucius User ID: 8003653 109911
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"Our family absolutely loves this recipe. I make it just as it says and it is popular every single time even with my picky 6 year old!"

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Illiniphil User ID: 5786480 34884
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

"Excellent recipe. Made as directed. Everyone loved it - said it was the best grilled chicken they've ever had. In case your tempted - don't cut back on the garlic!"

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Sylvester90 User ID: 5984649 93656
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

"This was great. I followed the directions exactly (using chicken broth). I removed the skin prior to cooking to cut down on fat. I also reserved some of the sauce prior to marinating and heated it in the microwave to serve with the chicken. Hubby and I really enjoyed this recipe! Will make again for sure!"

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 48682
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"We love this chicken!! I have used different variations (thighs, drumsticks, breasts) and tried it both on the grill and in the oven and it tastes great every time."

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deefitz1 User ID: 3610662 93651
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"This is one of our favorite recipes..it has such a great flavor instead of the basic bbq recipe"

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tam145 User ID: 1527525 126939
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"Yummy! I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Was really good."

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daisey5 User ID: 146806 104788
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"I did it in the slow cooker and used home made chili sauce and boneless skinless chicken breasts and cut it down for 2 people."

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MissM_Home User ID: 2022934 41517
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2009

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Marilyn Waltz combines chili sauce with plenty of garlic and basil to flavor these moist chicken thighs. "We enjoy this tender grilled chicken not just in summertime, but throughout the year," notes the Idyllwild, California cook.

SERVINGS: 8
CATEGORY: Main Dish
METHOD: Grill (gas or charcoal)
TIME: Prep: 30 min. + marinating Grill: 30 min.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 to 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (4 ounces each)

Directions:

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Remove 1/3 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Add chicken to bag; seal and turn to coat. Chill for at least 2 hours.
    Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Grill, covered, skin side down, over medium heat for 20 minutes. Baste with half the reserved marinade. Turn; grill 10 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 180°, basting frequently with reserved marinade. Yield: 8 servings.
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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.