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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.

Reviews for Chili Sauce Chicken

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"Soo Yummieee

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MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2009

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Chili Sauce Chicken

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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.