Barbecue marinated chicken thighs

5
60 minutes

Ingredients

Barbecued chicken thighs

  • 10 chicken thighs
  • rosemary, bay leaves or any other herbs (optional)

Barbecue marinade

  • 1/2 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered
  • 2 red chillies, fresh, stalks removed
  • olive oil
  • 200g of soft brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 200ml of tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp English mustard
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
2
In a food processor blitz together the onion, garlic and chilli with olive oil. Take this paste and add to a bowl, mix in all the other ingredients for the sauce. Taste for seasoning
3
Remove the skins from the chicken thighs and place in the prepared marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Add to a baking tray, with any excess marinade, cover with foil and place in the oven
4
Leave to cook for approximately 30 minutes; during this time get the barbecue ready. You can also add some rosemary, bay leaves or any herbs to the barbecue to add some extra flavour to the meat
5
Remove the chicken from the oven and place the individual marinated thighs on the barbecue, using tongs to turn them over. Allow to cook (I found that getting a heatproof bowl and covering the chicken for a little bit helps to smoke it and makes it even jucier)
6
Check the chicken is cooked thoroughly and enjoy with a fresh salad