Best marinated bbq chicken

    8 hours 55 min

    A BBQ chicken recipe to die for that will have the neighbours inviting themselves over. An array of flavours and seasonings goes into this marinated chicken recipe. If you can't find one or two of the seasonings, it's still worth a go!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 350ml water
    • 5 tablespoons rice wine
    • 5 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 dashes liquid smoke flavouring
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
    • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 teaspoon fines herbes
    • 1 whole chicken, skin removed, cut into pieces
    • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:8hr55min 

    1. In a large shallow dish, combine water, wine, sesame oil, soy sauce, mustard, dark brown soft sugar and liquid smoke. Stir in Italian seasoning, orange zest, ginger, paprika and fines herbes. Place chicken in the dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
    2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium heat, and lightly oil grate.
    3. Discard marinade. Barbecue chicken 15 to 20 minutes per side, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Occasionally place rosemary sprigs on coals to impart a unique smoky flavour to chicken.

    Liquid smoke flavouring

    Liquid smoke flavouring is available online or in some specialty shops. In a pinch, you could skip it in this recipe and still get delicious results.

    Fines herbes

    Fines herbs - a Mediterranean mainstay - is typically a combination of fresh parsley, chives, tarragon and chervil. Compensate with whatever you have in your cupboard in a pinch!

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    I have to admit this is some of the BEST marinated grilled chicken we've had from this site. I marinated this for 8 hours so I wanted to concentrate the marinade -leave out the water there's no purpose for it, add more of one of the liquids if it's too thick. I used boneless chicken that I pounded down to 1/2 inch. I used olive oil vs. sesame and dijon vs. honey mustard. I also used 2 tsp. of liquid smoke and because I didn't use water I used 2 Tbsp. of orange juice vs. orange zest. I also didn't have fines herbs so I used a combination of parsley, tarragon and marjoram. The brown sugar made everything carmelize on the grill and the result was a moist sweet, yet smoky herbed chicken breast. I didn't even use the rosemary that I had as I had forgotten all about it. Simply delicious and one to make for guests!  -  11 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made this last weekend and plan to make it again for a family get together on July 4th. It was a hit with my family. Very good flavor that permiated through the chicken. Husband and both boys LOVED IT! Would be good to use in a chicken salad too. I rate it A+  -  07 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I marinaded a whole chicken in this mixture for over 24 hours in the fridge. I put the chicken and marinade in a gallon size plastic bag in a tupperware dish, and turned it over every 6 hours or so to keep it marinaded evenly. I used the rotisserie on our Weber grill, cooked it at 375F for 1.75 hours, and it turned out great! I put big chunks of garlic under the skin of the chicken, and also in the cavity before grilling, and this made it more flavorful. Our whole family loved it, and we will be using this recipe again for sure.  -  16 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)