Spicy Grilled Chipotle Marinated Chicken Thighs

My WHOLE family loved this chicken recipe. Actually they thought it was the best grilled chicken I have ever made. I usually do not purchase chicken thighs to grill, but I thought I would give it a try. OMG…it was awesome. The chicken was extremely moist and tender. I believe cooking chicken with the bone and skin on is key! I have pretty much just gotten into the habit of buying boneless skinless chicken breast., which tends to be dry. Defiantly not a good choice when grilling I now believe. NO BULL, this had great flavor, the chipolte tabasco is awesome. I’m already trying to think of other ways to use it. I think another key ingredient in this marinade is the lime zest. The was a wonderful meal paired up with the cilantro rice!
** When grilling meat the key is to NEVER walk away from the grill! Fix a drink, do what every you need, but stay with the grill! It is worth the effort. Turn the chicken often and baste!

Spicy Grilled Chipotle Marinated Chicken Thighs


1/2 bottle Chipotle Tabasco

1/4 cup worcestershire sauce

Juice and zest from 1 lime

1 tsp brown sugar

chicken thighs

1/4 cup water

kosher salt
freshly cracked black pepper
Add first 4 ingredients to a sealable plastic bag. Stir to combine. Place chicken thighs in to bag with marinade. Seal the bag, removing as much air as possible.

Shake the bag up to ensure evenly coated chicken. Allow chicken to marinate, refrigerated, for 2-24 hours until ready to grill.

Prepare grill for medium-high heat. 

Remove chicken from the marinade and pour the marinade into a small saucepan. Season both sides of the chicken with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Add 1/4 cup water to the saucepan containing the marinade and place over high heat. Bring to a boil then immediately remove from the heat and reserve for basting. 

Place chicken thighs skin-side down onto the grill over medium-high heat. Grill chicken for 8 minutes, then flip and grill for another 7 minutes or until cooked through. Use the reserved boiled marinade to baste the chicken frequently during the grilling process.

Once cooked through, remove from heat and allow chicken to rest for about 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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  • Tulip’s Talking

    Hey, can I adopt you or will you adopt me?

    DELISH torture!


    P.S. Glad there is “no bull” in your cooking…LOL