A meal in minutes is what’s required when you have family visiting for a big occasion. Sweet and spicy grilled chicken is super delicious and requires minimal prep time, giving the cook plenty of time to enjoy a glass of wine in the company of friends and family! Perfect for any summertime grilling occasion.
I prepared this quick and very easy marinade for grilled chicken when the fam was here for Chloe’s high school graduation. Served with grilled russet potato wedges and a simple organic greens salad drizzled with a simple vinaigrette of the same sweet, juicy in-season Satsuma mandarin oranges and balsamic vinegar and you’re all set!
- 1 whole organic chicken cut into 8 pieces*
- 4 tablespoons sunflower canola or vegetable oil
- 1-2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce or sirarcha*
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon smoky paprika
- juice and zest of one Satsuma mandarin orange about 1/4 cup
Heat grill or barbecue to medium-high heat.
While the grill or barbecue is heating up, place chicken in a glass baking dish or divide between two gallon size baggies.
Whisk all ingredients for the marinade in a glass bowl - reserve 2 tablespoons for basting during grilling. Pour over chicken, turning to coat. Let stand 10-20 minutes, turning occasionally.
Sprinkle chicken with salt (omit for restricted sodium diets), remove from marinade and grill, turning once, about 15 minutes total. The legs and thighs may take a few minutes more than the breast pieces.
*Depending on your preference for heat.
*I often cut large breast pieces in half so they're about the same size as the thigh pieces.
The Young Baker and her BFF on Grad Day ♥
Oh, this looks so delicious. I love that you used satsumas, those are my favorite citrus fruit! So juicy and easy to peel.
Chicken prepared this way is one of my favourites.
Take away just a little of the hot spice…and I’ll be a fan for sure.
Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes,
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Of course, you can adjust or even leave out the heat!
I just love your photographs here! What a beautiful dish on that yellow plate. I think simple but flavorful dinners are the best…especially during these summer months!
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Thanks, Monet – and I prefer simple preparations that accentuate the fresh ingredients any time of year 🙂
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What a magical dish…Love the photos Priscilla:) Hope you had a great 4th…
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So chicken with a sweet spicy bbq sauce has always been a favorite of mine. I think I may tweak this a bit and try it out this weekend~ Thanks for sharing!!
i love the flavours on this dish……. thank you!!!!
Trying it tonight for the first time. Fingers crossed because it sounds great!
It’s super easy and very tasty! Let me know how it turned out for you 🙂