I love grilling and I definitely love BBQ. I’m trying to use my grill to the fullest in these last few weeks of summer. Being from the South, I’m familiar with many tangy, spicy, and zesty BBQ sauces. This summer, I came up with a Korean BBQ sauce which adds a delicious twist to southern-style sauces. I use chicken thighs in this recipe because I find they stay moist on the grill. However you could use any chicken cut that you prefer. These Korean BBQ Chicken thighs are so tender and flavorful that you are sure to love this exotic way to add variety to your dinners.
Korean BBQ Chicken Thighs Recipe
Korean BBQ Chicken Thighs Ingredients:
- 8 bone-in chicken thighs with skin
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 diced garlic gloves
- 2 tsp. powdered garlic
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
- 2 chopped green onions
- 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
Korean BBQ Chicken Thighs Directions:
Preheat the grill to medium heat.
Rinse the chicken thighs and pat dry. Lightly brush the chicken with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
Whisk the rest of the ingredients together in one bowl, set aside.
When the grill is nice and hot, place the chicken thighs skin side down. Cook the thighs for 7 minutes per side.
With the skin side up, begin basting the thighs with the BBQ sauce. Use a brush to really get that sauce in all the nooks and crannies. After basting one side of the thighs, let the chicken grill for 4 minutes.
Then flip, baste, and cook the opposite side for another 4 minutes. Pull the chicken and place on a platter. Sprinkle the thighs with chopped green onion and sesame seeds.
Here is the printable recipe for Korean BBQ Chicken:
I like to serve these Korean BBQ chicken thighs with jasmine rice and Asian slaw. The Korean BBQ sauce would also be great on chicken wings and drumettes for tailgating. The beauty of this Korean BBQ sauce is its versatility. It is fantastic as a glaze or marinade on beef and pork too. I hope you and your family enjoy this Korean BBQ chicken thigh recipe. Happy Grilling!