I had a hankering for my mom’s Soy Sauce Barbecue Chicken, but since I didn’t plan ahead and wasn’t really prepared to make the original recipe, I decided to see if I could use what I had on hand and make something just as tasty. I didn’t have soy sauce, but did have teriyaki and ponzu sauce on hand, so those became the base of the marinade. I had boneless thighs and only an afternoon to marinate. Next they were barbecued on grill, not baked in the oven. I think overall they turned out good – moist, tangy and sweet. I served it with steamed brown rice and watermelon.
Teriyaki Ponzu Barbecue Chicken
- 10-12 boneless chicken thighs
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1/2 cup Ponzu sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 heaping tbsp honey
- 1 tsp or more of crushed garlic
- 1 tsp or more of ground ginger
Mix marinade ingredients well so sugar dissolves. Put chicken and marinade in sealed container and marinate for 1 hour. Remove chicken from marinade and place on a foil. Wrap up tight and place on a grill (depending on your grill – 350 degrees or not directly over the coals). Turn at the 15 minute mark. After an additional 15 minutes, remove from foil and place directly on the grill, still not directly over coals, basting well every 5 minutes until the sauce is sticky and the chicken cooked through (about another 15 minutes).