Sweet Soy Bourbon Chicken

This recipe was featured with the Family Ranch Legacy. Pair with other Dry Red Blends, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot or Syrah.

Sweet Soy Bourbon Chicken

Kick up your cookout menu with this bold brown sugar-, bourbon- and soy sauce-infused grilled chicken. Use the reverse sear method to guarantee juicy and perfectly charred chicken every time. Serve with grilled green onions.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: bourbon, brown sugar, chicken, grill, soy sauce
Servings: 6


  • 1 envelope brown sugar bourbon marinade
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame seed
  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs


  • Mix Marinade Mix, oil, orange juice, water, soy sauce and sesame seed in small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup for brushing. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.
  • Prepare grill for indirect medium-low heat (275°F to 300°F). Preheat grill by turning all burners to medium. Turn off burner(s) on one side. Remove chicken from marinade and place on unlit side of grill. Discard any remaining marinade. Close grill.
  • Grill 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temperature of thickest part of chicken is 165°F, turning occasionally. Move chicken to lit side of grill with skin side down. Brush with reserved marinade. Turn lit side of grill to high.
  • Grill, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes longer or until chicken is charred.


Recipe by McCormick.com via WineShop at Home
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