Soy Marinated BBQ Chicken

Soy Marinated BBQ Chicken

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This is a quick and easy to make marinade for chicken breasts (though I'm sure it'd be equally joysome using skinless thigh fillets - fillets purely for speed of cooking), but don't leave the chicken in the marinade for more than an hour or so as otherwise the saltiness of the soy sauce will do quite horrible things to the texture of the meat!


Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes (depending on BBQ temperature!)
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  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless
  • 150ml dark soy sauce
  • 2 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown demarara sugar
  • 1 scotch bonnet chilli, coarsely chopped and de-seeded
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed with the skin left on
  • 2 cm ginger, thinly slicked


  1. Butterfly the chicken breasts and place them into a small sealable bag that just fits them
  2. Add all the other ingredients to the bag, adding the honey last so that it doesn't straight away stick to just one of the chicken breasts
  3. Seal the bag (using a bag clip is best to ensure liquid doesn't escape in the next step)
  4. Give the bag a good mix around, using your hands to mix everything together by squeezing the outside of the bag
  5. Leave the bag in the fridge for at least 45 minutes, but no more than 2 hours
  6. Remove the chicken from the bag a few minutes before cooking, discarding the marinade and bag
  7. Cook the chicken breasts on the BBQ, because they've been butterflied they really won't take too long to cook - 10 minutes is probably more than enough for a good hot BBQ!

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