Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken

Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken

I am always looking for new recipes for grilled chicken. Our family favorite is the Grilled Chicken Marinade I posted a couple of years ago (you can see it here). It calls for coke.  Gotta love a recipe with a little coke in it!

Yesterday I was in the mood for a little something different than our standard favorite. Something spicy and sweet. I played around with a few ideas and ended up with the Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken recipe you see before you. My family loved it. (It’s not super spicy, just carries a little kick is all). I loved it. I surely hope you will love it. That would really make my day!

The chicken is super tender, I opted to use fresh chicken thighs and man…it was the right thing to do. There is something wonderful about grilled chicken thighs. They have so much flavor! I let them hang out in a simple, 4 ingredient, spicy/sweet marinade for 15 minutes and then grilled them up. We ate them with brown rice and some fabulous green beans I am planning to post on Friday. It made a great, easy, 30 minute meal. Perfect for summer.

This fabulous chicken would also be wonderful with…

bowlSesame Noodles…yum. Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken and Sesame Noodles are a match made in heaven.

Give these a try guys!

Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken

Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

1 C Sweet Chili Sauce (found in the Oriental Food section of your grocery store)
6 Tb soy sauce
2 Tb seasoned rice vinegar
1 Tb sugar
1 Tb olive oil
4 pounds chicken thighs

1. Grab some Sweet Chili Sauce. You can find this Mae Ploy brand on the Oriental food aisle at most grocery stores.


Pour 1 cup into a glass measuring cup.


2. Add 6 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Give it a nice stir to combine.


3. Take 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs and trim the fat with a pair of scissors. Place the chicken in a gallon sized zip loc bag.


4. Pour ALL BUT 1/2 CUP of the marinade over the chicken.


You are going to keep 1/2 cup to pour over the chicken once it has been cooked through.


Allow the chicken to sit in the marinade for 15 minutes.
5. Heat your grill to 325 degrees. Place a layer of tin foil on the grill and spray it with cooking spray. Grill the chicken for about 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Make sure your heat isn’t up too high. Since the marinade has a bit of sugar in it the chicken can burn quickly. Just keep an eye on it.

Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken from Jamie Cooks It Up!!


6. Heat the rest of the marinade up in the microwave and pour it over the top of the chicken. I served it with brown rice and we poured the marinade sauce over it as well. Yum!

Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken!

Enjoy !

PS…Green Bean recipe coming up next. 🙂


Post a comment!


  1. 1
    July 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

    ok you got me ! Sold, and trying it tomorrow once I get some chicken thighs. Can hardly wait for your bean recipe since I just picked up 10 lbs from a local farm.

  2. 2
    July 30, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. 3
    July 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Where’s the coke? I didn’t see it in the ingredients.

  4. 4
    Susan Yakus
    July 30, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Laurel, the coke is from a different recipe. It says at the top (recipe here). Click on the word “here” and you will see the coke recipe.

  5. 5
    August 10, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I’m confused about the cook time– my grill is at 325 (according to the thermometer on the cover), but the chicken is not even close to being 1/4 done even after 10 minutes on one side.

    Am I supposed to take the temp of the grill by shooting an IR temp gauge at the grill?

  6. 6
    Nancy Smith
    October 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I did this in a pan on the stove with boneless skinless breast. Best chicken ever and I mean it! This is a flavor I crave! Thanks Jamie!!

  7. 7
    August 23, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Finally, another use for all of that sriracha I bought! 😀 I can’t wait to try this out. It sounds delicious.

    • 8
      August 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

      I hope you love it! It’s one of my very favorites. 🙂
      Best of luck,

  8. 9
    Nelda Carinder
    July 3, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I don’t know why I haven’t found you before! Fantastic sounding recipes!!

  9. 10
    December 10, 2017 at 5:54 am

    can this be done on the Tapan on the Gaggnau unit or what is the best receipie for chicken on a Tapen please.

  10. 11
    Elizabeth Trythall
    January 25, 2020 at 10:54 am

    This chicken marinade recipe was superb!!! I just happen to have sweet chili sauce from Trader Joe’s. My guests loved it!

  11. 12
    July 19, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Made this tonight it was excellent family enjoyed it.

  12. 13
    August 3, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Our family loves this chicken! Thanks so much. ?

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