Spicy Grilled Chipotle Marinated Chicken Thighs

Spicy Grilled Chipotle Marinated Chicken Thighs

Note: Normally I do not promote specific products in my recipe, but I just can’t resist the flavor that Chipotle Tabasco hot sauce adds.

1/2 bottle Chipotle Tabasco
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
Juice and zest from 1 lime
1 tsp brown sugar
6 chicken thighs
1/4 cup water
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Add first 4 ingredients to a sealable plastic bag. Stir to combine. Place
chicken thighs in to bag with marinade. Seal the bag, removing as much air
as possible.

Shake the bag up to ensure evenly coated chicken. Allow chicken to marinate, refrigerated, for 2-24 hours until ready to grill.

Prepare grill for medium-high heat.

Remove chicken from the marinade and pour the marinade into a small
saucepan. Season both sides of the chicken with kosher salt and freshly
cracked black pepper.

Add 1/4 cup water to the saucepan containing the marinade and place over
high heat. Bring to a boil then immediately remove from the heat and reserve
for basting.

Place chicken thighs skin-side down onto the grill over medium-high heat.
Grill chicken for 8 minutes, then flip and grill for another 7 minutes or
until cooked through. Use the reserved boiled marinade to baste the chicken
frequently during the grilling process.

Once cooked through, remove from heat and allow chicken to rest for about
minutes before serving.

Chipotle Tabasco is not available here. What can I use in its place?

The company that makes it (Tabasco) ages their peppers in barrels for something like 3 years - but you can make a clone - just substitute the peppers you want to use -

1 pound fresh red tabasco chiles, chopped
2 cups distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons salt

Combine the chiles and the vinegar in a saucepan and heat. Stir in the salt and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, cool, and place in a blender. Puree until smooth and place in a glass jar. Allow to steep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Remove, strain the sauce, and adjust the consistency by adding more vinegar if necessary