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BBQ Teriyaki Marinated Grilled Chicken and the Most Versatile Spice Mix Ever

BBQ Teriyaki Marinated Grilled Chicken and the Most Versatile Spice Mix Ever

  • Author: Mila
  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


An incredibly easy and uber flavorful grilled chicken recipe full of tangy and smoky flavors all made with an extremely versatile rub!




  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1.5 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of dry sage


  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 a tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 pounds chicken thighs trimmed of extra fat


  1. Combine all the DRY ingredients into an air tight jar for the rub and shake until well combined. Taste. Make sure all the flavors balance out nicely. Set aside.
  2. Combine all the ingredients of the marinade and whisk until combined. Add 2 tbsp of the dry rub to the marinade.
  3. Taste and adjust for seasoning as needed.
  4. Add chicken thighs to bowl and allow to marinade for at least an hour and up to 24 hours.
  5. Oil up and preheat the grill then place the chicken on the grill. After 4 minutes, remove the chicken and dip it into the remaining marinade and place it on the grill on the other side. Do the same exact process until the chicken is done. In total about 15 minutes. This way you end up with a beautiful glaze.
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Chicken
  • Cuisine: American, Asian, BBQ