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

An incredibly easy and uber flavorful grilled chicken recipe full of tangy and smoky flavors all made with an extremely versatile rub!
Course Chicken
Cuisine American, Asian, BBQ
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 312 kcal
Author Mila



  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
BBQ Teriyaki Marinated Grilled Chicken and the Most Versatile Spice Mix Ever
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 2440mg 102%
Potassium 542mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 32.2%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 13.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.