4th July Spicy Honey Garlic Teriyaki BBQ Chicken
A few years ago my friend Noel and I started a crazy tradition. It actually started out of pure laziness (as would many traditions I would venture to guess). We wanted to BBQ and grill on the 4th of July but we couldn’t motivate to get the equipment, let alone fight out millions of NYers for the few sacred grilling spots available in the park. So we decided to get some grilled meat that’s put through a broiler at 1000F or whatever extreme temp they fire their ovens at Peter Luger’s. That was a good tradition because while millions were outside grilling in the heat, we were able to walk in without reservations and get a table inside in the AC. But we found out that on the weekends, it’s just simply impossible to get a walk in spot. So this year with the 4th on a Sunday, we decided to grill indoors over a hotplate on the stove at his gf’s place (hey, we had to continue the laziness tradition). Noel created a teriyaki sauce and it was pretty awesome. I slightly modified the recipe here and tried it on the grill a week later:
6 thighs or drumsticks (preferably with skin).
1/3 cup of soy sauce
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
2 teaspoons of rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
3-4 cloves of garlic sliced
1 red hot dried chili pepper (diced)
1 tablespoon of honey or syrup
Mix everything and coat the chicken. Allow to marinate at room temp for at least 15-20 mins.
Grill over med high coals. If the coals are too hot, cover to reduce the temp. After flipping the chicken, coat with extra sauce and continue to grill. Enjoy!