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Chicken Thighs

with Soy Wasabi Glaze

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Chicken Thighs
Serves 6
These chicken thighs are delicious, the glaze is divine. This is a party favorite that will have guests clamoring for more. If you miraculously have leftover sauce, try it on everything from chicken wings to pork chops and even stir frys. For added flavor, try grilling the wings over a charcoal fire instead of gas. Or use the Napoleon® Smoker Tube with Cherry Wood Chips to add a hint of smoky sweetness.

Chicken Thighs

Serves: 6   


  • 12 chicken thighs, skin on & bone in
  • 2 tbsp., 30 mL Napoleon® Savory Chicken
    and Rib Spice
Soy Wasabi Glaze
  • 2 tbsp., 30 mL vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp., 5 mL sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp., 15 mL finely chopped ginger
  • ½ cup, 125 mL soy sauce
  • ¼ cup, 60 mL honey
  • 2 tbsp., 30 mL rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp., 15 mL Wasabi powder
  • to taste, salt and coarsely ground pepper
  • ¼ cup, 60 mL toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ cup, 125 mL pickled ginger


Step 1
Pat chicken thighs dry with paper toweling. Season the chicken with Napoleon® Savory Chicken and Rib Spice, pressing the seasoning into the meat.
Step 2
To prepare the glazing sauce, place the vegetable oil and sesame oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté the garlic and ginger until tender and fragrant, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce, honey and rice vinegar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in Wasabi powder. Set aside and allow to cool.
Step 3
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Step 4
Spray chicken lightly with non-stick cooking spray and place onto grill. Sear chicken thighs for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken thighs to the top rack of the grill, turn grill down to medium heat and close lid. Roast chicken thighs for 20 to 30 minutes over indirect heat basting every 10 minutes with lots of the glazing sauce. Baste chicken thighs one final time with glaze and remove from grill.
Step 5
Sprinkle chicken with toasted sesame seeds and serve with pickled ginger and extra glazing sauce on the side.

Happy Grilling!