Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Thighs

Jolayne Cooper


I am a member of the Cooking Club. I occasionally test recipes for their publication. This is one that I was asked to test. Everyone loved it then and they continue to love it when I make it. It is so moist and has just a little different flavor than usual. The recipe calls for grilling, but I have also baked it in the oven.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
30 Min


  • RUB

  • 2 Tbsp
    five-spice powder*
  • 2 Tbsp
    hungarian paprika
  • 2 Tbsp
    coarse salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 16
    bone-in skin-on chicken thighs

  • 1 c
    hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    five-spice powder*

How to Make Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Thighs


  1. Combine all rub ingredients except chicken in small bowl; sprinkle over both sides of chicken.
  2. Heat grill. Combine all glaze ingredients in small bowl. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or coals 4-6 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Grill, covered, an additional 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning and brushing with glaze every 5 minutes.
  4. TIP *Five-spice powder is a prepared seasoning that often includes star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds and pepper. It can be found in the spice or Asian foods section of the grocery store.

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About Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Thighs

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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