We went to our friend's house for a kebab party a few weeks ago and Jason kept raving over the chicken. Since that is one of his main food staples I had to get the recipe. too bad it has taken me a while to finally make it. By poking holes in the chicken with a fork and allowing it to marinade for a few hours it really allows the flavor to be absorbed making the chicken moist, juicy and full of flavor. The brown sugar makes it a little sweet but the balsamic vinegar and soy balance it out. This is definitely a recipe we will keep. We grilled some yellow summer squash but you can have this with any grilled vegetable or corn on the cob.
Perfect Marinade for Grilled Chicken
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
up to 4 lbs of chicken
Whisk together all ingredients until the sugar has dissolved. Poke your fork into the chicken to help it absorb the marinade. Place the chicken and marinade in a big ziploc bag and leave in the fridge for about 2 hours.
Preheat the grill, add chicken and grill until cooked through.