Sicilian Style Grilled Chicken Thighs

28 May 2024

Sicilian Style Grilled Chicken Thighs

| easy | Serves 2


  • 6 Lrg Boneless Chicken Thighs (Skin on)
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 Red Onion, Sliced Finely
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, 2 sliced Finely & 3 Minced
  • 2 Tb Sp Fresh rosemary, Finely Chopped
  • 6 Basil Leaves
  • 1 Handful Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Zest & Juice 1 Lemon
  • 3 Tb Sp Roasted Pistachio, Chopped Roughly
  • 2 Tb Sp Caster Sugar
  • 1/4 Tb Sp Smoked Paprika
  • 60mls Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tb Sp Tomato Puree (or red pesto)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Syrup to Dress
  • Sea Salt & Freshly grd Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil



Marinate the chicken thighs

Marinate the chicken thighs by drizzling with a little olive oil, sprinkle over sea salt, chopped rosemary and the zest of 1 lemon.


Add a little olive oil

Add a little olive oil to a pan, add the onion and allow to fry until softened.


Add the peppers & garlic

Add the peppers & garlic and allow to fry until softened.


Add the chopped rosemary, sugar, tomato paste and vinegar

Add the chopped rosemary, sugar, tomato paste and vinegar and allow to stew until a thick sauce has been achieved. Season and set aside!


Heat the bbq to 250c

Heat the bbq to 250c, place the chicken thighs skin side down on the grill rack and allow to cook until beginning to crisp.


Remove the thighs

Remove the thighs and place skin side down on the warming rack and cook for a further 8-10mins until reading an internal temperature of 75c minimum.


Place it back on the grill

Once the chicken is cooked place it back on the grill skin side down until the skin is beautifully crisp.

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Assemble the pepperonata

Assemble the pepperonata on a serving plate/dish, top with the chicken, dress with fresh basil, balsamic syrup (or pomegranate molasses), toasted pistachio and the fresh basil leaves & enjoy!

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Recipe Author

Recipe Author


Jonny (@Smoke_Shack_Ni) is an outdoor cooking enthusiast. Cooking everything from BBQ to Pizza in his backyard in Northern Ireland. He loves nothing more than creating new exciting recipes in his various BBQ’s & Pizza Ovens. Whether it be an epic Seafood Grill, Smoked Meats or Simple Chicken Wings etc you can see it all on his food blog page.

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