Honey, Chilli Soya Sauce Chicken with a hint of lime in the Big Green Egg

Alright everyone, get the shorts, T-shirt, sun cream and sunglasses laid out. BBQ season is here! We’re going to guide you through an absolute smasher of a summer recipe that will impress whoever you’ve got over or leave you feeling content and maybe a bit too full! Our Bonk BBQ Recipe series is here!  

First and foremost, I personally think that there’s something special about chicken thighs in the Big Green Egg. The char, the flavour, there’s just that certain “je ne sais quoi.”  

Prep time: 10-20 mins (excluding marinating time)  
Cook time: 30-45 minutes 
Total: 35-55 minutes 
Number of people it feeds: Depends how hungry you are!



Chicken thighs (skin on, boneless if possible) - 1.5kg - 2.5kg  
Dark Soya Sauce 
Dried Chilli Flakes 
Fresh Lime 
Salt and black pepper  

The Marinade

Into a small bowl, mix soya sauce, a generous squeeze of lime, a sprinkling of chilli flakes and some freshly cracked black pepper. Mix until well incorporated. When soaking the thighs in the marinade, pop them in a dish skin-side down. I’ll explain why in just a bit. 


For around 12-24 hours in advance we would start marinating the chicken thighs in the sauce that we’re about to chef up!  

Next fire that Big Green Egg up and get it piping hot to 220c before putting anything in. For actually cooking you’ll want the Egg a flutter between 180c-200c while cooking. Get it up to 220c before putting anything in. Why you ask? Well, the second you crack the Egg open, some of that heat will escape and we want the chicken getting cooked to perfection ASAP. The second the smell starts lingering around your garden, you’ll be wishing you had set it off earlier!  

cracked black pepper onto the base of this skillet and place the chicken thighs skin side down. Save some of the marinade to the side for pouring over to keep the chicken super juicy and succulent.  

Look out your go-to skillet or pan you can use in the Big Green Egg, but do not put it in contact with the heat yet! Pour some salt and freshly

Pop the chicken in the Big Green Egg for 25 – 30 mins before flipping them over and putting them back on for a finishing 10 – 15 mins. Once the timer has gone off, letting you know that they’re all done, take them out, but let them sit, rest and keep cooking internally for another 5 - 7 mins.  

Place them on a wire rack, skin side up, and drizzle some honey on each of them, giving them a special little hit of sweet to contrast with the salt and heat of the marinade. If you’re really wanting to take them up a notch, hit them with an extra squeeze of lime. 

Give this a go when you get the Big Green Egg out next and let us know how you get on!   

Happy BBQ’ing!  

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