Chilli BBQ Chicken

This is a great Chinese style chilli marinade; and is excellent with barbequed chicken. Sticky, sweet and great with a salad that features lots of coriander, red pepper, cucumber, spring onion (or red onion) and fresh chilli. Jasmine Rice would also be a good match for chicken or vegetables marinated and BBQ'd like this...


  • Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1 Fresh Red Chilli
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 2cm Fresh Ginger
  • Lime Juice
  • Ketchup
  • Tomato Puree
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chicken
  • OR Vegetables for BBQing

Roughly chop a fresh Red Chilli, 4 cloves Garlic and a stick of fresh Ginger about 2cm long

Once chopped – bash them up further in a pestle and mortar (or whizz up in food processor, in which case don’t bother roughly chopping!)

Mix the squashed Chilli, Ginger and Garlic with 3 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce and 1 tbsp of Ketchup and 1 tbsp of Tomato Puree

Add a squirt of Lime Juice and some Salt and Pepper

Marinade your chicken, pork or veg for as long as you can (a day or so would be great – but half an hour would be better than nothing!).  This works well with fish too – but I might oven bake white fish with this rather than BBQ it?

When ready to eat – take the Meat or Veg out of the fridge to bring up to temperature while you pre-heat the BBQ

BBQ the Chicken or Pork until properly cooked – and if you’re using Veg instead, until there is some chargrilling on the outside, and they’re cooked

Serve with a green salad with some Coriander and Chilli – or alternatively with some Jasmine Rice

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