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Skinny Sticky Storecupboard Barbecue Chicken

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Yield: Serves 2-3 1x
  • Category: Barbecue
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


This is my favourite go-to barbecue marinade for the barbecue, and it is also low in all those things that make bottled sauce more of a treat option, too!


  • 6 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs 
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 tbsp Soft Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Fennel Seeds
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper 


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a big dish (I crush the fennel seeds between my fingertips to release more flavour), and season with sea salt and pepper.
  2. Add the chicken thighs, making sure they are well covered with all the marinade. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
  3. Barbecue until the chicken is cooked through when you’re ready to eat!