Whiskey-Orange Glazed BBQ Chicken

Bold, spicy, sweet, tangy…BBQ sauce generally has the same overall flavor. So why not try something a little different this time?

This Whiskey-Orange glaze is a perfect combination, and is fantastic brushed over BBQ chicken. The whiskey adds the sour, orange and honey add the sweet, and a few extra ingredients add a bit more punch to round out all the flavors.

If you’re not a drinker, don’t worry about the whiskey – all the alcohol will be burned off during cooking (or you can replace the whiskey with soya sauce if you like).



Whiskey-Orange Glazed BBQ Chicken

Marla Hingley
Orange, honey and whisky - the perfect finger-lickin' chicken glaze combination!
Prep Time 6 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Servings 8



  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup whiskey
  • 2 tsp Sriracha GF chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp thyme or 1/4 cup fresh
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 8 chicken pieces
  • Salt and pepper


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp Sriracha GF chili sauce
  • 2 tsp whiskey
  • 1 tsp GF Dijon mustard
  • Zest of 1 orange


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper, and place in a covered dish or in a large zipper lock bag.
  • To prepare marinade, whisk together all ingredients together, then pour over chicken. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, to overnight.
  • Grill chicken over medium heat, until cooked throughout, about 30 minutes.
  • While chicken is grilling, prepare glaze. Whisk together all ingredients and generously brush over chicken (both sides) for last 5 minutes of cooking.
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See also
Chicken-Tahini Lettuce Wraps

[hr]FAQ: Is Whiskey Gluten Free?


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