Pimm’s glazed chicken with strawberry and cucumber salad

Pimm’s glazed chicken with strawberry and cucumber salad
  • Serves icon Serves 4-6
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25-30 min, plus up to 4 hours marinating

Our delicious Pimm’s glazed chicken thighs are marinated then doused in a sticky orange glaze and then grilled or barbecued. Serve with strawberry and cucumber salad (and a big jug of Pimm’s, naturally).

Check out our 15 ways with Pimm’s for more ideas on how to use the summertime spirit.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
278kcals
Fat
11.3g (2.5g saturated)
Protein
18.1g
Carbohydrates
19.3g (18.3g sugars)
Fibre
2.6g
Salt
0.7g
Calories
278kcals
Fat
11.3g (2.5g saturated)
Protein
18.1g
Carbohydrates
19.3g (18.3g sugars)
Fibre
2.6g
Salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in free-range chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp Pimm’s No. 1
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp white miso paste

For the Pimm’s glaze

  • 100ml Pimm’s No. 1
  • 2 tbsp orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp white miso paste

For the strawberry and cucumber salad

  • 300g strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • ½ small red onion, finely diced
  • Small bunch basil, leaves picked
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Pimm’s No. 1
  • 2 tsp each lemon, lime and orange juice
  • 1 tsp sugar

Method

  1. Put the chicken in a bowl with the 2 tbsp Pimm’s, tamari, garlic, ginger, brown sugar and miso. Toss, then cover and marinate in the fridge for 2-4 hours.
  2. Put all the ingredients for the glaze in a small pan and heat over a medium heat to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5-6 minutes until thickened and syrupy. Set aside to cool (see Make Ahead).
  3. Heat/light the barbecue for direct heat (arrange the coals in the centre). Take the chicken out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. Remove from the marinade and pat dry with kitchen paper. Grill the chicken with the lid down for 20-25 minutes, turning and basting with glaze regularly, until golden and sticky and cooked through (the juices should run clear when pierced with a skewer and a digital thermometer should read 72ºC). Set the chicken aside to rest while you prepare the salad.
  4. For the salad, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Serve the chicken drizzled with extra glaze with the salad on the side.

delicious. tips

  1. Don’t want to BBQ? Cook the chicken on a ridged griddle pan or under a medium-high grill, turning several times, until the skin is crisp and golden and the meat is cooked through.

  2. Prepare the chicken and put in the fridge to marinate up to 24 hours in advance. The glaze can be made up to 1 week ahead and kept covered and chilled until you’re ready to use it.

Recipe By

Jess Meyer

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