This Grilled Caramelized Onion Chicken recipe is a classic with its red wine vinegar and a hint of sweetness with the jam. It takes just a few minutes to make, so great out those grilling gloves and get to it!
Do you grill in the rain or are you a fair weather griller? I laugh, as we grill in just about every kind of weather except for thunderstorms. This week is Spring Break and it was a light rainy day. Spencer and I decided to try our hand at Caramelized Onion Grilled Chicken.
It’s crazy how good it is! I hope your family loves it as much as ours.
Our family loves to eat caramelized onions!
Step One: Place your skillet on the stove top and set to medium high heat . Let it heat up for 3-5 minutes. Don’t become impatient for this one. It really does need time to come up to a nice temperature to caramelize the onions well.
Too often we like to throw the onions in after just 1-2 minutes (because it’s close enough, right? Nope!).
Step Two: Place two tablespoons of butter in the pan and let that melt. Throw in a handful of your sliced onions. Don’t add too many, as the onions will tend to “steam” instead of “caramelize.”
Step Three: Let them be. Don’t move the onions around much. Just throw them in, arrange them and let them alone for about 5-7 minutes. The onions will start to turn color on the bottom and that is when you can stir. Just make sure to wait until they are getting good and dark for the best flavor.
It takes about 10-12 minutes to caramelize the batch.
Step Four: While you are caramelizing your onions, combine the remaining ingredients in a small container and whisk it together. When onions are caramelized, pour the mixture into onions and stir to heat it through.
It is ready to be poured over the chicken – as soon as we grill it!
🔥 Grilling Instructions
Step One: Set the grill temperature to 350-375 degrees. Direct heat works the best for a fast cook time.
Step Two: Brush both sides of the chicken thigh with olive oil to help prevent sticking on the grill.
Step Three: Place the chicken on grill using the direct heat method and add salt and pepper. Grill each side of the chicken thigh for about 8-10 minutes. This will always vary slightly due to how hot your grill actually got and how well it is keeping temperature.
As always, check your poultry for correct temperature with a meat thermometer.
Step Four: Remove the chicken from the grill, let it rest for a few minutes so the juices don’t release. Top with the caramelized onion mixture and enjoy a super-fast, super-delicious dish.
Until next time, enjoy!
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Grilled Caramelized Onion Chicken
- 4-5 Chicken Thighs boneless, skinless
Caramelized Onion Topping
- 1/2 cup Raspberry Jam
- 1 tsp Ginger
- 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1/2 cup Onion chopped
- 1 tbsp Butter
Prepare Onions and Mixture
- While grill is heating up, mix the jam, ginger, vinegar and soy sauce together
- Heat butter in large skillet over high heat until butter melts. Add the onion and cook until brown. Stir until both sides are brown.
- Reduce heat to low and pour in the jam mixture and stir to heat
- Remove from oven and set aside
Grill the Chicken
- Brush both sides of the chicken thigh with olive oil to prevent sticking on the grill
- Place chicken on a grill set to 350-375 degrees
- Cook each side about 7-10 minutes
- Check internal temperature which should be at 165
- Remove from grill, let rest for ten minutes, and top with the caramelized onion mixture