Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rum Island Thighs




Found this recipe in my stack of recipes that I've had for years.  It came from Newsday, which is a Long Island newspaper.

Ingredients:

6 chicken thighs

Marinade:
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, strained
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, strained
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, about 1 clove
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons rum*
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil spread


Directions:

Place chicken thighs in non-metallic dish or resealable plastic bag. Set aside.

To make marinade, place juices, soy sauce, Worcestershire, sugar, zest, garlic and cayenne in sauce pan over medium heat. Stir to combine. Heat and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in rum and oil. Set aside to cool. When cool, stir in cilantro and pour mixture over thighs. Cover or seal bag and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or overnight. Turn chicken occasionally while marinating.

 Preheat grill and lightly coat grill rack with oil or cooking spray. Remove chicken from marinade and place marinade in sauce pan. Heat marinade to boiling, reduce heat and add butter. Simmer 5 minutes. Divide sauce, reserving half for basting chicken when grilling and half for serving. Place chicken on prepared grill 4 to 6 inches from heat source. Grill over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning and basting often. Continue grilling an additional 8 to 10 minutes without basting, until glazed and chicken reaches 170° F on meat thermometer. Juices should run clear when chicken is pierced with fork. 

Discard any remaining basting sauce.

* If you don't have a Rum you can substitute-  Water, white grape juice, pineapple juice, apple juice or apple cider, or syrup flavored with almond extract. Substitute equal amounts of liquid.

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88 comments:

  1. This looks Good Linda. One I will try. I have everything but the rum. I might even buy a pint just for this. I hear its good with coke. After reading about Max I could use a small glass.

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    1. Yeah Dottie, after Max was attacked I should of had a few! If you were here with me you could of joined me!

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  2. I love this and will have to give it a try too. They look so darned good.

    Dottie, if you don't want that much rum, they have the mini bottles too at some stores and it would be just a little over 2 tablespoons.

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    1. Gabe is the master at the BBQ and he did a great job cooking them!

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  3. This sounds so good. I have some rum I have had here for years, might be a good way to use it up. I really love the ingredients in the marinade. Going to try this one soon.

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    1. Rum doesn't go bad as far as I know. Good way to use it up!

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  4. Pinned so that I can make this soon! I love marinades like this, and so do my kids. I bet this chicken is amazing! :)

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    1. I love old recipes and I forgot about this one till I found it in my mess. I guess it pays not to toss out anything! LOL

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  5. Ohhhhhhhh I WANT! Gonna add peanut oil to the grocery list and give this one a try soon. It looks and sounds DELICIOUS Linda!

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    1. You know us- chicken is always on the menu!

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  6. Hi! You linked these up with My Week in Review instead of Try a New Recipe Tuesday. Here is the link for this week's Try a New Recipe Tuesday: http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2015/06/try-new-recipe-tuesday-june-30th.html Hope you can join us!

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    1. Hi Lisa- I tried to delete the post which is in the wrong post. It wouldn't delete and please go in and delete the wrong one.

      I added the chicken to the party and thanks for hosting!

      Have a safe and Happy 4th of July,

      Linda

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  7. This looks so good, I will have to try them and any excuse to get rum works for me! My preference is Captain Morgen., which makes lovely summer "boat drinks". I was playing around with a white cake mix and added so me rum and orange grand something it was tasty

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  8. So happy to find this at the Homemaking party I will be pinning this to cook soon!

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    1. Thanks! Come back and let me know if you liked it.

      Happy 4th of July.

      Linda

      Thanks for the pin!

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  9. Hi, I popped over from The {Not Just} Homemaking Party. Looks yum, and thanks for the extra options :)

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    1. I know some people aren't into rum and wanted to just help out a little.

      Linda

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  10. Pinning this to try later. Looks delicious!

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    1. We sure enjoyed it and hope you do also!

      Thanks for the pin.

      Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

      Linda

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  11. This looks delicious.I'd like to try it.Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by.

      Have a safe and happy 4th of July

      Linda

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  12. Chicken thighs are my favorite part to grill and I always love new recipes for them. This sounds delicious!!

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    1. I'm always on the lookout for new chicken recipes and it pays not to toss the old ones that I ripped out of newspapers and magazines!

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  13. So....I may have drooled a little! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. I was lucky to get a photo. Gabe was hungry and wanted to eat and he was the one who did the grilling!

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  14. Just the name of this recipe makes me want to make them immediately! The only ingredient I don't have on hand is the rum which is pretty much a great excuse to buy a bottle. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Meg-

      Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

      Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

      Linda

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  15. This looks delicious and a perfect summer flavor. Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Party!

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    1. Thanks!

      Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

      Linda

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  16. Sounds wonderful! We like chicken thighs so I think I will try this recipe.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it and come back and let me know what you thought!

      Have a safe and happy 4th of July

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  17. Hi Linda, I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: BBQ over at Carole's Chatter to add this to the recipe collection! Cheers!

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    1. Hi Carole-

      Thanks for the invitation!

      Linda

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  18. Did you say Rum? Now I just got back from the Dominican Republic and have to say I am now in love with a bit of Rum, and you went and made chicken thighs? Oh my heavens, this recipe is definitely a keeper. Have a wonderful weekend and happy FF!

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Bet you had a great time in the Dominican Republic. When we traveled I loved the rum punch they always gave us when we arrived at the resort!

      Hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

      Happy 4th!

      Linda

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  19. I love how you have a rum substitute. And, I just love when I run across an old recipe. Happy FF, and have a fabulous weekend! :D

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    1. Hi Kaila

      I am downsizing so I need to get rid of cookbooks and all my extra recipes I have piled up. When I found this I remembered always adding it to the make list. So happy we finally got to enjoy it!

      Linda

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  20. I've made a marinate similar to this before and it is yummy! The chicken just melts in your mouth. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. That is one delicious looking recipe I feel like making it now.
    Thanks so much for bringing such a yummy recipe to Fridays Blog Booster Party
    Kathleen

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  22. What a wonderful marinade, I've used bourbon before but not rum...did you use regular or dark? Have to try this one. Thank you for posting.

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    1. I usually don't drink rum and had some left over from rum balls I make at Christmas. It was light rum.

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  23. Am trying not to snack this late at night but your recipe is making me hungry! Maybe I'll just have a drink...with rum... :)
    Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty ! Looking forward to seeing you back next week.

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    1. I'll be back next week with a pudding you don't want to miss. It's healthy and oh so good!

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  24. Saw this on the link up. I may have to try this! Thanks!

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  25. I'm drooling right now! This looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks for the pin and Tweet Kim!

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  26. Yummy! I'm always on the lookout for chicken marinade recipes. We grill a lot of chicken in the summer and it's fun to play with different flavors. Putting this one on the menu!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  27. Thanks for linking up to Happiness is Homemade #79! pinning this also!

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  28. I love knowing that other people have recipe piles for YEARS!! ;) I am a fan of chicken thighs and this sounds like a delicious marinade- love all of your alternatives to the rum as well. Hope that you had a wonderful July 4th weekend!

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    1. Oh, you should see what I have left to sort through. I love recipes and I seem to have them all around the house.

      Yes, it was great. I got to go to Greenport and see the Tall Ships. Hope you had a fun time also.

      Pictures coming soon on that one!

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  29. Yum - that looks so good! #Pintorials

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  30. I bet the family devours this chicken thighs. Thank you for sharing at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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    1. So do I ! They are such a good buy.

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  31. Wow this chicken marinade recipe looks so good! Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J

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  32. This looks so delicious! YUMMY!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Hubby did a great job cooking them on the grill- they were SO good!

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  33. This looks great!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

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    1. Morning Elaine- I was at the party this morning bright and early! See you next week Thanks for hosting

      linda

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  34. Your Rum Island Thighs look fabulous, can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. See you in the morning Miz Helen!

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  35. I can't wait to try your recipe-it looks delicious!

    Thanks so much for joining the #sundaysdownunder link up. I've pinned your post.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Natasha!

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  36. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe; I've pinned it for future reference. And thank you for joining Grace at Home--I'm featuring you this week!

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    1. Thank you SO very much Richella! I hope you enjoy it.

      Linda

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  37. These do look delicious, Linda. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Please join us again this week:-)

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  38. These sound so good! Thanks for sharing at What'd You do This Weekend?! ;)

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    1. Hi Joy- Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Hi Linda, stopping back to let you know that we made this Rum Island chicken this weekend and it was so good! We are up at our lake house in Grand Isle, VT and I didn't have access to all of the ingredients here on the island, but it was still delicious with the substitutions that I made i.e. chicken breasts instead of thighs, olive oil instead of peanut and ground coriander instead of fresh cilantro. Thanks again for the recipe!

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    3. I am SO happy you enjoyed it!

      Enjoy the lake- sounds beautiful.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  39. Yum! I love trying new chicken recipes. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

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    1. I'm with you on new chicken recipes! Do you have any special ones that you would like to share?

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  40. Yum, that looks delicious! I bet this would make a great freezer meal, as well. Thanks so much for sharing at the Homemaking Party. I wanted to let you know that I've started a weekend link up on my new blog, Big Family Frugal (.com) and would love to have you join me there, as well. It's up now and the new one starts every Friday.

    Hope you're having a great week!
    Blessings,
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah- I got your email( thank you) and I posted a few recipes at the NEW party which I'm so excited about!

      YOU will be seeing me there every week!

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  41. Oh yum!! These look delicious! :-) Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! Hope to see you back Sun night 9PM EST! :-)
    Cathy

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    1. Hi Cathy- I was there with some kid friendly treats that I also love!

      See you next week and thanks for hosting

      Linda

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  42. Yum, this sounds delicious, perfect for summer grilling and I love the name! I hope to give this a try soon. Also, this is one of my favorite posts from last week at What'd You Do This Weekend? and will be one of my features at tomorrow's party, I look forward to seeing you then! :)

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    1. Hi Joy- Thank you SO very much!

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  43. I can NOT wait to try this! I love all the flavors and my hubby loves chicken thighs! I am so glad you shared it with us over at Country Fair Blog Hop! I can not wait to see your next stuff when we open up on August 1st!
    Jan @ Tip Garden

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    1. Hi Jan

      I love sharing recipes at the Country Fair Hop!

      Hope you enjoy it as much as we did....

      Now to see what I can bring to the party!

      Hugs
      Linda

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