Chicken Adobo on the Barbecue


1 1/2 cups (375ml) soy sauce
1 1/2 cups (375ml) water
3/4 cup (180ml) vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
3 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 kg skinless, boneless chicken thighs


1. In a large saucepan mix together soy sauce, water, vinegar, honey, garlic, bay leaves and pepper. Bring to the boil and add chicken. Reduce heat, cover and cook 35 to 40 minutes.
2. Remove chicken with tongs onto paper towels and set aside.
3. Discard bay leaves. Boil the soy sauce mixture until reduced to about 1 1/2 cups.
4. Meanwhile, preheat barbecue to a high heat and lightly oil the hotplate.
5. Cook chicken on the BBQ for about 5 minutes on each side, until browned and crisp. Serve with the reduced soy sauce mixture.