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Sweet Tea Chicken


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Sweet tea is not only a delicious drink, it works perfectly as a marinade for chicken and pork. In this video, you’ll see how to use it mixed with a sweet rub and glaze to make some outrageously good grilled chicken thighs.




  • Chicken Thighs (bone in, skin on)
  • 1/3 gallon of sweet tea
  • Favorite sweet bbq rub (we used Butcher Honey Rub
  • Kerrygold Unsalted Irish buter sliced into ½” pads
  • Agave nectar


  1. Place chicken thighs in container and cover with 1/3 gallon of sweet tea (or enough to cover all thighs.
  2. Marinate for 45 mins. Remove, pat dry and season with sweet BBQ rub.
  3. Place skin-side up into steam pan and pour ½ cup of sweet tea into bottom of pan.
  4. Disperse butter pads between all chicken thighs.
  5. Place in 320-degree Hasty Bake grill for roughly one hour, or until internal temperature hits 170 degrees.
  6. While chicken is cooking, prepare glaze by melting one stick of butter, ½ cup of sweet tea and 3 tablespoons of agave nectar. Place in grill to warm up.
  7. Once chicken hits 170 degrees, remove and drip dry. Glaze skin side of chicken with glaze and place back on grill, directly on the grates for another 15-20 mins or until internal temperature hits 180 degrees.
  8. Remove and rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  9. Enjoy!
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