Guava BBQ Chicken Thighs


Guave BBQ Chicken Thighs

Yesterday I had the day off and I decided to take advantage of it.  I spent the day cleaning up my house and experimenting in the kitchen.   I left for the grocery store with one idea in mind and by the time I finished shopping and got home I had another.  First I was going to do a simple guava glaze over the chicken, but I couldn’t find any guava jelly.  Instead I got some guava paste but I was pretty sure that I was going to have to scratch the glaze idea because the paste is so much denser, so I figured I would do a BBQ instead.  Then for some reason, don’t ask me why I though why don’t I put some chocolate into this? 

When I got home all I had in mind was guava and cocoa powder.  I basically just started throwing things in the pot.  I tried to keep track of how much of what I put in there and I think I did ok.  Measurements aren’t exactly my thing when I cook. I just add a little of this….a pinch of that and so on.    At first I thought I was making a mess, but I was very pleased with the final result and Hubby gobbled it up.   I served the chicken with yellow rice and pigeon peas, which is somewhere else on this blog.  😀  I hope I got this all down right.  I may comeback and tweek this post in the future. 😀

Guava BBQ Chicken Thighs

6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 cup of guava paste
1 Tbs cocoa powder
1 Tbs olive oil
3 large cloves of garlic, pressed
1 Tsp lime juice
1/2 cup water
2 Tbs ketchup
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbs onion powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
salt & pepper to taste
cilantro, to garnish


Trim fat off of chicken thighs.  Place chicken in a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt & pepper, set aside.

Preheat broiler to norm.

Heat oil in a sturdy pot and saute the garlic, add guava paste, lime juice and water.  Stir constantly at a medium-high heat, until guave paste dissolves and it’s smooth. 

Add in the remaining ingrediants, cook on a medium-high heat for about 5 mins, constantly stirring.

Pour sauce over chicken and completely coat chicken, reserving abt 1/4 cup. 

Cover broiling pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.  Place chicken on pan and broil for 7 minutes on each side, or until done, brushing sauce over chicken 1/2 way through.     

Serve hot, garnish wiht cilatro.



    • Meseidy says

      You can find guava paste in any grocery store, in the hispanic food section. It comes in a large flat can or tin. It is about 5 inches wide and 1 1/2 thick. I use the Goya brand one.

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