Grilled Asian Chicken

Juicy and tender Grilled Asian Chicken smothered in a sweet and spicy Asian sauce. Less than 10 minutes of prep time!

Grilled Asian Chicken

Time to fire up the grill again. This time with a sweet and spicy Asian inspired grilled chicken breast.

This chicken is suuper easy to make. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal. It starts with a sweet and spicy asian marinade. Made with soy sauce, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil and sriracha. I use half the sauce as a marinade and reserve the rest for drizzling the chicken once it is cooked. This sauce makes an awesome marinade for veggies and meats.

Grilled Asian Chicken

I let the chicken marinade for at least an hour to soak up the sauce. It goes on the grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side.

While the chicken is on the grill I heat up the other half of our Asian marinade in a small saucepan until it’s thick and can coat the back of a spoon.

I like to serve this chicken with my Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cilantro Lime Brown Rice.

Grilled Asian Chicken

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Grilled Asian Chicken

4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Juicy and tender Grilled Asian Chicken smothered in a sweet and spicy Asian sauce. Takes less than 10 minutes prep time!


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • green onions for garnish if desired
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired


  1. Combine the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, chili sauce, sriracha, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk until combined.
  2. Place the chicken in a large plastic ziploc bag. Pour in half of the asian marinade. Seal the bag and toss to coat chicken.
  3. Place in the refrigerator for an hour.
  4. Cook chicken on the grill flipping half way through until fully cooked (about 8 minutes depending on thickness).
  5. Serve immediately with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.

Recipe Notes

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Course: Main Course
Keyword: Grilled Asian Chicken




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  • Wow-za! Talk about some killer, delicious looking chicken! Seriously, I am drooling over here… and I just finished breakfast! I am all sorts of in love with this chicken! Love the sweet, spicy sticky marinade/sauce and how easy this is to put together! Just GIMME!!! <3 Pinned!

  • How yummy!! Grilled asian chicken sounds like the perfect weeknight meal. I love that it’s simple to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Your chicken looks gorgeous too!

  • Brian Hendriks

    How about someone post a review of how it tastes? That might help[ful. Every comment is ” This LOOKS” , “This sounds” A true review is when you have made this recipe and actually give info of how you liked the results. What you would change and why.

    • Ali

      Hilarious!! I was literally thinking the exact same thing when I read your post…and it seems to have gotten the ball rolling in the direction of people who actually made the dish. YAY!! Thank you! The chicken is currently in the marinade…will have to post review later : )

    • Melody Irving

      My thoughts exactly after reading the reviews to decide whether or not I would try this versus my usual marinade.

  • P.L. Miller

    Well, I must say this has become my “go-to” recipe. I use chicken thighs which I find end up more moist. It’s quite easy to prepare and the subtle combination of flavors lends itself to the addition of others. I add a a teeny bit of tamarind which is sour plus a touch of honey for more sweetness and a splash of lime juice to counterbalance everything. I would suggest everyone use *fresh* garlic and ginger and not powdered stuff. Thanks, Kelley for this recipe! It’s the best!

  • I have to agree with P.L Miller here: Chicken thighs are the way to go!
    While i have not tried your marina, it does sound delicious and LOOKS delicious in your photos. I’ll have to try this recipe next sunday for our family dinner!

  • Susan

    I was searching today for something to make with boneless chicken breasts and came across this recipe. I just made it for dinner and my son and I could not stop eating it!! I didn’t have the chili sauce so I substituted hoisin sauce. It was DELICIOUS and so easy to make! We’ll definitely be repeating this one! I added grilled pineapple and steamed broccoli as side dishes and used the 2nd half of the marinade as the dressing. YUM!

  • I really like this recipe grilled Asian chicken. As this recipe is slightly different from the other chicken recipes. I will try this recipe at my home in next holiday. So thanks for sharing such a awesome article.

  • Wrenn

    I love this marinade so much! I throw it all in my food processor and it comes together so quick and easily. The longer you let the chicken marinade, the more flavorful it is. I try to let mine refrigerate in the marinade for 10 hours. What I don’t put in the marinade, I use as a salad dressing and serve the grilled chicken on top of a salad. SO YUM! Thanks for the recipe!