Grilled Asian Chicken

Juicy and tender Grilled Asian Chicken smothered in a sweet and spicy Asian sauce. A super easy dish that takes less than 10 minutes of prep time!

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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 super 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.

I let the chicken marinade for at least an hour to soak up the sauce. The longer the chicken marinates the more tender and flavorful it becomes. I like to make this chicken the day before and let it marinate overnight. Here’s what you’ll need:

Asian Grilled Chicken Marinade

  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce: If you do not have low sodium soy sauce you can substitute regular soy sauce with water so it’s not too salty. You can also substitute coconut aminios for a gluten free version!
  • Ginger: I prefer to use fresh grated ginger however ground ginger can be substituted in a pinch.
  • Garlic: I always have to have garlic!
  • Light brown sugar: Adds a nice sweetness to the sauce. Honey can also be substituted.
  • Sweet Chili Sauce: Adds a sweetness and tang to the sauce. This sauce can be found in the International Isle in the grocery store.
  • Sesame oil: A little goes a long way! Sesame oil gives the marinade a nice nutty toasted flavor.
  • Sriracha: Is added for a little kick. If you don’t want the spice just omit.
  • Rice wine vinegar: Gives the sauce the perfect amount of acidity. I find rice wine vinegar works best in this recipe. I do not recommend substituting any other vinegars.

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How to make Asian Grilled Chicken

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

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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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Asian Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288.9 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.04g17%
Saturated Fat 3.08g19%
Cholesterol 72.32mg24%
Sodium 1249.27mg54%
Potassium 324.26mg9%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 0.26g1%
Sugar 17.98g20%
Protein 25.4g51%
Vitamin A 93.79IU2%
Vitamin C 1.22mg1%
Calcium 31.98mg3%
Iron 1.58mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Chicken Breast, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Grilled Asian Chicken, Summer Recipes

 

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