Asian Grilled Chicken

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5 from 5 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes

Asian Grilled chicken is one of those perfect blends of flavors that is just magical. It is sweet and warm and umami and just taste like what the perfect marinated chicken should taste like.

Asian Grilled Chicken on a white platter.

This Asian Grilled chicken is so versatile. It is perfect to pair with so many different side dishes and honestly, it only takes a few minutes to prep and then dinner will almost make it self. IF you are a fan of asian inspired dishes and want to find even more recipes to love, check these asian inspired dishes.


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What We Love About This Asian Marinade Chicken Recipe

This recipe is so versatile because you can use it as an appetizer or a starter or use it as a main course. It will get rave reviews. This asian bbq sauce uses ginger, which is such a superfood to add to your cooking repertoire. Ginger offers so many awesome benefits.

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  • 30 Minute Meal: Prep in advance and then cook in less than 30 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Sticky, sweet and spicy are always a hit with the family.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, etc…
Asian Grilled Chicken being cut by a fork and knife.

Ingredient Notes for Asian bbq Sauce

  • Brown Sugar: That rich deep sweet tate to enhance your chicken.
  • Ketchup: Brings that tang you need to the dish.
  • Reduced-sodium Soy Sauce: No need for the high sodium, the low sodium works great here.
  • Sherry or chicken broth: The sherry makes it decadent but the broth is great too.
  • Fresh Ginger Root: Yes use the fresh here, not the dehydrated powder,
  • Garlic
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs: Chicken breast will work too. Use whichever you prefer.
Raw chicken and sauce ingredients.

Equipment Needed for Asian Sticky Chicken

How to Make Asian Marinade Chicken

These are the basic steps for making asian sauce for chicken. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Making the asian glaze for the chicken.

STEP 1: PREP

First, in a small bowl,whisk the first six ingredients. Then reserve 1 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade over chicken, making sure it is completely covered. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

STEP 2: GRILL

Next, grill until the chicken internal temperature reaches 165 degrees internally (depending on thickness of chicken 8 to 12 minutes).

STEP 3: GARNISH

Lastly, baste with reserved marinade during the last 5 minutes. Finish with chopped green onions, cilantro or sesame seeds.

Making the aisain chickenn

Prep and Storage Tips for Asian Style Chicken

HOW TO MAKE THIS ASIAN CHICKEN RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This is a great recipe to prep in advance and keep in a zip top bag or airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to grill.

HOW TO STORE THIS CHICKEN TENDER RECIPE

Always store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS MARINADE RECIPE

Truly, this recipe can be frozen in the marinade before you cook it or after cooking. It will last up to six months in a freezer safe container or bag.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS ASIAN CHICKEN MARINADE RECIPE

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Frequently Asked Questions for Asian Chicken Dishes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Using low sodium soy sauce for the marinade ingredients, also you can use gluten free sauces and/or chicken replacement if you prefer.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE SOME ACID?

Indeed, some rice vinegar will add a hit of acid to this dish, use your favorite variety. Some lime juice or lemon juice can be used as well.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, this recipe is great for a couple or a party. Gill as much or as little as you need. However, make extra, it is great for salads etc.

HEAT FOR THIS BBQ ASIAN CHICKEN?

If you like a little heat in your asian grilled chicken, stir in a little red pepper flakes, sriracha or your favorite hot sauce.

Slices of chicken on a white plate.

Expert Tips for Making This Asian Marinade for Chicken Recipe

  • Add Honey: In place of the ketchup or as well as the ketchup for a sweet tangy taste.
  • Short cut tip: Grill with a little sesame oil to enhance the asian flavor.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Cook in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Chicken tenders, breaded or plain, chicken breasts or bone in thighs can all be used for this menu.

What to Serve with Asian Grilled Chicken

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Asian Grilled Chicken on a white platter.
5 from 5 votes

Asian Grilled Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Asian Grilled chicken is one of those perfect blends of flavors that is just magical. It is sweet and warm and umami and just taste like what the perfect marinated chicken should taste like.
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients. Reserve 1 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade over chicken, making sure it is completely covered. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Grill chicken until no longer pink, basting with reserved marinade during the last 5 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Add Honey: In place of the ketchup or as well as the ketchup for a sweet tangy taste.
  • Short cut tip: Grill with a little sesame oil to enhance the asian flavor.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Cook in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Chicken tenders, breaded or plain, chicken breasts or bone in thighs can all be used for this menu.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 1647mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: chicken breast

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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