Hoisin Glazed Grilled Chicken

05.24.2016

The best part of late Spring? Grilling season is baaaack! Okay, that and the sunshine. I’ve been out soaking up sunshine and grilling everything lately, and I’m sure I won’t be getting sick of it any time soon. Today I felt like an Asian spin on grilled chicken so I made this easy, yet perfectly flavorful and delicious Hoisin Glazed Grilled Chicken. It starts with a store-bought Hoisin sauce but it’s kicked up with some basic pantry staples (like soy sauce and vinegar. You can even add a little honey if you want a little more sweetness to it), then there’s a few fresh ingredients, and a little Asian Five Spice Powder to keep things interesting.  This chicken can be ready in 25 minutes or less and it’s layers of flavor will leave you craving more. It has a nice blend of sweet, salty and sour – plus it has a nice background flavor from the sesame oil and the spices. If you are like me and totally appreciate a quick and easy chicken dinner that doesn’t disappoint then don’t pass this one by! It is the perfect beginning to a great summer meal and it makes for a dinner your whole family can agree on!

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Hoisin Glazed Grilled Chicken

An easy to make amazingly flavorful asian chicken recipe! The hoisin sauce is the star of the show here and it's the perfect compliment to chicken.

Servings: 4
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp peeled and finely minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3/4 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • Salt and/or a splash of honey, as needed
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing grill
  • Sliced green onions and sesame seeds, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat a gas grill over medium-high heat to about 400 degrees. Meanwhile pound chicken to an even thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet. 
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and Chinese Five Spice Blend. 
  3. Taste an season with salt and/or honey as needed. Pour half of the hoisin mixture into a separate small bowl.

  4. Brush grill grates lightly with oil. Grill chicken 4 minutes then brush both sides with hoisin sauce mixture from one bowl.

  5. Continue to grill on opposite side until nearly cooked through, about 3 minutes longer.

  6. Brush both sides (using a clean basting brush) with remaining sauce and continue to grill about 1 minute longer, or until center reaches 165 on an instant read thermometer. 

  7. Serve warm with green onions and sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Hoisin Glazed Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 978mg43%
Potassium 679mg19%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Chicken
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

3 comments

  • Ann Pierce: Looks like a very tasty dish. I love your grilling and outdoor kitchen setup. Great ideas for outdoor cooking. September 1, 2016 at 9:02am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Ann! September 2, 2016 at 2:25pm Reply

  • Heghineh: What a mouth watering recipe! I need to try this soon. Thanks for sharing. May 25, 2016 at 2:32pm Reply

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