Hoisin Glazed Grilled Chicken


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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Chicken
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 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


  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*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 978mg 41%
Potassium 679mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 4g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 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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