Hoisin Glazed Grilled Chicken

Published May 24, 2016. Updated August 17, 2017

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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
Prep12 minutes
Cook8 minutes
Ready in: 20 minutes



  • 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. 
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and Chinese Five Spice Blend. 
  • Taste an season with salt and/or honey as needed. Pour half of the hoisin mixture into a separate small bowl.
  • Brush grill grates lightly with oil. Grill chicken 4 minutes then brush both sides with hoisin sauce mixture from one bowl.
  • Continue to grill on opposite side until nearly cooked through, about 3 minutes longer.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.