When planning your Summer bbq menu, add this grilled Asian chicken recipe to your list and you’ll make a ton of hungry friends happy. It’s the best grilled chicken recipe with Asian flavors.
Our grilled Asian chicken has so much great flavor because we use fish sauce. Now, please don’t be scared of fish sauce just yet because once you understand it’s flavor power, you’ll be more comforting in using more in your cooking. Sure, fish sauce it can be intimidating because of the strong smell but using just a little bit does a long way. When you’re making this grilled Asian chicken recipe, you’ll smell and taste the amazing savory umami flavor and it won’t taste fishy at all. But if you still want to stay away from fish sauce then you can always use soy sauce which adds a different layer of delicious savory umami flavor. This grilled Asian chicken is great on tacos for delicious Asian tacos and Kim chi Korean pickles. Or serve it on salad or rice. There’s so many wonderful ways to serve this grilled Asian chicken. You’ll be so happy with the great Asian flavors that you’ll have to make a double batch!
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You can definitely use soy sauce to marinade this grilled Asian chicken recipe or if you love bbq sauce, just use that! Hoisin and oyster sauce would be other good options for this grilled Asian chicken marinade and all those would give tons of wonderful flavor. There’s so many options here so give them all a try!
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- 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Stir together all marinade ingredients (oil, fish sauce or soy sauce, oyster sauce or hoisin, brown sugar, garlic, onion powder, curry powder, salt, and pepper), in a bowl or large ziplock bag.
- Add chicken and to the marinade and chill for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
- Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. Scrape the grill grates to make sure they are clean.
- Remove chicken from plastic bag/bowl and discard excess marinade. Grill the chicken for about 2-4 minutes per side, or until slightly charred and the chicken is cooked through.
- Sprinkle chopped cilantro on chicken and serve in a sandwich, or with a side of veggies or rice. Or make it into a taco!