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.

Grilled Asian Chicken Recipe on the BBQ

Grilled Asian Chicken Recipe

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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Grilled Asian Chicken Recipe on plate

More Easy Marinades for Chicken

You can definitely use different sauces or bottled marinades for this grilled chicken:

  • Soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce adds a great savory flavor
  • You can use your favorite bottled bbq sauce !
  • 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 lots of great hot sauces out there for those of you who love that spicy kick. There’s so many options here so give them all a try! If you’re craving another great Asian chicken recipe, try this wonderful Kung Pao Chicken!

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Grilled Asian Chicken

If using chicken breasts, we sliced them horizontally to make them thinner for quicker grilling and also to avoid drying out the chicken breasts while cooking. Chicken thighs are juicy already and we don’t usually thin out the chicken thighs. 
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  • 2 pounds (907 g) boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/4 cup (4 ml) chopped cilantro


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) oyster sauce or hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) brown sugar
  • 3-4 cloves (3 cloves) garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) curry powder , optional
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste


  • 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!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 526kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 48g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 145mg, Sodium: 973mg, Potassium: 533mg, Vitamin A: 255IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 1.8mg

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