Asian Grilled Chicken Recipe -
Asian Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Asian Grilled Chicken
See how to make a quick-and-easy marinade for tender grilled chicken thighs. See more
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Asian Grilled Chicken

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"Quick and easy Asian marinated chicken thighs! Also great with chicken breast or flank steak. Marinate overnight for best flavor."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    4 hrs 40 mins


  1. Place the soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, orange juice, sweet chili sauce, chili-garlic sauce, garlic, and curry powder in a large plastic zipper bag. Seal and knead the bag with your fingers to mix all the ingredients and dissolve the sugar. Place the chicken thighs into the marinade, squeeze out the air from the bag, zip the bag closed, and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-low heat; lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove the chicken from the bag, pour the excess marinade into a small saucepan, and bring to a full boil for about 1 minute to sterilize the marinade.
  4. Grill the chicken thighs until they are no longer pink in the middle and show grill marks, about 25 minutes, basting them generously with the sterilized marinade as they grill.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 14, 2011

Forget about bland or mild tasting grilled chicken; this piquant marinade hits all the right savory, sweet, zesty and spicy notes. I used the proportions listed, save for the fresh juice -- I zested and used the entire lime and orange (no measuring). Left bone-in chicken breasts to marinate overnight, then grilled over med-low heat to flavorful perfection. Served with a ginger dipping sauce alongside...but the sauce was barely touched.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 08, 2010

I wasn't too thrilled with the flavor. Probably would have been better with some honey or more sweetness. Good heat though. Will try again with more sweetness.

Nov 09, 2009

This is a pretty good recipe. I thought it would have been a little spicer but maybe it was because I didn't use the chili-galic sauce (I looked in 4 different stores and couldn't find it anywhere!) Overall, the recipe was great and easy to prepare. Thanks!

Sep 22, 2011

Wow...what a delicious marinade for chicken. I used chicken breasts, just because that's what we prefer, and marinated it only for two hours because I ran out of time and the flavors still came through beautifully. I loved the sweet chili sauce and the spicy chili sauce all rolled into one. I made this with Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (one of our lovely Buzz lady's personal recipe) and it made a perfect meal. This will be a definite repeat meal in my house!

Jan 20, 2011

I used more of everything spicy in this, and also added a bit of honey to balance it out. I baked the thighs at 350 for 40 minutes, then broiled. They came out sweetly spicy, and sticky red-brown, very attractive. Thanks for a perfect jumping off point to what turned out to be great chicken!

Nov 28, 2011

Oh...YUM...what a great marinade for chicken. I didn't have curry so left that out. I used fresh lime and orange juice. I did a taste test before pouring the marinade into my chicken breast bag and felt it needed a tad more sweetness, so added a tablespoon of honey and that did the trick. I also like to add a teaspoon of cornstarch to marinade that I'm going to be reheating on the stove top to use for basting. The sauce will thicken just a bit and sticks better to the meat. Any leftover makes a great dipping sauce. Thanks LoreleiLee for your submission...going on my rotation for grilling sauces.

Jun 16, 2010

Absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!! My kids loved it.

Feb 01, 2012

I saw this recommended on the Buzz and decided to try it. Very good! I made just a couple of small changes. I left out the curry powder and added 1 T. of honey as mentioned by another reviewer. I used half as a marinade and thickened the other half with a cornstarch/water slurry. Hubs used part of that to baste on while grilling, and we used the rest as a dipping sauce. The result was a beautifully grilled chicken breast with a wonderful sheen from the basting sauce. Very yummy! This is a definite do again!


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  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 20.9 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 1372 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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