Asian-Inspired Honey-Vanilla Chicken Recipe -
Asian-Inspired Honey-Vanilla Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Asian-Inspired Honey-Vanilla Chicken

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"One day I had an extreme craving for Chinese food, mainly chicken. So... I decided to create my own 'Sesame-Sweet-Spicy-Sour-Styled-Asian-Inspired' chicken, and here it is."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. Stir together soy sauce, orange juice, hot pepper sauce, vanilla, brown sugar, and honey until dissolved. Season with minced garlic, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Whisk in sesame oil and vegetable oil until combined.
  2. Toss chicken with marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Adjust oven rack to its top position, and turn oven on to Broil.
  4. Place chicken into a baking dish or baking sheet. Broil until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Turn chicken over, and continue broiling until no longer pink, about 5 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 19, 2007

This marinade was quite nice. I added a little more honey than the recipe stated, and some chili oil. I set it in the fridge in the morning, and by afternoon the chicken was soaked with the flavorful liquid! A little more brown sugar at the end, and in the broiler it went! Out came a delicious chicken dish! With the left over marinade I made a quick glaze, which was a nice topping for the chicken! Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 21, 2007

The ingredients didn't work well for me. I hope to never smell this marinade again. Sorry.


33 Ratings

May 15, 2007

This was DELICIOUS. I made it for my mother on Mother's Day, not entirely sure how it would turn out. It did take longer than 8 minutes under the broiler though, but that didn't really bother me. It turned out great, especially if you leave it under just a little longer to get a tiny bit of a burned edge. I found the sauce thickened once left standing, it made a great sauce to dip the chicken in for more flavor. Thanks!

Nov 24, 2008

I give the recipe 4*s and my version of it 5*s of course because it's tweeked to my personal taste buds... When I first read the ingreds it sounded like they may not go together well but surprisingly it merged to make a nice taste as a whole. I personally found the amount of oils too much and so dimmed them down some.. I also put mandarin juice instead of orange juice but a little less than instructed(which REALLY improved the taste in my opinion) and then cut back a tiny bit on the italian spices. Definitely something different yet good enough to not be "weird" tasting. Will be making it again... So thanks for sharing your creation with us!

Jan 05, 2008

This was a good, quick meal. The only complaint that the soy was too dominant of a flavor (had to double the recipe). I think we will reduce that just a bit next time...want to taste more of that vanilla. I added some green onions and sesame seeds at the end. Nice idea, thanks for the post.

Jul 02, 2009

This was quite excellent, despite my misgivings about the vanilla. I will make it again!

Jun 10, 2007

This was delicious! I didn't have orange juice or honey, so I put orange marmalade in instead. I omitted the hot sauce. Easy to put together, and cooks in 10-12 minutes under the broiler. This recipe is a keeper.

Apr 16, 2007

Delicious! I didn't want to stop eating it! More people should try it!


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  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 548 mg
  • 22%

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

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