Grilled Char Siu Chicken
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Grilled Char Siu Chicken

I made a similar dish to this Grilled Char Siu Chicken recipe a few weeks ago.

It was a pork tenderloin and I made it on the smoker.

Sooooo yummy I thought how many other ways can I use this same marinade and sauce!

The grilled chicken version was just as amazing and had such a unique flavor.

How to Make Grilled Char Siu Chicken

The sauce ingredients are all listed below.

The Shaoxing cooking wine I ordered from Amazon, everything else you can find at most grocery stores.

chicken ingredients

Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl and put 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs in a gallon size plastic bag.

Put 3/4 cup mayo in a separate bowl and add a few spoonfuls of the marinade to make a dipping sauce.

Stir and store the dipping sauce in the fridge.

And add the rest of the marinade to the bag with the chicken.

Massage the bag until the chicken is evenly coated and marinate in the fridge overnight.

marinating chicken

Then preheat your grill to medium high for a few minutes.

And grill the chicken 5 to 6 minutes per side.

chicken on the grill before cooking

You can brush the chicken with any leftover marinade from the bag, but only during the first half of grilling.

That way the marinade gets cooked off properly.

brushing chicken with marinade

Gorgeous char marks and the beautiful red color should tell you this isn’t your average, boring grilled chicken dinner 🙂

Grilled Char Siu Chicken

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chicken on the grill

Serve Grilled Char Siu Chicken with rice and the dipping sauce from earlier 🙂

We are spice freaks around here, so we also had a little sriracha as well.

Grilled Char Siu Chicken

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Grilled Char Siu Chicken

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Grilled Char Siu Chicken

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Grilled Char Siu Chicken

Grilled Char Siu Chicken

Cheri Renee
Grilled Char Siu Chicken has a Cantonese BBQ marinade and sauce, super flavorful grilled chicken that's so good served over rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cantonese, Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 328 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (or chicken breast)
  • 2 Tbsps hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsps honey
  • 2 Tbsps Shaoxing (Chinese cooking wine, I ordered from Amazon)
  • 2 Tbsps oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsps Chinese five spice powder
  • a few drops red food coloring
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • Optional: rice, sriracha

Instructions
 

  • Trim the chicken if needed and place in a gallon size plastic bag.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (except the mayo) to a bowl and stir until combined. Put the mayo in a separate bowl and add a few spoonfuls of the char siu sauce, stir and store in the fridge to use as a dipping sauce.
  • Pour the rest into the bag with the chicken and massage the bag until evenly coated. Marinate in the fridge overnight.
  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Once hot, grill the chicken 5 to 6 minutes per side. Brush with any leftover marinade in the bag only during the first half of cooking time.
  • Serve with the dipping sauce from earlier and serve with rice and sriracha if desired.
Keyword BBQ, Char Siu, Chicken, Chicken Thighs, Dinner, Easy, Grilled, Grilling Recipe, Recipe

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