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A square white plate with grilled chicken on it.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken

The flavor of this beats takeout and you can customize your spice level.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword grilling recipes, summer recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 492kcal


  • 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound chicken breasts or thighs pounded thin or butterflied


  • Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan over low heat and whisk to combine. Cook over low heat, stirring often, for 10 minutes. The sauce will thicken up considerably. (You can thin it with a bit of water or soy sauce, as needed.)
  • Preheat a grill to 400 degrees.
  • Season the chicken with a bit of salt and pepper and place on the grill.
  • Brush the sauce on the top of each piece of chicken.
  • After 4 minutes, brush the chicken with more sauce and flip it over.
  • Brush more sauce on the chicken and cook for 4 more minutes, brushing on sauce again before removing from the grill.


Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 1203mg | Potassium: 1025mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2.3mg