Friday, October 8, 2010

Sesame Honey Grilled Chicken

Finding a way to get a beautifully grilled, yet not too browned chicken can be challenging. Too often the marinade or grilling sauce has an ingredient in it that will burn easily. If you have trouble with this too, give this recipe a try. Not only are the ingredients delicious, it’s a beautiful color when finished grilling.

Recipe courtesy of Red Couch Recipes

1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Asian chili paste
1 to 1-1/2 pounds chicken breasts -- I used chicken thighs
1/2 cup honey
1 -1/2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 green onion, trimmed and chopped

In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, ginger, garlic and chili paste. Add chicken and let marinate for 15 minutes stirring often.

Set up a gas or charcoal grill for medium heat (350 to 400; you can hold your hand 5 inch above the cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds). Put chicken on grill and cover with lid. Cook, turning often, until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine honey and hoisin sauce. Using a pastry brush, generously baste chicken with honey glaze. Cover grill with lid and cook till honey glaze starts to caramelize, about 3 minutes. Turn chicken wings over and baste again, using the remaining honey glaze. Cook 3 minutes more, being careful not to let the glaze burn, removing pieces from the grill as they're done.

Transfer to a platter. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion. Serve any remaining honey glaze on the side.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.


  1. Too true, getting really good grilled chicken is way harder than it looks! But yours looks perfect! Love the marinade on this.

  2. This really looks good; I can almost taste it.

  3. Oooo... Yummo! Love the pic!!


  4. Took my husband years to finally get chicken right! It's not easy, and yours looks perfect! Love the flavors in your recipe!

  5. Looks mouthwateringly delicious, and all the flavors I adore! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. xo~m

  6. Okay, I am copying this recipe. It looks absolutely perfect! And I can imagine it is as delicious as it looks!

  7. I saw this in my Google reader earlier today but waited to comment until I'd eaten dinner because I just KNEW I'd love this recipe. I'm stuffed,but I still want this.... how wrong is that?

  8. Hope your weekend was delightful and relaxing at the campground. When Joni posted this it looked great and now yours does too! I'm going to give it a try!

  9. I love all those Asian flavors. The chicken looks really good, especially with all those charred grilled bits on the edges. Yum.

  10. Your Chicken recipe along with the photo looks so good.
    Thank you for sharing.

  11. We had beautiful weather for grilling this past week. This sounds like a delightfully delicious recipe!

  12. Yum, I love this combination of flavors. I prefer chicken thighs to breasts any day.


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