Asian BBQ chicken

Asian BBQ chicken has the sweet, sticky flavor of everyone's favorite sauce.  It is easy to put together and most of the prep time (marinating and baking) is hands off.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 556 kcal


  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 scallions sliced
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice wine or sherry
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend garlic, hoisin, ketchup, corn syrup, soy sauce, rice wine or sherry, vinegar and five-spice powder.

  2. Set aside 1/3 cup marinade for basting.

  3. Place chicken and marinade in a pan or large plastic bag, turning to ensure the chicken is well-coated.  

  4. Refrigerate several hours or overnight

  5. When ready to cook, preheat oven or grill to 350 degrees.  

  6. Arrange chicken on baking sheet or grill.  Brush tops with marinade.  Cook for one hour, basting with marinade every fifteen minutes.

  7. Chicken is done when a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.  Remove from heat and let rest for 15 minutes.

  8. If you have leftover marinade, and wish to use it as a sauce, bring it to a boil in a saucepan on the stove, and let it simmer for ten minutes while the chicken rests.

Nutrition Facts
Asian BBQ chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 2045mg 85%
Potassium 640mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 37g
Protein 41g 82%
Vitamin A 8.5%
Vitamin C 5.1%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 15.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.