Sticky Asian Chicken Recipe – quick and easy chicken marinaded and broiled with sweet and spicy sauce. Perfect over rice or on salad!
Busy day ahead? If just thinking about what to make for dinner gives you a headache, take a deep breath and take a look at this recipe. We are making Asian takeout chicken right in our own kitchen! Thanks to Mary Younkin, my dear blogger friend behind the Barefeet in the Kitchen blog, and her newest cookbook, “The Weekday Lunches and Breakfasts Cookbook” we can make Sticky Asian Chicken with just a few ingredients. It’s perfect for lunch, served over a salad or for dinner, served over rice and steamed veggies.
This Sticky Asian Chicken is sweet and spicy, bursting with flavor and perfect for lunch bowls, quick dinners takeout style, simply served with a salad or in a sandwich. You can make it ahead by marinading the chicken for up to 24 hrs and then broiling it to perfection or cooking in a grilling pan.
HOW TO MAKE STICKY ASIAN CHICKEN?
Sticky Asian chicken is extremely easy to make. All you needs is 5 simple ingredients that most likely are already in your pantry: soy sauce, brown sugar, chili paste, ginger and garlic. Whisk them together and use half of the mixture to marinade the chicken. The longer (up to 24 hours), the better flavor. Next, place chicken on baking sheet and broil on both sides until done. Reduce the remaining sauce mixture and drizzle over cooked chicken. Enjoy over rice and steamed broccoli or add to Asian salad.
The combination of soy sauce and brown sugar coats the chicken and transforms into a sticky glaze during broiling. Mary also shares directions to make this dish in a grilled pan.
ASIAN CHICKEN MARINADE
I love that the sauce mixture acts as a marinade as well. It helps infuse the chicken with flavor and the rest can be reduced to a sauce to drizzle over finished dish. Mary recommends using at least 3 tablespoons of chili paste to truly make this a sweet and spicy flavor combo. You can go up to 6 tablespoons, depending on your preferences.
You need this recipe in your weekly menu!
You also need Mary’s cookbook. It will save you from trying to figure out what to make for lunch, again. This cookbook is filled with delicious AND easy recipes, each accompanied by a beautiful photo. You will have your weekly menu planned in no time and find yourself making the recipes over and over again.
MORE ASIAN CHICKEN RECIPES:
Quick Teriyaki Chicken with rice and broccoli
Ginger Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry from Barefeet in the Kitchen
Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken from Carlsbad Cravings
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STICKY ASIAN CHICKEN RECIPE
This recipe is published with permission from "The Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook" by Mary Younkin.
- 3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 to 3 tablespoons chili paste
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- chopped green onions or parsley for garnish
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, chili paste, garlic and ginger.
- Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally. Place in a freezer bag. Add half of the sauce mixture. reserve the rest.
- Close the freezer bag and place in a fridge for 6 to 24 hours to marinade.
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and arrange chicken on sheet. Broil chicken for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until done. The inside should no longer be pink and the juices run clear.
- While chicken is broiling, pour remaining sauce mixture in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until it thickens a little and is slightly reduced. Remove from heat and keep to serve with finished dish.
- Drizzle cooked chicken with sauce.
Mary recommends using at least 3 tablespoons of chili paste to truly make this a sweet and spicy flavor combo. You can go up to 6 tablespoons, depending on your preferences.
I halved the recipe for our family but feel free to use full amounts, as stated in the cookbook.