Main Dish | June 3, 2014

Grilled Asian Chicken Marinade // How to Grill Chicken

Teryaki Chicken on plate
Today’s Recipe is a simple quick and delicious chicken marinade. It’s got a whole lot of flavor and so simple to throw together. Best part, you really only need to marinate for an hour or less. I’m also going to share with you a few tips on grilling a great moist chicken breast! Hope help give you some confidence on the grill.

Grilled chicken is my go-to weeknight dinner. Easy to thaw and throw on the grill. When I’m not filling super creative, I throw some rice in the rice cooker, dish up some sautéed veggies (or raw), and serve with some grilled chicken. Dinner is done. Quick, healthy, and kids love it.

Grilled Asian Chicken on plate

Tips for Grilling Chicken:

  • Start with a clean grill. Using a grill brush, brush off any remaining char from the last time you grilled. This helps avoid sticking and extra char getting on your meat. Do this at the beginning of cooking rather than the end. The char at the end of the cooking helps to protect the grill grate, even help avoid rusting. Kind cool huh?
  • Give the grill a little pat with some oil. You can just use an oiled paper towel to pat the grill. (Use tongs if the grill is already hot!)
  • For quick even cooking, thaw chicken completely. My favorite thawing method is to fill the sink with hot hot water and put the chicken directly in. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and chicken will be thawed. (Be sure to disinfect sink when done!)
  • Marinaded chicken is great, makes flavor penetrate the meat. When using marinades or rubs, add a little oil so that the flavor sticks to the meat.
  • For a gas grill cook chicken on medium medium/high heat. Keep grill covered- this helps keep any moisture and heat in cooking the chicken more throughly.
  • Stop grilling as soon as the chicken is done! Overcooking will dry out the meat. If your skeptical about doneness… use a meat thermometer. (165 deg F for Dark meat, 160 deg F for White)

If you’re getting your grill on be sure to Hashtag it with #getyourgrillongirl ! We will be checking out your photos!


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Grilled Asian Chicken Marinade
Grilled Asian Chicken Marinade
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
30 mins
Total Time
25 mins

It’s got a whole lot of flavor and so simple to throw together. 

Course: condiment
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: grilled chicken marinade, marinade for chicken
Servings: 1 chicken
Calories: 743 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 3-4 boneless skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 C Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 C Water
  • 2 T EVOO
  • 1/8 C Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 3 cloves of Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 T Brown Sugar optional but yummy
  1. Thaw chicken.
  2. Place chicken and all ingredients in a large ziplock.
  3. Allow to marinate for at least 30 mins or as long as desired. (up to a day in the fridge.)
  4. Grill up and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Asian Chicken Marinade
Amount Per Serving (1 c)
Calories 743 Calories from Fat 2655
% Daily Value*
Fat 295g454%
Saturated Fat 86g538%
Cholesterol 4148mg1383%
Sodium 6477mg282%
Potassium 24786mg708%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1481g2962%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 357mg36%
Iron 36.9mg205%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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