Grilled Hoisin Chicken cooks tender, moist and is loaded with flavor. The sweetness from the hoisin glaze makes this recipe so delicious.

Grilled Hoisin Chicken stacked on a white plate
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Grilled Chicken with hoisin mixture is one of my family’s favorite recipe. With my large family, we love grilling season for an easy weeknight meal or to feed a crowd.

If you are looking for some new Grilled Chicken Recipes then we you have covered. Check out these other easy to make recipes – Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs Recipe or Grilled Buffalo Chicken Breast Recipe.

What is Hoisin Chicken?

Hoisin sauce chicken creates a sweet and tangy taste to your grilled chicken breast. It helps to keep the chicken moist while grilling it and adds so much flavor.

Feel free to add more hoisin glaze after grilling for that extra boost of flavor.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients needed - chicken breasts, sliced green onions, sesame seeds, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Sliced Green Onions and Sesame Seeds (for serving) 

For the Marinade: 

  • Hoisin Sauce 
  • Rice Vinegar 
  • Soy Sauce 
  • Minced Garlic
  • Ground Ginger – You can also use fresh ginger.

For the full recipe and ingredients, scroll to the bottom of the post to see recipe card.

Variations Ideas:

  • Change Chicken – You can easily make hoisin chicken thighs with this recipe or try the sauce on chicken tenders.
  • Marinade Ingredients – Feel free to change the marinade ingredients. Add in tbsp of honey, black pepper, or any Asian Spices. You can even add in sesame oil to the marinade.
  • Cooking Chicken – We love the flavor that the gas grill gives the chicken. But you can also cook it on a charcoal grill or as a stir-fry on the stove top. We have even baked this chicken in the oven for a delicious baked hoisin chicken recipe.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Mixing marinade in a bowl

Step 1 – Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.  

Marinating chicken in the zip lock bag

Step 2 – Add the chicken breast in a large ziplock bag.  Pour the marinade on top. Then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Placing chicken on the grill

Step 3 – Place the chicken directly on the grill grate.

Cooking chicken on the grill

Step 4 – Cook chicken for 6-7 minutes per side over medium high heat. Grill until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Recipe Tips:

  • Cook Chicken – Cook chicken on a hot grill for the best results. You may need to oil the grill grates to prevent the chicken from sticking.
  • Marinating Chicken – For the best flavor, make sure to marinate the chicken for at least and hour. Keep in the fridge while marinating.
  • Chicken – When preparing your chicken, make sure that they are all even thickness. We like to even pound out the chicken or filet it.
  • Allow Chicken to rest – After chicken is done cooking, make sure you allow chicken to rest.
Grilled Hoisin Chicken sliced on a cutting board topped with chopped green onions

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Know when Chicken is Cooked:

Use an instant-read meat thermometer to check internal temperature. This make sure that the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees before removing from the grill.

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

What to Serve with Hoisin Chicken:

This grilled chicken recipe is delicious served with brown rice, white rice, or roasted bell peppers.

Grilled Hoisin Chicken stacked on a white plate

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Grilled Hoisin Chicken

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Grilled Hoisin Chicken cooks tender, moist and is loaded with flavor. The sweetness from the hoisin glaze makes this recipe so delicious.
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Let Sit 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 302

Ingredients

  • 6 Chicken Breasts
  • Sliced Green Onions and Sesame Seeds for serving

For the Marinade:

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Instructions

  • Whisk together the marinade ingredients.
  • Place the chicken breast in a large ziplock bag.  Pour the marinade on top.
  • Refrigerate and allow it to marinade for at least 1 hour up to 12 hours.
  • Then preheat your grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Rub the grill grates with oil so that the chicken does not stick.
  • Place the chicken directly on the grill grate and cook for 6-7 minutes per side until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.
  • Top the chicken with the green onions and sesame seeds. Then the chicken is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken is cooked to a safe temperature before removing it from the grill. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 302kcal, Carbohydrates 8g, Protein 50g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 145mg, Sodium 1050mg, Potassium 887mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 69IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 23mg, Iron 1mg

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