Sticky Asian Glazed Chicken

Tender and juicy chicken breasts that get coated in a sticky sweet asian sauce.  This meal is ready in just thirty minutes and the flavor is awesome! 


Isn’t life just so dang busy?  And now that it is starting to warm up outside we soak up the sun any chance that we can get.  But if there is one thing that I alway try to do is have a meal ready for my family each night.   We really do enjoy coming together at the dinner table and talking and joking around.  So I really love when I am able to create an easy and delicious meal!

You have probably noticed by now that I love asian flavored meals on the blog.  Some of my most popular recipes are asian inspired dishes and they are to die for.  My favorite food is Chinese and I have been able to create restaurant quality dishes in my kitchen.

This meal instantly became one of my top five asian recipes with the first bite!


The sticky and sweet sauce on these bad boys is absolutely incredible.  It is made with a delicious sauce of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sweet chili sauce, brown sugar and a squeeze of a fresh lime.  Don’t all of those flavors combined sound amazing?  I love how thick and sticky the sauce is glazed over the chicken.

And the very best part… it is ready in just 30 minutes.  So you are able to bring a delicious asian inspired meal to your family in no time at all!


Our family absolutely loved this meal!  Everything about this meal turned out perfect.  From the tender and juicy chicken to the sticky and sweet asian sauce.   All you need to do is garnish with some sesame seeds and chopped green onions and you have an easy restaurant quality meal right at home!


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Sticky Asian Glazed Chicken
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Tender and juicy chicken breasts that get coated in a sticky sweet asian sauce. This meal is ready in just thirty minutes and the flavor is awesome!
Serves: 4
  • 1 Pound thinly sliced Chicken Breasts, or boneless chicken thighs*
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoons ginger, peeled and grated
  • Pinch of dried red pepper flakes, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • Juice of one lime
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add 1 Tbs of olive oil. Add the chicken and salt and pepper. Cook chicken about 3 minutes on each side or until thermometer reads 165 degrees and brown on each side. Set chicken aside on plate.
  2. In the skillet whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sweet chili sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes, garlic and lime juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens. **
  3. Add chicken back to the sauce and coat each side with the sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
* I like to use thinly sliced chicken breasts if I am pan frying them so they cook quickly and evenly. But in this recipe I used regular boneless chicken thighs.
** You can also prepare the sauce in a medium saucepan without removing the chicken from the skillet and baste. I just like to only dirty one pan. 🙂



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I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.
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  1. Hi! Your recipe reads “pound thinly sliced chicken” breast or thighs, but you clearly have not done that in the photos. How does this discrepancy affect cooking times? Looks delicious.

  2. oh yummy!

  3. Kathy Mader says:

    The sauce in this recipe is scrumptious. I’m not used to cooking thighs and I was afraid I overcooked them a tad (or maybe the texture is just different from white meat). I can’t wait to try this recipe again. Truly delicious!

  4. Trina Hutchins says:

    Hi, I have made this a couple of times in the last few weeks. It is delicious! I have a problem getting it to thicken though. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I am doing wrong. The flavor is great, I just want it to coat the chicken better. Any advice?

  5. The sauce in this recipe is delicious, only it has enough heat that you really don’t need to add any more red pepper flakes! My sauce didn’t get that thick, but still…VERY tasty!

  6. This recipe was great! 5 stars! I am making it a second time in three days! My whole family loved it!

  7. Its A great recipe if you want to thicken the sauce up I just add some of the sauce to a little bit of cornstarch in a bowl mix then add it to the pan I also bake mine in the oven and use whole breast also I add a little butter lol…..I make the sauce on the stove top then add the chicken back to the pan and bake yum yum thanks for the recipe

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