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An amazing asian marinade that makes this grilled chicken fantastic!

Grilled asian chicken skewers on a white plate.
I have been grilling a lot lately. And today when I was out in the hot North Carolina heat I realized something. This summer marks two years of blogging! If you need a good laugh, click here for one of my first recipes. I started my blog using a point and shoot camera with a flash. I have definitely come a long way in the last two years and can’t believe how much I have learned and grown along the way. I am so grateful to those that have supported me in my blogging journey. 🙂

Lets talk about this chicken though. BEST CHICKEN EVER!!!!!! And when you type in all caps, you know that means business. Or that I am yelling at you. Either way this was the BEST CHICKEN EVER! 🙂    This chicken had the best flavor that I have ever experienced in a marinade. I just couldn’t get enough. Not only was the asian marinade so flavorful, the chicken was grilled to perfect juicy tenderness. I already want to make this chicken again. This is hands down the best recipe that I have grilled this summer and I know that you guys will love it too!


Grilled Asian chicken on a white plate.

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Grilled Asian Chicken

By: Alyssa Rivers
An amazing asian marinade that makes this grilled chicken fantastic!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings



  • Combine the garlic powder, rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisen sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and ginger. Combine the hot water and peanut butter until smooth and add this to the marinade.
  • Place the chicken into the marinade, and cover and marinate at least 3 hours.
  • Put the chicken on the skewers with the pepper in between. Grill on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • (Optional) While the chicken is cooking, place the marinade in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil for about 4-5 minutes and turn to low and let simmer until the chicken is done. Pour over the cooked chicken skewers for extra sauce. I always do this because I hate wasting the marinade. 🙂


Calories: 526kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 53gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 2046mgPotassium: 1121mgFiber: 2gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 1109IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. HI I was wondering if I could use a peanut butter substitute like WOW butter made from roasited soy beans since my son has a peanut allergy.

    Thank you for your time

  2. Is there an alternative to Hoisen sauce? I am sure that it is a key ingredient, but I try not to buy processed food, especially with artificial colors and flavors. Thanks.

  3. I was so excited to try this. Unfortunately, it had a bit too much tang for us from the vinegar. However, please know that I really like your blog. I think this is one of the few times that one of your recipes hasn’t been a keeper.

  4. This look soooo good. I can’t wait to try it. This might be a “duh” question, but is the 1/2 t ginger ground ginger or fresh grated? Thanks!

  5. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing your old photo/link! I love seeing how far other bloggers have come too!

  6. I’m already sick of grilling. It’s always the same old. Chicken, burgers, sausage and I can’t take it anymore. Until now… You gave me hope that I can make it to the end of summer. These grilled Grilled asian chicken bobs will be made at least three times. Thanks.

  7. In two years, you’ve gotten to an awesome point in your blogging career. I have to say, I envy you a bit because I’ve been at it for awhile, lol! But these pictures are stunning and it looks very tasty! I’m on kabob kick, so I’m sure these will make it to my weekly menu soon.