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Spicy Sweet Chicken Marinated With Soy Sauce

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“This is fabulous and so easy! I don't even care for soy sauce that much, but this was wonderfully tender and sweet and spicy. You can use whole chicken legs instead of breasts if you prefer. This is a recipe from The Asian Grill that I modified quite a bit.”
4hrs 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together soy sauce and sugar until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add sesame oil, garlic, and scallion. Stir well.
  3. Poke several holes in each chicken breast so they can soak up the marinade.
  4. Place marinade and chicken in large plastic baggie, remove air, and shake to coat chicken in marinade.
  5. Refrigerate 3 1/2 hours, turning the bag about every half hour to redistribute the marinade.
  6. Prepare an indirect fire on a charcoal or gas grill (this is when you grill the meat, but not directly over the heat source, I used the 2nd rack near the top of my gas grill).
  7. Grill chicken, turning about every 5 minutes, until cooked through. Cooking times will vary depending on your cooking conditions. It took me about 25 minutes.
  8. ENJOY.

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