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BBQ Chicken - Hawaiian Island Inspired
Prep Time
3 hrs
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

BBQ Chicken with an Asian flair that uses soy sauce and ginger in the marinade.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: BBQ, chicken
  • 3-4 lbs. boneless chicken thighs - cut into thirds
  • 3 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup Shaoxing cooking wine or white cooking wine
  • 1 1/2" ginger - sliced
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt - optional see recipe notes
  1. Add all the marinade ingredients into a large resealable bag and mix thoroughly. Add in the cut chicken and seal the bag, pushing out as much air as possible. Marinate for 3 hours or longer. 

  2. Place chicken on grill or indoor grill pan. Cook for 5 minutes per side or until chicken pieces are cooked through. If cooking on a grill pan, move the chicken pieces around to pick up any caramelized sauce. 

Recipe Notes

Note that the salt can be left out entirely. Do not add the optional kosher salt if you do not plan on eating the chicken with some type of starch, like rice. Adding the salt will make the chicken marinade too salty.

If salt is added, do not marinate longer than overnight. 

My preferred method to cook this is on a grill pan since it allows the marinade to slightly caramelize on the pan.