Barbecued Honey Garlic Chicken


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A great barbecue chicken recipe with a marinade of soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic. You can also cook it under the griller.

Janet M.

Serves: 4 

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
  • oil for the barbecue

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the soy sauce, oil, honey, ginger and garlic. Heat in microwave on medium for 1 minute, then stir. Heat again for 30 seconds, watching closely to prevent boiling.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a shallow dish. Pour soy sauce mixture over, and set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat barbecue for medium-high heat. Drain marinade from chicken into a small saucepan.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Set aside for basting.
  5. Lightly oil the barbecue hot plate. Cook chicken for 6 to 8 minutes each side, or until juices run clear when skewered.
  6. Baste frequently with remaining marinade. Chicken will turn a beautiful golden brown.


If you're not cooking this on your barbecue, why not try this marinade on chicken cooked under the griller?

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Reviews (5)


Something else. This is an excellent marinade. I omitted all the directions...instead I mixed up the ingredients and put them in a large plastic bag..didn't cook ingredients first. I marinated the chicken for 4 hours. Then I baked it ...I didn't bother to baste turns a beautiful golden brown. I removed the ginger before baking. Also, instead of crushing the garlic, I minced it...yum! One thing I will do next time is put foil in the pan that I'm baking in...makes washing up much easier. This is very moist and tender. - 18 Jul 2008


Altered ingredient amounts. This recipe was alright, but lacked the true bento flavour I was after. I made a few changes: doubled the marinade, marinaded overnight and cooked on the hob. I also recommend using sodium reduced soy sauce as it was very salty. I will not be making this again. - 18 Jul 2008


Altered ingredient amounts. I give this one 5 stars. I thought it was a very easy recipe and resulted in an excellent chicken. Reminded me of an Japanese restaraunt I used to go to. I made everything as the recipe stated, except I doubled the marinade. This left me plenty for basting and drizzling. I also sprinkled sesame seeds on the sliced chicken. I served over Jasmine rice. Highly recommended. - 18 Jul 2008

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