Grilled Vietnamese Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This chicken is just full of flavor. Scoring the breast or thigh before marinating allows the marinade to penetrate the meat better and faster. I found this recipe in Cooking Pleasures Magazine and we just loved it. Another plus is a short marinading time that does not compromise the flavor at all. Longer would only make it better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat grill.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the chicken in a shallow glass baking dish and stir them together.
  3. Make shallow slits across the chicken breast, going a little deeper in the thick end.
  4. Make shallow slits long ways, resulting in a slight diamond pattern in the meat.
  5. Put the chicken in the marinade and make sure some gets in the slits.
  6. This only needs to marinade for 10 or 15 minutes to pick up the flavor, I believe this is because of the slits.
  7. Place on grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until no longer pink.
  8. Turn once during cooking.


Most Helpful

Perfect grilled chicken for a hot day! We paired it with a tossed green salad with sesame dressing and wonton chips, excellent!

Iandicus May 17, 2010

Very tender and flavorful! Simple and easy. Served with a slightly modified On our list to make again, thanks for sharing

MissRed1970 May 10, 2010

Very good. Lots of flavor. Everyone raved. thanks.

aronsinvest July 15, 2009

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