Total Time
6hrs 40mins
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 40 mins

Plan ahead the chicken needs to marinate for a minimum or 6 hours. There is enough marinade for about 8-10 pieces of chicken or less, but it can be doubled. This is a wonderful marinade for chicken!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Place the chicken in a large bowl or dish.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss to completely coat with the sauce.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.


Most Helpful

This was very good. I used a whole chicken, cut into pieces, 1/2 Tablespoon of ground ginger, olive oil, and didn't add any red pepper flakes. The chicken was oven baked and very tasty. I served it with white rice with 1 chopped scallion, 1 minced clove of garlic, about a tablespoon of sesame seeds, salt, and olive oil made in the rice cooker.

mle234 May 31, 2008

My aunt, uncle, cousin, cousin-in-law, grandmother and I loved it. It was simple but still fun, although I admit I toyed around with it and added some green onions which really gave it a lovely flavor! I also cut on some of the red pepper flakes as I wasn't certain how my extended family dealt with spicy things, although I like it nice and spicy. It was really an amazing marinade, and my first time using marinades it was a huge success with my family and I. The chicken was excellent, juicy and tender, just perfect!! I'm making it again, this time I hope to provide a picture! Thanks again for a wonderful marinade recipe!!!

amarilloampharos July 20, 2011

I am giving this 4 stars because although I didn't care for it, my husband thought it was good. The taste of the hoisin sauce is quite pronounced, so if you don't like it that much (I prefer it with other ingredients dominating), don't try this dish. Thanks anyway for the recipe!

Jen in Victoria, BC May 25, 2009

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