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

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

Very good. I used it as a stir-fry sauce for chicken and veggies. I cooked diced chicken coated in 1 Tbs. cornstarch, removed from the skillet, cooked the veggies, threw the chicken back in and added the hoisin marinade. Simmered for about 3 min to let it thicken and then served over rice. It was delicious. The only changes I made to the marinade was I added 2 more Tbs of soy sauce, used only 1 Tbs of garlic, 1 Tbs of ginger, and 1 tsp hot pepper flakes.

AG0508 March 28, 2009