Vietnamese Marinade for Chicken

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Debi9400

Hot, sour, salty are the main flavours of this recipe from Food & Wine magazine. Optional sugar if you want a bit of sweet in there too. Note - prep time does not include 1/2 to 4 hours of marinating time

Top Review by justcallmetoni

Loved this one! It has a punchy and sour flavor with a bit of heat - perfect for those more sensitive tongues - but hot heads could even add a bit more jalpeno. I really liked the way the lime added an acidic balance to the dish in a way that brought all the flavors together. To speed up the marinading time, I cut the chicken into pieces and threaded them on skewers before popping them on the indoor grill for 2-3 minutes. I reduced the oil in half as well. Made for ZWT4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk all marinade ingrediants together in a bowl.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag and pour marinade over top.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes but no longer than 4 hours.
  4. Heat a grill to medium-high. Chicken is easiest grilled if you brush vegetable oil liberally on the grill first so it doesn't stick.
  5. Grill, with lid down for 7 to 7 1/2 minutes per side.

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