Grilled Hoisin Chicken with Mai Fun

"This makes a great alternative to traditional barbecued chicken. And the chicken is moist, tender, with a rich, nutty, Oriental flavor. Absolutely wonderful!"
Grilled Hoisin Chicken with Mai Fun created by BLUE ROSE
Ready In:
25hrs 15mins




  • The night before preparing food, mix together marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Place chicken in a ziplock bag and add marinade and seal, removing as much air as possible.
  • Refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.
  • The next day, well before preparing food, heat oil to a depth of 2-inches at 375-400F in a large skillet or use a deep fryer.
  • Add small amounts of mai fun to hot oil and allow them to cook briefly (they will puff like rice cereal and float to the top almost instantly); remove them and drain as soon as they do this and set aside to use later.
  • Whisk together ingredients for sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Bring chicken out of refrigeration and allow to warm to room temp- 30-45 min, then drain from marinade, reserving marinade.
  • Bring marinade to a boil in a saucepan, lower heat, and simmer for 2-3 minutes, then allow to cool (if it gets too thick, add a little water); use for basting chicken as it cooks.
  • Prepare grill, allowing for cooking with indirect heat.
  • Grill chicken using an indirect heat method, preferably charcoal, 45 min-75 min, depending on grill temp, or until chicken reaches an internal temp of at least 170F in the thickest part of the breast, basting occasionally.
  • As chicken nears doneness, apply sauce mixture to chicken and allow to glaze and cook onto it, then remove chicken from grill.
  • Sprinkle chicken with toasted sesame seeds.
  • Arrange a bed of puffed mai fun on a serving plate and arrange chicken on top of it; serve at once with other foods as desired.

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  1. Busters friend
    Oh boy - this hit the spot! I doubled the marinade & used it on 8 bone-in chicken thighs. Was a bit short on rice vinegar so added the juice of a lime that needed a home. Marinated about 4 hours & boiled the leftover marinade in the microwave. This made wonderful chicken with a fantastic glaze. The sauce with the grated ginger was the perfect sauce. Dh kept talking about how delicious & tender the chicken was (sopped it liberally with the boiled marinade as directed). Served with mixed vegies (lots of broccoli) & basmati rice. Thank you Sue L for a recipe we'll be using when friends come down (& for just ourselves too!)!
    Grilled Hoisin Chicken with Mai Fun Created by BLUE ROSE
    Grilled Hoisin Chicken with Mai Fun Created by BLUE ROSE
    This dish was different~ I chose to boil instead of frying the fun came out good. A nice summer dish.
  5. fryecd
    Easy to prepare and very tasty. Instead of noodles, I served the chicken over Japanese rice and added sliced green onions on top.


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