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Asian Inspired Marinated Chicken

A bold and flavorful Asian marinade that not only pairs perfectly with chicken but also with vegetables and other protein options. Don’t eat boring food, add a punch of flavor with this easy marinade. It’s gluten-free and can be tailored to keto, paleo, and whole30. 

  • Total Time: 3-24 hours
  • Yield: 2.5 pounds chicken (6 servings) 1x


  • 2.5 pounds of chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce, low sodium, or coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons agave, honey, or sugar-free sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil



  1. Add all of the ingredients to a jar with a fitted lid and shake well until combined, or stir with a whisk. This marinade can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Grilled Chicken

  1. Heat a skillet, cast iron skillet, or grill o0n medium/high heat. Add the chicken to the grill and turn down the heat and cook for 7-8 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
  2. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container. 


For Paleo: Be sure to use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.

For Whole30Be sure to use coconut aminos and omit the honey. 

This marinade works for 2.5 pounds of protein of choice or even as a stir fry sauce.

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: Marinate 3-24 hours
  • Category: Main Dish/Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Asian Marinade, Asian Chicken Marinade, Asian Stir Fry Sauce