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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
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Main Dish/Sauce
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Asian Chicken Marinade, Asian Marinade, Asian Stir Fry Sauce
Method: Stovetop
Servings: 2 .5 pounds chicken (6 servings)
Author: Ashley McCrary


  • 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



  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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 Whole30: Be 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.