Sesame-Ginger Grilled Chicken

Sesame-Ginger Barbecued Chicken
Photo: Jim Krantz
Prep Time:
10 mins
Grill Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
22 mins


  • cup plum sauce or sweet-sour sauce

  • ¼ cup water

  • 3 tablespoon hoisin sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoon sesame seed (toasted, if desired)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon Oriental chili sauce or several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce

  • 6 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves and/or thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds total)


  1. For sauce, in a small saucepan combine all of the ingredients except the chicken. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 3 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Grill chicken on the lightly greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender and no longer pink, turning once and brushing with sauce once or twice during the last 5 minutes of grilling.

  3. In a small saucepan heat the remaining sauce until bubbly; pass with chicken. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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