Slow Grilled Chinese Char Siu Chicken

Chinese Char Siu Chicken

This is one of the Chinese take-out staples, but it’s also the perfect dish to throw on the grill this summer. The sweet chicken meshes with rice wine, soy sauce, and Sriracha for a punch of flavor that pairs perfectly with the smokiness from the grill. This fun Slow Grilled Chinese Char Siu Chicken recipe is based on char siu, the red pork you see at Chinese restaurants. It dips for a good time period in a great marinade giving it that color and tons of flavor.

The fair red chicken’s color is matched by its bold flavors.  It is a combination of sweet and savory with a lovely mix of spices.  It is sticky and delicious. The chicken marinades for a few days, giving the flavor a chance to really soak in. 

You can end it with a great glaze as it cooks, giving you that finger-licking good shiny finish.  This is a fantastic way to switch up your grilled chicken routine!



-1/4 cup. organic brown sugar

– 1/4 cup raw honey

– one-fourth cup organic ketchup

– 1/4 c. gluten-free soy sauce

– 3 Tbsp beet powder

– 2 Tbsp rice vinegar

– 1 Tbsp gluten-free hoisin sauce

– 1/2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder

– Salt and ground black pepper to taste

– 2 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs

– Cooking oil spray


Instructions : 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, beet powder, vinegar, hoisin sauce, five-spice powder, salt and pepper.
  • Adjoin chicken and toss well, coating all the pieces well; cover and refrigerate for two days to marinate. 
  • Heat grill; mizzle cooking oil on grates; grill chicken until cooked through, about 10 minutes per side.


Nutrition Per Serving


  • Calories – 580
  • Fat- 28g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Salt-1.5g
  • Protein 49g


This style of  Chinese Char Siu chicken is amazing and you should try it out! A great weight loss recipe too!

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