Grilled Chicken with Sesame-Chili Sauce

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"This is out of my Simply Perfect Hot & Spicy cookbook... One stop at an Oriental market or the Oriental section of your grocery store and you'll have everything you need for this easy grilled entree..."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (137.3 g)
  • Calories 181.5
  • Total Fat - 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 229 mg
  • Sodium - 441.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 13.4 g
  • Protein - 17.7 g
  • Calcium - 27.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

For sesame-chili sauce combine plum sauce or sweet & sour sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, water, sesame seed, garlic, gingerroot or ground ginger, Oriental chili sauce or hot pepper sauce, add five-spice powder in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat till bubbly, stirring frequently. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Step 2

Rinse chicken; pat dry with paper towels. If desired, remove skin form chicken and discard. If using quartered chickens, break wing, hip and drumstick joins so the bird will lie flat during cooking. Twist wing tips under backs.

Step 3

Place chicken, skin side down on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 20 minutes. Turn chicken and grill 15 to 25 minutes more or till tender and no longer pink. Brush with sauce frequently during the last 10 minutes of grilling.

Step 4

Transfer chicken to a serving plate. Heat any remaining sauce on the grill or stove top; pass with chicken.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


We enjoyed this grilled chicken and the basting sauce did not disappoint. Went perfectly with our sides of rice and corn. I wish there was more flavor running deeper into the chicken, but believe me, it is an enjoyable dish. Thank you Teresa for sharing!


review by:
(27 Jun 2019)

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Fabulous grilled chicken! Loved the sauce/glaze and will definitely place this recipe on my summer grilling list. Served alongside a salad and some Asian-flavored noodles. Placing this recipe on my Best of 2019 list. YUM!


(23 May 2019)


We all LOVED this chicken. The sauce is absolutely delicious. It seems to caramelize onto the chicken as it's being grilled. The directions are perfect and the results are amazing. I used skinless chicken thighs and drumsticks. This is a keeper that is going into my Best of 2019 file. Thank you!


review by:
(21 May 2019)

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