This is the best marinated grilled chicken recipe that’s easy and gives you a juicy, flavorful chicken every single time.

sliced marinated grilled chicken

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why I love this easy marinated grilled chicken breast

  • easy to make
  • minimal ingredients
  • results in juicy, flavorful chicken every time

Ingredients for Chicken with Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar

  • boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • light brown sugar
  • olive oil
  • soy sauce
  • apple cider vinegar
ingredients for marinated grilled chicken

How to Make Brown Sugar Soy Sauce Chicken

Detailed instructions and measurements to make marinated grilled chicken are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  1. Combine the brown sugar, oil, soy sauce, and vinegar in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add marinade to a container that can be sealed airtight or a ziploc bag. Place the chicken in the bag and force the air out.
  3. Seal up the container and mix around to make sure all of the chicken is covered.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
  5. When you’re ready to grill, remove the chicken from the refrigerator and preheat the grill to medium-low heat.
  6. Place the chicken breasts on the grill for about 7 minutes per side depending on thickness. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  7. Remove them from the grill and let them rest for a couple of minutes.
  8. Slice and serve with your favorite veggies!

FAQ for Soy Marinated Grilled Chicken

Always use a meat thermometer and pull it off right before it reaches 165°F. This will help make sure that you don’t overcook your chicken.

Let your chicken rest when you remove it from the grill. It will give time for the juice to redistribute and your chicken will stay juicy.

Can this marinade be used with chicken thighs?

Yes, this marinade works great on chicken thighs as well as chicken breasts.

How long can you marinate chicken in soy?

You can marinate chicken in soy for 2-24 hours.

How long do you cook marinated chicken on the grill?

Depending on the thickness of the chicken breast, you need to cook marinated chicken on the grill for about 7 minutes per side.

Should you wipe marinade off chicken before grilling?

No, do not wipe marinade off chicken before grilling. Leave all marinate on the chicken for additional flavor.

Does marinated chicken take longer to grill?

No, marinated chicken does not take longer to grill.

grilled marinated chicken sliced on a cutting board

Substitutions and Alterations for Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Chicken

  • soy sauce – you can substitute the soy sauce with coconut aminos.
  • apple cider vinegar – you can use white vinegar in place of apple cider vinegar if you prefer.

Sides for Chicken with Brown Sugar and Soy Sauce

How to Store Grilled Marinated Chicken

Allow the chicken to cool completely and place in an airtight container. You can store it in the refrigerator up to 4 days and the freezer up to 6 months.

How to Reheat Grilled Marinated Chicken

When reheating grilled chicken, the best way is in the oven to avoid overcooking. You can also reheat it in the microwave or air fryer.

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Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Chicken

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Prep 1 minute
Cook 15 minutes
Marinade Time 2 hours
Total 2 hours 16 minutes
Servings: 4 people
This is the best marinated grilled chicken recipe that's easy and gives you a juicy, flavorful chicken every single time.

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Combine the brown sugar, oil, soy sauce, and vinegar in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Add marinade to a container that can be sealed airtight or a ziploc bag. Place the chicken in the bag and force the air out.
  • Seal up the container and mix around to make sure all of the chicken is covered.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
  • When you're ready to grill, remove the chicken from the refrigerator and preheat the grill to medium-low heat.
  • Place the chicken breasts on the grill for about 7 minutes per side depending on thickness. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Remove them from the grill and let them rest for a couple of minutes.
  • Slice and serve with your favorite veggies!

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 244kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 638mg, Potassium: 460mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 34IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy. It should only be used for estimation purposes and is not a guarantee of any kind. Nutritional information varies widely between brands and types of ingredients used. It is recommended that you calculate the nutritional information based on your own ingredients and brands used. Sweetly Splendid, LLC makes no guarantees as to the exact nutrition information.

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