Grilled chicken breast topped with a Asian sauce on a bed of creamy cole slaw

Sticky Asian Grilled Chicken

  • Author: Kathryn | FoodieGirlChicago
  • Prep Time: 35 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Asian, American


Tender and juicy chicken breasts get coated in a sticky sweet Asian sauce then crisped up on the grill for an easy summer meal that’s full of flavor and ready in less than 30 minutes.



For the chicken: 

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast

For the coleslaw: 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon light sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix


  1. In a small bowl mix the soy sauce, peanut butter, sugar, vinegar, garlic, oil, hot sauce and pepper.  Stir with a fork until the peanut butter is incorporated. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the sauce for serving.
  2. Add the chicken and the remaining sauce to a zip-top plastic bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (since this is not an acidic marinade you can leave it longer if you want).
  3. While the chicken is marinating preheat a grill to medium-high heat (about 450°F).
  4. Grill the chicken for 6 minutes per side or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.  Remove the chicken from the grill.
  5. While the chicken is grilling mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, lime juice, oil and ginger in a small mixing bowl.  Add the coleslaw mixture and toss to coat.
  6. To serve, divide the coleslaw mixture between two plates.  Top each salad with a chicken breast.  Drizzle some of the reserved sauce over the top and serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast + coleslaw
  • Calories: 340

Keywords: Chicken, Sticky chicken