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Asian Grilled Chicken

Asian Grilled Chicken ~ Marinated chicken in oyster sauce then grilled. Paired deliciously with jasmine rise and pickled veggies.

Asian Grilled Chicken ~ Marinated chicken in oyster sauce then grilled. Paired deliciously with jasmine rise and pickled veggies.My high school boyfriend is from Cambodia.  His mom and stepdad taught me how to make a few dishes in exchange for making them a traditional American Thanksgiving one year.  So at 16 years old, I made my first Thanksgiving dinner, turkey and all the trimmings.

I do remember having to call home and talk to my stepdad several times throughout the process.  One of the first things they shared with me is their version of bbq chicken.  It’s crazy how simple it is.
I, for once, was not going to cook for an army.  I was going to just cook for two adults and one child.  This was actually accomplished and was by far one of the best dinners I have made in quite some time.
Asian Grilled Chicken was simple yet packed with flavor.  Each component was fantastic on their own, but honestly it was combination of the chicken, the sweet chili cucumbers and onions, and the jasmine rice.
The rice was actually important here.  The dish would not have been as fantastic without jasmine rice. Now my high school boyfriend’s family used chicken drummers and wings, but I only had chicken tenders on hand.  They worked perfectly.  I hope you all enjoy this Asian Grilled Chickenas much as I did.

Asian Grilled Chicken

Author: Michelle
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb . chicken tenders
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp . oyster sauce
  • Black pepper; to taste
  • 1 tbsp . cilantro; chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • Sweet Chili Cucumbers & Onions

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken tenders in a zipseal bag and add the garlic, oyster sauce, and black pepper.
  2. Shake well, taking care that the chicken is fully coated in the sauce.
  3. Allow the chicken to marinate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Prepare your charcoal grill or preheat your gas grill.
  5. Once the grill is ready, remove the chicken from the marinade and place it on the grill.
  6. Grill for approximately 3 to 5 minutes on each side, but this will vary based on the thickness of your chicken tenders and your grill.
  7. It’s best to use a thermometer and make sure your chicken registers 165°.
  8. Serve with jasmine rice and the sweet chili cucumber and onion salad.
  9. Garnishing with the optional cilantro.

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Naomi
    August 21, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I’ve never had oyster sauce and can’t imagine finding it where I live. Does it taste anything like fish sauce? Or is there something else that could replace it? Looks delish!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 21, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Oyster sauce used to be an obscure ingredient to find in US markets as well. One had to go to an Asian grocery store. Now, it is sold in every market. It is with the soy sauces and teriyaki sauces. I will need to do some research on how to replace it. It is not like fish sauce at all. It is thick, like a barbecue sauce. I will research and get back with you.

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    Sandra Shaffer
    August 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I recently cooked chicken tenders too. Cilantro is so tasty to me. I bet it’s a wonderful marinade for this Asian Grilled Chicken! Great whole meal!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 21, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Thank you so much Sandra. If I can toss cilantro in something I will.

  • Reply
    Debra
    August 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

    These look delicious! And I bet it pairs so nicely with the cucumber & pickles, yum!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Thank you Debra, they really are great paired together with jasmine rice.

  • Reply
    Maryanne @ the little epicurean
    August 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    YUM! Looks delicious. I definitely need to try out the recipe 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      I hope you enjoy it Maryanne.

  • Reply
    Erlene
    December 27, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I make a fried oyster chicken that my son loves and I’ll have to give this one a try too. Looks delicious.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 27, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      Yours sounds delicious.

  • Reply
    Kelly @ TastingPage
    May 20, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    What a great experience for you. I love how sometimes the simplest of meals are the best. I think it’s especially true when there’s a good story involved like this one!

  • Reply
    Florian @ContentednessCooking
    May 21, 2015 at 2:00 am

    This looks fantastic! The simplest of meals are the best, thumbs up!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Florian, thank you.

  • Reply
    Nibbles By Nic
    May 21, 2015 at 5:07 am

    I LOVE OYSTER SAUCE!!! What a fantastic combo and love the (star) presentation. So authentic and yummy!!! xo Nic

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      I love that you love Oyster Sauce and you did not give me a sideways ewwwwww.

  • Reply
    pam (Sidewalk Shoes)
    May 21, 2015 at 5:30 am

    I’m ashamed to admit that I cooked my high school boyfriend hot dogs!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 21, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      I cooked him those too.

  • Reply
    Marye
    May 21, 2015 at 5:59 am

    It’s ok, Pam… I never cooked my high school boyfriends anything! This chicken sounds like the perfect dinner for me…easy and grilled… I can imagine the flavors are amazing. I’ll be trying this soon!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      It’s super simple and utterly delish. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Rachael @ La Fuji Mama
    May 21, 2015 at 6:57 am

    I love how simple this is, yet it looks like it’s packed with flavor. Can’t wait to try this one!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Thank you Rachael. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Karen @ The Food Charlatan
    May 21, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Wow Thanksgiving at 16?? I’m impressed! This grilled chicken looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 22, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Thank’s Karen, it was a very interesting time. I had a lot of false confidence back then (arrogant teen), thinking I knew how to do things…like just getting in a car and driving with no lessons….

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    Sweet Chili Cucumbers and Onions - The Complete Savorist
    May 27, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    […] salad (?) straight from the bowl, all on its own.  It was that good.  Tomorrow I will share the chicken recipe with you and the dish fully assembled.  But since these cucs and onions were so good solo, I felt […]

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