Recipe By lutzflcat
Published Mar 5th
Prep 10m Cook 6m Additional 2h 5m Ready In 2h 21m
Servings 4 servings Calories 443.5

If you’re a grilled chicken thigh and Asian food fan, you’re in for a treat. This marinade has the perfect combination of savory-sweet-spicy-salty, and these juicy thighs will make your entire family happy. Serving suggestions would be jasmine rice, grilled or stir-fried veggies, or a chilled cucumber salad. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with lime wedges on the side.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemongrass paste (such as Gourmet Garden®)
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Whisk soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, cilantro, sesame oil, ginger, Sriracha, garlic, lime juice, and lemongrass paste together in a bowl.
  2. 2 Put chicken thighs in a resealable plastic bag, pour marinade over chicken, and marinate for 2 hours or overnight for an even better flavor.
  3. 3 Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and oil the grate.
  4. 4 Remove chicken thighs from marinade, discarding marinade.
  5. 5 Grill chicken thighs until they are no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 3 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  6. 6 Remove from grill and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 443.5
  • Carbohydrate 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol 127.7 mg
  • Fat 25.8 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 37.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.7 g
  • Sodium 2309.5 mg
  • Sugar 10.8 g

Chef's Notes

You can find lemongrass paste in the refrigerated section of the produce department at your grocery store; If you like a sauce with the chicken thighs, bring the marinade to a boil in a saucepan and thicken with a cornstarch slurry (equal amounts cornstarch and water); Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.


  1. I made it and it was delicious I just used less sugar
  2. Love it
  3. My go to recipe for chicken
  4. delicious
  5. Fantastic recipe! The only change I made was to use lemongrass powder in place of the paste. I let these marinade all day. We served this with cilantro-lime Jasmine rice (that I made in my IP), and lemon green beans. Everyone loved it! This is one that I will be making again and again. Thanks - Read more ...
  6. Have to say, one of the best chicken recipes! I have made it with coconut aminos and GF soy sauce, and has been great both ways! Made it exactly, but always have to add more garlic! Rave reviews from everyone and so simple!
  7. It was very delicious. Will do it again!
  8. 5
  9. Very tasty! Thanks!

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