My sister was kind enough to share this wonderful marinade. It tastes better than just teriyaki sauce. This marinade sauce is awesome. The perfect marinade. To use the marinade, pierce up to 4 pounds of chicken pieces all over with a fork and marinade 2 hours before cooking as desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
1 3/4 cups
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and pepper until the sugar has dissolved.

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Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 21.1g 7% DV; fat 11.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1087.7mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2009
Very nice marinade for chicken! I left out the sesame oil, used low sodium soy sauce and cut the black pepper down to 1/4 tsp. In order to give this a sort of sweet and smoky flavor I added 1 tsp. of liquid smoke. I let this marinate all day. The brown sugar carmelized the chicken on the grill and the result was very nice in both color and flavor. It went great with rice and veggies! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2010
uhmmmm - ok and kids did eat but IMO too much sesame oil. Balsamic vinegar is better on its own IMO not mixed with soy sauce and sesame oil. Read More
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282 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 218
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2009
Very nice marinade for chicken! I left out the sesame oil, used low sodium soy sauce and cut the black pepper down to 1/4 tsp. In order to give this a sort of sweet and smoky flavor I added 1 tsp. of liquid smoke. I let this marinate all day. The brown sugar carmelized the chicken on the grill and the result was very nice in both color and flavor. It went great with rice and veggies! Read More
(115)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2009
SO DELICIOUS! Even got a "Wow!" out of my husband. Took 5 frozen chicken breasts and put them in a big zip loc with the marinade and stuck in a bowl of warm water to defrost. 2 hours later, grilled on my stove (on grill pan, we were out of propane!) and the chicken was moist and "wow" quality. The key is to grill on low heat to retain the juices. This is a simple and quick recipe I will make again and again. Served with spicy vegetable chow mein and hawaiian rolls. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2009
I made the marinade for chicken while camping. We enjoyed it, though, it was a tad salty (and I LOVE salt), even though I used reduced sodium soy sauce. Soy was the predominant flavor I got from these; if I make them again I think I'll reduce the soy a bit and bump up the balsamic. TY for a nice marinade! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2009
The Best! I marinated boneless skinless chicken breasts overnight plus 6 hours. My husband grilled them on the charcoal grill. The chicken was perfectly tender and full of flavor. No modifications of the ingredients made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2010
Uhh, this marinade really IS perfect! I had four thin sliced chicken breasts that I marinaded in it for about five hours. It was AMAZING. I was dubious initially, but I was proven very wrong! It grilled up beautifully. I topped it with an avocado/tomato/onion mixture and my DH said it was Top Chef quality. I highly recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
i had 15 minutes before church and i threw these ingredients together poured it over my boneless skinless chicken thighs and left it alone for 8 hours... grilled it over a charcoal bbq and they were fantastic... the quickest easiest best tasting chicken i have had in a long time... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2009
Overall the flavor was good. However next time I'll cut the sugar in half. Too sweet for us. This may be the cook eror though... Marinaded longer than the stated 2 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
Sensational! Followed the recipe to the letter and it was fabulous. Not too salty or too sweet. Marinated 4 poussin (small chickens) overnight and baked them for 40mins. Absolutely perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2011
This was very good; made as printed with no changes. I let the chicken marinate over 4 hours and used chicken thighs and legs. The marinade is a strong one and I thought the darker meat would be better. I think I would use this on sirloin steak tips or a flank steak as well. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2010
uhmmmm - ok and kids did eat but IMO too much sesame oil. Balsamic vinegar is better on its own IMO not mixed with soy sauce and sesame oil. Read More
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