Rating: 5 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0

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 Summary

6 mins
2 hrs 5 mins
2 hrs 21 mins
10 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, cilantro, sesame oil, ginger, Sriracha, garlic, lime juice, and lemongrass paste together in a bowl.

  • Put chicken thighs in a resealable plastic bag, pour marinade over chicken, and marinate for 2 hours or overnight for an even better flavor.

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and oil the grate.

  • Remove chicken thighs from marinade, discarding marinade.

  • 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).

  • Remove from grill and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

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).

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

444 calories; protein 37.3g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 25.8g; cholesterol 127.7mg; sodium 2309.5mg. Full Nutrition