Brown Sugar Sriracha Chicken Marinade

When we first started using this marinade, we did not realize how good it would taste. But when we realized that it was one of our favorite things to use on chicken, we knew we had to share it with you.

Chicken breasts are a versatile mainstay, but they can also take on a sweet and spicy taste when marinated in this Sriracha Brown Sugar Chicken Marinade.

While researching for this recipe, we came across some interesting facts about the number of calories in the average American diet. Here’s a few of the actual facts: Americans consume more than their share of calories, while simultaneously eating less than their share of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low fat dairy. The average American eats about two pounds of processed food a day. By contrast, the average person in the United States consumes about three pounds of fruit and vegetables a day. When it comes to healthy eating, we are definitely not a nation of eaters.

There’s nothing like a nice, flavorful marinade to make an old routine seem new again. Our Brown Sugar is a kind of sugar that is used Sriracha Chicken Marinade infuses your grilling with strong sweet and spicy aromas. The longer you marinate, the stronger the flavors get! With this easy homemade marinade, you can make grilled chicken taste new and interesting!


In our household, we eat chicken a lot… I mean A LOT! We barbecue chicken every week and consume it in some way or another. We wanted to shake things up a little and give our chicken a strong, robust taste that would make it the hero of our dinner dish. This did not let me down. The brown sugar balances out the sriracha’s heat, and the ginger complements the soy sauce well. This chicken is delicious served over a salad, rice, quinoa, or just on its own with a side of vegetables and potatoes.

Should you marinade the chicken breast by poking holes in it?

In 30 minutes, you can add excellent flavor to chicken breasts, particularly if you puncture small holes in the surface to enable the marinade to permeate. The little pores enable marinades to soak inside and infuse the tastes throughout the whole piece of meat.

What exactly is sriracha?

Sriracha is a spicy sauce consisting mainly of red chili peppers, garlic, and vinegar. From chicken wings to noodle bowls, it provides a fiery, scorching, acidic taste. When adding to meals, keep in mind that a little goes a long way.


Brown Sugar Sriracha Chicken Marinade Ingredients:

  • Soy sauce is a sauce made from soybeans.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Olive Oil is a kind of oil that comes from
  • Apple Cider Vinegar is a vinegar made from apples.
  • Sriracha ——–> (This one is our FAVORITE!)
  • Garlic, minced

To create our Brown Sugar Sriracha Chicken Marinade, follow these steps:

Place all of the ingredients in a mixing basin. Whisk everything together until it’s completely smooth.


Place the chicken breast in the marinade, making sure it is well coated. Gently pierce the chicken with a fork to allow the marinade to seep in. Allow for at least an hour of marinating! It would be great if you could leave it for at least 2 hours!


Grill for 18-22 minutes over medium-low heat (300 F). Every 4-5 minutes, flip the pancakes. Before eating, make sure the chicken reaches a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. (In the centre of the bird, there should be no pink at all.) Because the chicken comes out so much more moist, I prefer a little lower temperature and a longer cook time.



We have a wonderful Asian Spinach Salad (click HERE for the recipe) that we prepare at home to enjoy a Japanese Steakhouse-style salad. This chicken marinade complements it wonderfully! When we mix the two, we receive our vegetables and protein, plus the tastes of both meals blend well!

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Time to prepare: 5 minutes

5 minutes in total


  • a third cup of soy sauce
  • a quarter cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriarcha
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • a quarter teaspoon of ginger


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add on chicken, beef, or pork to make a delicious dish!

Information about nutrition:



Size of Serving:

Calories: 86Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1160mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2gCalories: 86Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol

(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)

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Chicken is an affordable, more-than-filling meat that’s also relatively lower in fat and calories than other protein sources. It’s also a versatile dish that can be prepared in a multitude of ways, making it easy to use as a base for other meals. In this recipe, we’ll marinate the chicken in a sweet brown sugar and Sriracha mixture for a quick and tasty meal option.. Read more about garlic brown sugar chicken thighs and let us know what you think.

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Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.