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4 servings
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Grilled Vietnamese Chicken

So easy grilled Vietnamese style chicken, sure to become a favorite.



  1. Heat the grill.
  2. Place all the ingredients (except the chicken) in a shallow glass baking dish and stir them together.
  3. Make a few shallow slits across the chicken breast, going a little deeper in the thick end.
  4. Make a few shallow slits longways, resulting in a slight diamond pattern in the meat.
  5. Place the chicken in the marinade, making sure some gets into the slits.
  6. Leave the chicken to marinate for about 10-15 minutes to pick up the flavor. (Usually marinate them for a couple hours).
  7. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes (until no longer pink), turning once during cooking.
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17 Aug 17 by member: IndyWinner
i didnt really like this recipe. it wasnt awful, but i wont be making it again. who knows maybe i didnt do it right, but the only thing i could taste was the molasses and the pepper. uninspiring. on the other hand i LOVED how tender the chicken came out when sliced like this, it absorbed the marinade so fast and i ended up cooking it in the same pan that i marinated it in since the marinade was shallow in the dish. i will be trying this technique with other recipes to see how it turns out :)
24 May 12 by member: erikaann
This was shocked me at how good it was!!!! Hubbs loves it too and its easy! Have used marinate for other things like fish and pork and it is just so yummy! I probably use this one twice a month!!!
16 May 12 by member: Smi1ey
Family gave it a thumbs up.
24 Mar 12 by member: Qweencole
This is good but the Vietnamese usually use a whole chicken and chop it into serving parts - no attention paid to what the "pieces" are. One of my favorites.
21 Mar 12 by member: oldrnwisr1
Made this for my family and they really liked it. I marinated the meat overnight so it was extra tender.
11 Nov 10 by member: Mz T
Sounds really nice, although think I may change the molasses for honey. Thanks.
06 Oct 10 by member: jen53
Didn't have fish sauce so I substituted some oyster sauce I had on hand. Might try again sometime with fish sauce, but as it was it was just so so.
17 Jan 10 by member: lheeney
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Nutrition summary:

There are 190 calories in 1 serving of Grilled Vietnamese Chicken.
Calorie break-down: 31% fat, 21% carbs, 48% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 58
Calories 190
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6.47g 10%
  Saturated Fat 0.498g 2%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.441g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.364g  
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1030mg 43%
Potassium 208mg  
Total Carbohydrate 9.72g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
  Sugars 6.06g  
Protein 22.6g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 12% Iron 35%
of RDI*
(190 calories)
10% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (21%)
Fat (31%)
Protein (48%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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