Barbecue Hoisin Chicken

Barbecue  Hoisin  Chicken

The garlicky hoisin marinade is used here with chicken but is also delicious with pork loin, lamb chops, and shrimp.

Yields: 8 servings

Barbecue sauce:

  • 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
  •  3 tablespoons of rice wine
  •  3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic

Remaining ingredients:

  • 8 chicken drumsticks, skinned and trimmed (about 2 pounds)
  • 8 chicken thighs and or breasts, skinned and trimmed (about 2 pounds)
  • (Or Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts as a substitute for Bone-In meat)


  1. To prepare barbecue sauce, combine the first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Place 3/4 cup sauce in a large bowl; cover and chill remaining barbecue sauce.
  2. Add chicken to barbecue sauce in a large bowl; toss to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375° or the Grill
  4. To Bake: Remove chicken from bowl; reserve marinade. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Turn chicken; baste with reserved marinade. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until done. Discard marinade.
  5. To Grill: Grill Bone in Chicken pieces: Grill for 10 minutes on one side, flip, and grill for another 5 – 10 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken.
  6. To Grill: Grill Boneless in Chicken pieces: Grill for 5-6 minutes on one side, flip and grill for another 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Bring remaining 3/4 cup barbecue sauce to a boil in a small saucepan; reduce heat, and cook until slightly thick and reduced to about 1/2 cup (about 5 minutes). Drizzle chicken with sauce.