Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts

Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts – juicy, flavorful and EASY!

This is the BEST grilled chicken recipe! Not just because I’m obsessed with Korean food, it’s just so juicy and flavorful, and this is coming from a girl her prefers dark meat. It’s also quick and easy to make, perfect for weeknight grilling.

The marinade is so good you’ll never want to buy the bottle stuff, I promise! You can serve the chicken over rice, or with a simple veggie slaw. If you make this, please come back and leave a comment telling me what you think – enjoy!

Place the chicken breasts, 1 at a time, in a Ziploc bag. Pound the chicken breast to an even thickness, about ½ inch thick, being careful not to puncture the bag.

Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts

This is the BEST grilled chicken recipe! Not just because I'm obsessed with Korean food, it's just so juicy and flavorful, and this is coming from a girl her prefers dark meat. It's also quick and easy to make, perfect for weeknight grilling.    

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound (2) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup low sodium or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, plus more for topping
  • 2 thinly sliced scallions, white and green parts

Directions:

  1. Place the chicken breasts, 1 at a time, in a Ziploc bag. Pound the chicken breast to an even thickness, about ½ inch thick, being careful not to puncture the bag.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, apple sauce, onion, sesame oil, ginger, brown sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes, if using and sesame seeds.  Reserve ¼ cup of the marinade and transfer the remainder to the Ziploc bag with the chicken. Refrigerate and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Over medium-high heat, grill the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes or until it no longer sticks to the grill.  Turn the chicken, spoon the reserved ¼ cup of marinade over each breast and grill an addition 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 4 oz

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 3
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Sodium: 666mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 25g