Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Ryan Rhodes Modified: March 24, 2022
Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

How To Make Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 1lbchicken breasts,skinless, cut in half lengthwise
  • ¼cuplow sodium soy sauce,or gluten-free soy sauce
  • ¼cupapple sauce,unsweetened
  • ¼cupyellow onion,finely chopped
  • 1tspsesame oil
  • 1tspginger,grated
  • 1tbsplight brown sugar
  • 2garlic cloves,crushed
  • 1tspred pepper flakes,optional
  • 1tspsesame seeds,plus more for topping
  • 2scallions,(white and green parts), thinly sliced


  1. Place the chicken breasts, one 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.


  • Calories: 243.05kcal
  • Fat: 12.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.93g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.21g
  • Fiber: 0.83g
  • Sugar: 4.41g
  • Protein: 25.62g
  • Cholesterol: 72.57mg
  • Sodium: 647.99mg
  • Calcium: 37.64mg
  • Potassium: 370.38mg
  • Iron: 1.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 33.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.94mg
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