sweet heat marinated grilled chicken breast
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Sweet Heat Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Marinating Time12 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast
Servings: 4 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

For the Marinade:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or other cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons TABASCO Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • In a large zip top bag or other container, combine all ingredients for the marinade.
  • Submerge the chicken breasts in the marinade and refrigerate for at least 12 hours or up to 18 hours for more flavor.
  • Preheat your grill to medium high heat (450 degrees F) for two zone cooking.
  • Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and allow any excess to drip off.
  • Grill the chicken on the indirect side of the grill, flipping over after about 5-6 minutes, until the internal temperature reads 155 degrees F with an internal thermometer.
  • Move the chicken over to the direct heat side of the grill and sear for 1-2 minutes on each side until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees F.
  • Remove the chicken to a serving platter and tent with foil. Let rest for 5-6 minutes before slicing and serving.