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5 from 3 votes

Sweet Heat Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast

My Sweet Heat Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts are so incredibly juicy and flavorful. The marinade is just the right mix of sweet and heat with a little kick from classic Tabasco sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Marinating Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Grilled Chicken Breast Marinade

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Tabasco Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Marinate the chicken. 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.
  • Fire up the grill. Preheat your grill to Medium-High heat (450 degrees F) for two-zone cooking.
  • Grill the chicken breasts over indirect heat. 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. Cook until the internal temperature reads 155 degrees F with an instant read meat thermometer.
  • Sear over direct heat. 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.
  • Rest and serve. Remove the chicken to a serving platter and tent with foil. Let rest for 5-6 minutes before slicing and serving.



Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg