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grilled sriracha char siu chicken thighs garnished with cilantro

Sriracha Char Siu Chicken

Sriracha char siu chicken is the easiest dinner recipe to make. This chicken is crazy delicious, lips smacking, and undeniably easy to cook.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Marinade 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 8 thighs


  • 8 medium chicken thighs pat dry, skin on
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 4 tbsp char siu sauce prefer: Lee Kum Kee brand
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha
  • 2 tbsp pineapple juice
  • ½ tbsp dark soy
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt


  • In a mixing bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, char siu sauce, Sriracha, pineapple juice, dark soy sauce, and salt. Add chicken thighs to marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.
  • Pre heat oven to 375F
  • Line rimmed baking pan with aluminum foil.
  • Remove chicken thighs from marinade and arrange chicken skin side up. Discard marinade mixture.
  • Cook for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken thighs skin side down and cook for 10 minutes. Then flip chicken again, back to skin side up, and cook until the skins are evenly browned (with a little bit of charred color on top), approximately 5 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked chicken thighs to serving platter, garnish with cilantro or green onion and serve hot immediately.


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