I created this recipe from two of my favorites. I used the grilling method from Haitian Style Grilled Chicken, and the Heavenly Sauce form Daddy Wu’s Chinese Chicken. The two combined to make an amazing summer dish!

Grilled Chicken with Heavenly Sauce

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Inspired
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 2 people


  • 1/2 chicken cut into serving sized pieces bone in, skin on


  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp hoisin or oyster sauce (Asian section of grocery store)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tspn grated garlic
  • 1 tspn grated ginger

Heavenly Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or just enough to thinly coat the bottom of a small skillet
  • 1/2 onion red or sweet peeled and thinly sliced
  • 10-12 baby plum or cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp hoisin or oyster sauce (Asian section of grocery store)
  • 1 tspn grated ginger
  • 1 large lemon zest and juice


  • Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.

Marinating Chicken

  • Combine all marinating ingredients and chicken pieces in a plastic bag, seal and message the marinade into the chicken to cover all surfaces. Set aside for two hours to marinate before grilling.

Making Heavenly Sauce

  • Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat for 1-2 minutes,
  • Add thinly sliced onion to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions start to soften.
  • Add tomatoes cut in half, stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes longer,
  • Add ketchup, chicken broth, brown sugar, oyster or hoisin sauce, ginger and lemon zest and juice. Stir to combine well. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.


  • Pre heat grill to 500°
  • Clean and oil the bbq grates using a pair of tongs and a folded sheet of paper towel generously drizzled with olive oil.
  • Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade to a paper towel lined plate and pat dry.
  • When the grill has reached 500°, place chicken pieces, skin side down and grill for 6-8 minutes with the grill cover closed. Do not turn the chicken before the time is up.
  • After 6-8 minutes, turn the chicken pieces and grill for 8-10 minutes longer with the grill cover closed.
  • Turn the chicken to skin side down and check for internal temperature, 165F. If the pieces of chicken are small enough, the chicken should be cooked in 15-20 minutes.

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