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Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Marinade

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Vietnamese  Grilled Chicken Marinade

Discover the secrets of the flavorful Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Marinade. Perfectly balanced with soy sauce, fish sauce, and aromatic herbs.

Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Marinade


  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup fish sauce

  • 3 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon fresh peeled and grated ginger

  • 1 tablespoon chopped Thai (or Sweet) basil

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce

  • Zest and juice of 1 medium lime

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, add the chicken, and marinate for up to 4 hours.

  2. For best results cook chicken over an open flame

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