Char Siu Chicken

Char Siu Chicken is an insanely delectable oven-roasted chicken marinated in a sweet, sticky, and flavorful Chinese Char Siu sauce. This chicken is very delicious; a must-try recipe!

If you’re a fan of Chinese or Cantonese cuisine, you’re probably a fan of Char Siu or barbecued pork belly in a savory, sweet, and sticky marinade.

Char Siu is a Chinatown institution and one of the most delectable roasting methods. However, many individuals cannot eat Char Siu because it is always cooked with pork.

This Chicken Char Siu dish uses the Char Siu Sauce to marinate the chicken and then roasts it in the oven. I consider this recipe one of the most delectable chicken meals I have ever prepared.

Consider sticky sweet and delicious beef with burnt and crispy skin. It’s a perfect ten and highly delectable!

I prefer chicken thighs for the most incredible flavor and texture. Use bone-in skin-on chicken thighs and follow my procedure for deboning chicken thighs.

Because the skin is the most significant part of this dish, you’ll want to keep the chicken skin.

However, boneless and skinless chicken thighs, legs, or wings may be substituted. Chicken breasts are not recommended since they will be dry and rough.

Remember to preserve the Char Siu Chicken drippings. It’s exceptionally delectable and goes perfectly with steamed rice.

Slice the chicken into pieces as shown in my photographs and serve over cooking rice.

I assure you that if you drizzle the dripping over the chicken and rice, you will have the most delectable meal! This dish has a low-calorie count of 454 calories per serving.


  • Chicken thighs, bone-in, 1 pound (450 g)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves


  • 2 tbsp. fermented red bean curd from China, optional
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine or rice wine from China
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sauce oyster
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce, dark
  • 1 teaspoon powdered five-spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered white pepper
  • 3.5 oz (100 g/8.5 tbsp) sugar


  1. Remove the bones from the chicken thighs but leave the skin.
  2. Mix all the Char Siu Sauce ingredients in a bowl. Stir well to combine. Combine the garlic, chicken, and Char Siu Sauce. Stir thoroughly to coat. (You may marinate the chicken with half of the Char Siu Sauce and store the remaining half).
  3. Preheat oven (preferably at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius). Arrange the chicken on a parchment-lined baking pan—roast for 20 minutes, or until the skin has developed a lovely charred appearance. Chicken breasts should be sliced into pieces and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Serve immediately with steaming rice, reserving the dripping.
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