Grilled Brown Sugar Chicken

Grilled-Brown-Sugar-ChickenGrilled Brown Sugar Chicken


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice (or use 1/4 cup each apple sauce and juice)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. In a small saucepan combine brown sugar, apple juice, oil, soy sauce, ginger powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne (if using); bring to a boil over medium-low heat stirring until sugar is completely dissolved (about 4 minutes) and the mixture is at a light simmer.
  2. In a small cup mix together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch; add to the mixture and whisk over low heat until thickened; remove from heat and cool completely (at this point it may be refrigerated).
  3. After the sauce has cooled completely place chicken on a large plate.
  4. Remove a little sauce to a separate bowl to brush onto the meat.
  5. Brush liberally with the sauce on both sides; cover meat and chill for 6 hours or up to 24 hours, refrigerate the remaining sauce to baste the meat with later.
  6. Grill chicken brushing with the remaining sauce while grilling or towards the end of the grilling time.

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