• 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (2, cut in half lengthwise)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (or gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (plus more for topping)
  • 2 scallions (thinly sliced, white and green parts)
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NutritionView more



Calories180Calories from Fat45
Total Fat5g8%
Saturated Fat1.5g8%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat45
Total Carbohydrate9g3%
Dietary Fiber<1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Delicious, juice definitely a new recipe for the books. My family loved it.......
Carol L. 10 Jun
This was very nice. Nice flavour -- I expect it would be even better with longer marinating.
wayne h. 12 May
so yummy. beautiful flavor. will certainly make this again.
Really good recipe, chicken is moist and tender, and with the quick marinade it has a lot taste! My family loved it
C 29 Apr
Awesome dish! Would make it again. Sauce is delicious,
L 26 Apr
Very moist and tasty
Sofia 21 Apr
The chicken was very tasty, nevertheless the chicken and rice lacked a dipping sauce. I enjoyed this dish and will make it again.
Great! My husband did not pound the chicken but sliced it instead. It was yummy! The applesauce in the marinade is perfect.
Stickel 18 Apr
i doubled the sauce and baked the chicken instead, due to snow. it was good over a bed of rice. sauce was great!
Shaun L. 11 Apr
Very good, would definitely cook this again!!!
jimcrim 9 Apr
Enjoyed the recipe, easy to prepare for two or twenty, flavorful and fast grilling, no need to melt the grill master on a hot summer day.
arfman 26 Mar
it was a good I will make it again
Dawn 15 Feb
Yummy, simple and did I mention yummy!?
It was great! I don’t have a grill but the pan worked well. It was juice and a new experience. I’ll have to put less pepper flakes next time because my fiancée can’t handle it so much!
Dawn 14 Feb
Really flavorful! My husband loved it, and we will be having it again.
Delicious marinade! I let it marinate overnight and the flavor was booming! Wife loved it, easy recipe with only few minutes of grilling. Great weeknight dish.
DJ 31 Dec 2017
decent. making it again with a multi day soak
Jason S. 28 Dec 2017
Really good not too spicy just right
Fantastic!!!! Only ingredient I didn’t have was green onion
Thompson 19 Dec 2017
Tasted great and was very easy. I cooked them in the broiler on the top of the oven and they came out great. Next time we fire up the grill, I will try them again!
Dreamy 8 Dec 2017
I made this today and my family said it was the best grilled chicken they've ever had! I had to make a few changes as I had to use ingredients at hand. Used chicken thighs (after deboning) I didn't have applesauce so substituted with pineapple sauce. Yummy. Thank you Yummly for a great recipe!
Jenn 8 Dec 2017
I didn’t add pepper flakes, but very good. I’d make it again.
Brenda Y. 7 Dec 2017
This was really good and I can control how spicy. Instead of grilling the chicken I baked it in the sauce. I added a little extra of everything it called for, honestly I should of just doubled the recipe for the sauce, I wanted to have extra sauce to poor over the rice. It has a really nice taste to it and not overly sweet like some stuff you buy in a bottle. Delicious and will be making again!
Annie 10 Oct 2016
Delicious! Loved the flavor - and the marinade was super easy to make. I didn't marinate for as long as suggested but still turned out great!
Theresa Blackman 6 Oct 2016
Fantastic recipe will be my go to for at least once a week. Came out perfect my family really enjoyed this dish.