I’ve used this simple honey soy marinade for salmon, chicken, pork chops, fried rice, and even a flank steak. It adds a sweet and spicy Asian zing to anything you grill and it never disappoints.
Years ago I had some thin cut pork chops sitting in the fridge and I was in the mood for an Asian-inspired dish. So I went to the pantry and pulled out some soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and sweet chili sauce to improvise a basic marinade.
The pork chops came out amazing and my family loved the marinade. I knew I had a winner on my hands.
So I tinkered with the recipe, mixing up the ratios and ingredients until I finally found the exact combination that has never disappointed.
You’re definitely going to want to bookmark this recipe because you’re probably going to use it over and over again. It’s so versatile and you can make it in less than five minutes.
What You Need
The ingredient list of this recipe is pretty basic. You’ll need:
- Soy Sauce
- Sesame Oil
- Olive Oil
- Sweet Chili Sauce
- Fresh Garlic
- Fresh Ginger
Just mix all those ingredients up and you’re ready to go. Easy peasy.
Where To Use Honey Soy Marinade/Sauce?
Anytime you want to add a little Asian-inspired flavor to a dish this marinade/sauce will be your best friend.
Here are a few of my favorite dishes where I use honey soy marinade:
- Grilled salmon with honey soy marinade
- Pork chops
- Boneless chicken breast
- Boneless chicken thigh skewers with pineapple
- Grilled flat iron steak
- A dipping sauce for dumplings or eggrolls
- A finishing sauce for fried rice
- Vegetable stir-fry
Honey Soy Marinade Recipe
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons oiive oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon ginger (minced or grated)
- 6 cloves garlic (minced or pressed)
- Combine ingredients in a glass mixing bowl and stir until completely mixed.
- Use as a marinade for your favorite protein or as a sauce.
This simple marinade is so versatile. You can use it on almost any protein including salmon, chicken, pork, or steak. It even makes a yummy dipping sauce for dumplings.
I prefer low sodium soy sauce, but regular will work just as well.
Fresh garlic and ginger are key and they give your marinade a nice kick of freshness.
Make an extra large batch and store the excess in a squeeze bottle and keep it in the fridge so you can easily add some Asian zing to any meal.