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Asian Style Sticky Chicken

Asian chicken in a baguette on a wooden board

I love quick meals.  This easy Asian sticky Chicken could also be “Asian Style Sticky Pork ribs” or even “Pork Belly Strips”.  If you don’t have time to marinate, don’t worry these ingredients will still provide heaps of flavour.

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Serve it with rice, salad, Asian greens, rice paper rolls, Bahn Mi bread rolls, French Baguettes or even in wraps or roti.  It’s quick and easy and dinner can be on the table in no time.  I don’t know any kids that don’t enjoy this one either.

Asian Style sticky Chicken, chopped and ready to place in a bread roll.
Asian style sticky chicken and a baguette

Ingredients used in the sticky marinade

  • Tomato paste, oyster sauce, Ketchup Manis, sesame oil and a pinch of salt and preferably white pepper for Asian recipes. All these ingredients are mixed together brushed over the chicken. If you have time to marinate and want to go for it. Otherwise, just cook them off with plenty of the sauce. Delish
  • I prefer chicken thigh fillets or drumsticks because the risk of overcooking is a lot less and they’re juicier.
  • Sesame seeds are used for garnish.

Asian style sticky chicken FAQ:

What’s the best meat to use for this dish?

Use something that is juicy and has a bit of fat on it.  Although if you’re looking at pork belly rashers, I try to grab the ones with more meat and less fat.

What can I use if someone in my family is allergic to sesame seeds?

Sesame oil is used in this dish for flavour.  There really isn’t a similar replacement for taste, however, I would replace it with another oil (to make sure the moisture is still there in your dish).  This replacement oil can be flavoured or non-flavoured.  You might walnut oil.

I don’t have tomato paste, can I use tomato sauce?

Sure, I prefer paste because of its intensity but tomato sauce is fine if that’s all you have.

What to serve with sticky chicken?

  • Nasi Goreng – Serve it with rice or a special fried rice.
  • Asian Pork Salad – Why not use this chicken instead of the pork in this amazing salad.
  • Bahn Mi – I love these, Vietnamse rolls. They’re easy as long as you’re patient.
Asian Style chicken for quick dinners

Asian Style Sticky Chicken

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This easy Asian Style sticky Chicken could also Pork ribs or Belly Strips if you'd like.  Don't have time to marinate, no problem.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Method Conventional


  • 1 Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs oil peanut or sunflower
  • 2 Tbs oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbs Ketchup Manis
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 500 – 600 gm chicken thigh fillets or drumsticks
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds


  • In a large bowl (big enough to marinate the chicken) add the tomato paste, oil, oyster sauce, ketchup Manis and sesame oil. mix well to combine
  • Add the thigh fillets or drumsticks and mix to coat well. Marinate for as long as you can even up to overnight.
  • I prefer to pop it in the air fryer these days but you could, fry or BBQ this chicken. Cook until the juices run clear. Serve with Asian greens, rice, a healthy salad or pop it in a wrap. Delicious with a quick sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving.


If you don’t have time to marinate don’t worry. This recipe is packed with flavour.

Want to know more?

Like quick meals, the whole family will eat?  Try chicken tortilla meal.


  1. Thanks Bec. I didn’t have a 24 hour marinade opportunity but it was still very flavorful
    A new addition to a regular cook

    1. Hey Steve and Amanda, Ketchup Manis is a sweet sticky like soy. You can get it at most supermarkets in the Asian food isle although if you don’t see it there all Asian supermarkets will have it. I like the ABC brand and in the restaurants, I’ve worked in we called it ABC sauce. I’m not sure if that’s just a restaurant term or if the public calls it that too. Hope that helps. 😉

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