4 boneless, skinless chicken breast or other chicken pieces
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika (optional)
Whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, water, garlic, onion, ginger, black pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, and paprika in a bowl with a lid.
Add the chicken, and toss to evenly coat.
Cover the bowl and marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
Remove the chicken from the marinade.
Discard the remaining marinade or see notes below.
Grill the chicken on the preheated grill until cooked through, about 5-8 minutes per side, depending on size.
Serve with a side of rice and your favorite vegetables.
*You can also reduce the reserved marinade over the stove top for about 20 minutes. It makes a flavorful sauce which was fantastic with the rest of the meal
*An alternative to grilling is to bake the chicken in the marinade. 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes, uncovered.