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Mandarin Chicken Breast

Mandarin Chicken Breast

By Traeger Kitchen

A quick brown sugar-soy brine and sweet chili sauce glaze makes these chicken breasts anything but basic. NOTE: This salt amount in this recipe has been updated to the correct amount.

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

25 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
2 Tablespoon kosher salt
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup soy sauce
2 Quart water
8 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Sweet chili sauce, for brushing
Steamed rice, for serving
Thinly sliced scallions, for garnish


  • 1

    Pour the water into a large bowl, then add the salt, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Stir until the sugar and salt dissolve.

  • 2

    Submerge the chicken breasts in the brine, then cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  • 3

    Drain the chicken, rinse, and pat dry with paper towels. Discard the brine.

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 350℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 5

    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of a chicken breast. Arrange the chicken breasts directly on the grill grates, close the lid and cook, turning over once halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 170℉, 25-30 minutes. During the last few minutes of cooking brush the chicken breasts with the sweet chili sauce.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    170 ˚F / 77 ˚C


  • 6

    Transfer the chicken to a platter and garnish with thinly sliced scallions. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

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