GF Friday: Hoisin-glazed chicken is an easy gluten-free dinner

Many prepared sauces and condiments contain gluten, and while it’s easier these days to pick up a bottle of gluten-free something-or-other, it’s also simple to make your own. Bonus: You won’t have to make room in your fridge for another bottle.

This gluten-free recipe for hoisin-glazed chicken with roasted green beans is the perfect example of how easy it is to make a flavorful sauce for chicken. The hoisin sauce is thick and zesty, with a bit of zing from the hot sauce, some sweetness and creamy, peanut flavors, too. It’s perfect slathered on grilled chicken.

This dish is perfect when you’re looking for a comforting meal that doesn’t take up a lot of time. Aside from the marinating time for the chicken, this dish can be prepped quickly. Toss the green beans in the oven to roast for about 15 minutes, and they’re ready to enjoy. They’re perfect paired with the chicken.

Hoisin-glazed chicken with roasted green beans

Note: Gluten can be found in many different foods and products, from ketchup to soy sauce to candy and seasonings. While tries to ensure these recipes are gluten free, carefully read the ingredient labels of all food and food products you use for these recipes to ensure they are also gluten free.

Gluten-free hoisin-glazed chicken with roasted green beans recipe

To save a bit of time for this dish, you can prepare the sauce the day before and begin to marinate the chicken as soon as you get home from work. The chicken and green beans can cook at the same time to help speed things through.

Serves 2

Prep time: 10 minutes | Rest time: 30-60 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 55 minutes-1 hour 25 minutes


For the hoisin sauce

  • 2 (6 ounce) skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons gluten-free hot sauce, to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

For the green beans

  • 1 pound green beans, cleaned, ends trimmed and dried
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green onion, ends trimmed, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Parchment paper


For the hoisin sauce

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients and whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  2. Reserve 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mixture. Brush the remaining sauce over both sides of the chicken breasts and place in a sealed baggie. Refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.
  3. Grill the chicken breasts over medium heat for about 12 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. Remove from the grill and keep warm.

For the green beans

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Add a sheet of parchment paper to a baking sheet.
  2. Add the green beans to a large bowl. Pour the mixture with the garlic and green onion over the green beans and toss to coat.
  3. Place the green beans on the baking sheet in a single layer. Cook for about 15 minutes, tossing them once or twice while they cook.
  4. Remove and serve with the grilled chicken. Garnish with sesame seeds.
  5. Use the reserved hoisin sauce to brush over the chicken breasts, if you’d like.
  6. Make your own hoisin sauce for grilled chicken.

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Gluten-free spicy shrimp and spaghetti squash with gorgonzola
Gluten-free grilled steak salad with blue cheese and caramelized onions