Grilled Hoisin Chicken and Plums

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
While plum sauce is a popular Chinese condiment, plums have long been important to Chinese cooking. Here, the fruit joins forces with hoisin, a Chinese pantry staple, to flavor grilled chicken.



  1. Preheat a grill to medium. Combine the hoisin sauce, vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the ginger, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Remove 3 tablespoons of the mixture to a separate large bowl; add the chicken and toss to coat. Add the plums to the remaining hoisin mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Brush the grill grates with olive oil. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and grill until marked and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes per side; transfer to a large plate. Place the plums cut-side down on the grill; cook until just softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to the plate with the chicken.
  3. Toss the arugula with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, the lemon juice and cashews; season with salt. Serve with the grilled chicken and plums.