- In a medium saucepan over high heat, whisk together the sugar, soy sauce, water, onion powder, and ground ginger.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes.
- Remove the mixture from heat, cool, and whisk in lemon juice and hot chili paste.
- Place chicken in the mixture.
- Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours before preparing chicken as desired.
- Tweak it a bit by adding 1 tsp minced garlic and substitute red pepper flakes (1 heaping tsp) for the paste.