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Ginger Soy Grilled Chicken

This grilled chicken recipe for Ginger Soy Grilled Chicken features a delicious, Asian-inspired 6-ingredient chicken marinade. It's an easy summer meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian chicken recipes, easy chicken marinade, grilled chicken recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
marinating time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 1 minute
Servings 4
Calories 319kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 8 bone-in skinless chicken thighs you can also use 6 skinless legs or breasts
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce use gluten-free soy sauce if you prefer
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 4 garlic cloves finely minced or pressed
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • chopped green onions garnish optional


  • Start by combining the sesame oil, lime juice, honey, soy sauce, grated ginger, minced garlic, and salt and pepper in a shallow baking dish. Whisk these ingredients together with a fork and set everything aside while you prepare the chicken.
  • Add the bone-in, skinless chicken pieces to the baking dish with the marinade, making sure the chicken pieces are well-coated in the marinade. Cover the dish with a lid or some plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours
  • This is a dish that you can prepare earlier in the day and leave it to marinate for several hours until it's time to grill.
  • When it's time to grill, remove the chicken from the fridge and let it rest at room temperature while you preheat the grill.
  • When your grill is ready, turn the heat down to medium-low (if your grill is notoriously hot like mine is, then grill on low to be safe) and place the chicken pieces on the grill.
  • Leave them for about 8 minutes, making sure you allow the bottom side to caramelize before turning. Flip them when they've achieved a nice brown colour on the bottom side and let them grill on the other side on medium-low (or low) for another 8 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (use an instant read meat thermometer).
  • Remove them from the grill and let them rest for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with some chopped green onions and serve!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg