Ginger Garlic Chicken

1
Christine Whisenhunt

By
@cwhisenhunt

This is another recipe I came up with when I was on my "no sugar, salt, dairy, flour, or oil" diet a few years ago. It is still my absolute favorite marinade. I always use it when I grill chicken on the BBQ, but I think it would work well in the oven too. The key to this is its carmelization, so whatever cooking method can acheive that would be fine. This is so good I actually crave it. It has a very surprising flavor. I never tried it, but I bet it would be amazing on shrimp as well, maybe salmon too! I was even thinking about trying it on beef! I hope you will try it. I'm betting it becomes one of your faves too! Enjoy!

Note: Photo borrowed from the internet.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Marinates 4 large chicken breasts.
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 small
    lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger paste, heaping (you can find this in the produce section)
  • 1/4 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • 4 large
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts

How to Make Ginger Garlic Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a ziplock bag. Add chicken. Roll chicken around in marinade to completely coat. Allow to sit in marinade for 10-20 minutes. I find if it sits longer than that the chicken begins to get a mealy texture. Move chicken around in marinade at least once while marinating so it gets even marination. Cook on a BBQ as you normally would. I usually have my heat on high until I put the chicken on, then I turn it down to medium and grill 10-20 minutes on each side. Depends how hot your grill is, how thick your chicken is, and whether over direct heat or not.

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About Ginger Garlic Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Marinades
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy




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