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Marinated and grilled chicken
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Delicious Marinated Chicken Doesn't Have to Take All Night

Quick chicken marinade for the procrastinators and last minute chefs.


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon  sriracha sauce or more if you like it hot
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced


  • This amount of marinade is good for about 4 chicken breasts or thighs.  I like to buy fresh ginger root and freeze it in Ziplock bags.  When you need it for a recipe like this, just use the edge of a spoon to scrape off the paper-like skin and then grate the frozen ginger into a bowl using a Microplane, or other fine grater.
  • Mix the ginger, soy, sriracha, sesame oil and vinegar together in a bowl and whisk thoroughly.  It will take some whisking to get the honey to combine.  You can always heat the marinade to melt the honey, but make sure you cool it to room temperature before you start marinating your chicken.  I usually just mix it well and scrape any remaining honey into the bag with the chicken and mix things around again in there.
  • Place the chicken in a sealable bag and pour in the marinade.
  • Squeeze as much air as you can from the bag, seal it and place in the refrigerator until you have your grill ready for cooking.
  • After an hour, you now have the makings for some amazingly awesome marinated chicken, now we just need to apply the flame!  Go heat up that grill to medium-high heat and let's get dinner going.
  • Once the grill has preheated, remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off any excess.  Place over the hottest part of the grill.
  • Grill the marinated chicken for about 6 - 8 minutes on each side, until a good instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees.
  • Serve your easy marinated chicken over a salad or next to something green and delicious and enjoy!