Honey Lime Ginger Chicken Thighs

by Suzanne on April 23, 2012

in Chicken, Savory

A simple chicken marinade that gives this chicken an Asian flavor. I really like Asian flavors but my kids are not big fans, so I have been easing them into changing their dis-like of Asian flavor by making dishes like this. My picky eater just gobbled this chicken up and asked for seconds! I smiled and silently high-fived myself for the success, then gladly served him seconds. The ginger and soy sauce give this chicken the Asian taste, I personally would have added a teaspoon or two of sesame oil to the marinade but knew that it might push the taste buds over the edge for my picky eaters. I settled on a garnish of sesame seeds on top of cooked chicken. I served this chicken with rice and carrots kind of like stir fry and salad on the side.  The chicken could be served on  the salad as an Asian chicken salad or in a stir fry of vegetables. The chicken could be baked as well as grilled but we prefer to grill if given the chance and the weather permitting.

Honey Lime Ginger Chicken Thighs

1/3 cup canola or safflower 62g
1/4 cup honey 88g
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 102g
1/8 cup  soy sauce 34 g
1 lime zested and juiced
1 clove of garlic pressed
2 tsp. finely chopped ginger
1/4 tsp. pepper
6-8 chicken thighs (I used boneless skinless but bone-in and skin on are fine too)

Step 1:  Mix all ingredients together then pour over chicken in plastic gallon size zip lock bag, seal and refrigerate for 4-5 hours.
Step 2: Grill chicken on medium high about 10 minutes (without bone) until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear when cut into the middle,  or internal temperature reading on meat thermometer read 160-165 F.

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1 Sandra's Easy Cooking April 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

Suzanne, this sounds amazing! I love Asian influenced meals, and my kids do enjoy them very much too! Thank you for this great recipe!

2 Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 9:56 am

Thanks you Sandra, your so sweet hope you get to try this out it’s so easy.

3 Liren April 23, 2012 at 9:57 am

I know my kids would especially love this! Love the sesame seeds 🙂 This is perfect for grilling season ahead.

4 Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

Thank you Liren, hope you are doing well.

5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 23, 2012 at 10:06 am

This recipe sounds great! I’m going to pass it on to my brother who is getting into grilling and loves these flavors – I know he’ll enjoy it!

6 Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 10:09 am

Awe thanks Laura hope he like it, we just love to grill.

7 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) April 23, 2012 at 10:50 am

This is my kind of chicken dish, Suzanne. Yes, you deserved that high five for getting your kids to enjoy something they thought they wouldn’t like, yay!

8 Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Ha ha thanks Jean, it’s a constant battle. If I didn’t love food and cooking so much it wouldn’t bother me at all, but it I want them to enjoy the same things I love!

9 Magic of Spice April 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Beautiful marinade…my guys would love this 🙂

10 Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

thanks 🙂 Alisha

11 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts April 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I can’t wait to try this! The flavors sound delicious. I think everyone in the family will like this one!

12 Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Thanks Erin, glad to know some kids enjoy the Asian flavors.

13 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings April 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I like this!! Simple to prepare and easy to cook for a quick week night meal! No fuss!

14 Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Jen that is how I like my cooking pretty simple but good!

15 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers April 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm

This will be a winning recipe for my kids. I can’t wait to try this!

16 Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

thank you Rowena 🙂

17 Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) April 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Love, love this marinade and I bet it would be tasty on a whole host of different things! Will have to try soon!!!

18 Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Thank you Lisa, I agree you could use this marinade for a lot of different things and be quite happy with it, even a stir fry sauce would be great.

19 Priscilla @ShesCookin April 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Grilled chicken thighs are a staple in our house and an Asian-inspired marinade is always a winner! Hope you’re enjoying your time in Cali 🙂

20 Suzanne April 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Thanks Priscilla, I’m enjoying myself for sure.

21 The Café Sucré Farine April 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

Suzanne – I already know I would love this! It sounds/looks amazing!

22 Suzanne April 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Thanks Chris:)

23 Terra April 25, 2012 at 9:01 pm

My hubby thinks chicken is pretty fantastic, and loves Asian cuisine. I can only guess that he would love this recipe:-) YUM! Hugs, Terra

24 Nami | Just One Cookbook April 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

Hi Suzanne! I know my kids will always love soy sauce + honey flavor. Adding lime is a nice touch! I love simple meals like this for week day dinner. Thank you for sharing!

25 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef April 27, 2012 at 8:35 am

I love these thighs and anything dusted with sesame seeds makes me smile. 🙂

26 Suzanne April 28, 2012 at 4:40 am

Yah, I wish I loved my thighs as much as these 🙂

27 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers April 27, 2012 at 11:44 am

Hi Suzanne! Here’s the link to my post using your wonderful recipe.
Thanks again!

28 Suzanne April 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Thanks so much Rowena, I loved your version of the chicken it’s so delicious looking and I will try out your rice soon!

29 Barbara May 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Tried this yesterday. Yum!

30 Suzanne May 2, 2012 at 10:07 am

Awesome so glad it was yummy for you too 🙂 thanks for letting me know these are my favorite comments.

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