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.