Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken


This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze!  Eating healthy never tasted so good! 

Just because you may be watching what you eat, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on flavor.  You’ll love this quick marinated ginger lemongrass chicken that’s delicious on it’s own, but gets even more incredible when you brush it with an amazing finger-licking glaze!

Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken | This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze! Eating healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

Welcome to 2016!  Okay, technically it’s been 2016 for 3 days already, but since this is my first post of the new year… hello 2016!  Let’s talk resolutions.  It’s a hot button topic for some… some can’t stand making resolutions, some make a list of them every year.  For me, I make two lists each new year… one with the goals I want to achieve over the course of the year, and one with two parts: a list of things I’m grateful to have going into the new year, and a list of things I want to help my kids accomplish.  In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a “list person” lol.

I seriously make a list of things to do every. single. day.  Ranging anywhere from “wash/dry kids laundry” to “make cheesecake bars and photograph them”.  I’d like to say that I make the list to be goal oriented and more productive, but honestly, if I don’t put something on the to do list, it doesn’t get done because I will completely forget lol.  Yep, I’m that person.  Please tell me I’m not alone in my craziness!

Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken | This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze! Eating healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

So did you all make any resolutions for this year?  Maybe like many of us, you want to drop a few of those holiday pounds (seriously, how does anyone NOT gain weight over the holidays?!).  My goal isn’t necessarily to count calories and whatnot, but more to eat lighter, cleaner.  Less sugar and less heavy, rich foods.  I won’t be eating like that at every single meal, and I’ll totally be sharing some yummy desserts you could make for Valentine’s Day next month πŸ˜‰  Plus, it’s the time of year to start working on your Super Bowl party foods, so you know I’ll be bringing you all some goodies for that!

Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken | This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze! Eating healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

For today at least, let’s go with something that isn’t coated in cheese, isn’t fried, isn’t coated in candy… a grilled chicken recipe!  This recipe started out as a simple quick-marinated chicken dish, then through pure happenstance, I decided I simply had to add the teriyaki glaze.  I tried an amazing dish from Carlsbad Cravings and fell in LOVE with her teriyaki sauce/glaze and I just knew I needed more of it in my life.  One taste, and you’ll be saying the same thing!

Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken | This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze! Eating healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

The chicken is completely delicious with just the marinade flavors, and is probably healthier overall, so if you want to skip the glaze, you totally can.  Just make a note to come back and try it at least once with the glaze πŸ˜‰

This recipe uses fresh lemongrass, which is probably available in your local grocery store (it is at mine anyway, and I don’t live in a big city), but if you can’t find it, no big deal, you can substitute some lemon zest in it’s place.  It won’t taste exactly the same, but will have the same overall lemony-ness.

Lemongrass can be a bit tricky to figure out how to use, so here’s a handy guide for you guys πŸ™‚

Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken | This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze! Eating healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

You can serve this chicken with whatever you’d like… I love to do simple rice noodles that have been drizzled with sesame oil and tossed with a little minced cilantro.  Super easy, flavorful, and doesn’t take very long to cook!

Enjoy the start to your New Year!!

Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken | This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze! Eating healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken | This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze! Eating healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com
Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken | This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze! Eating healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

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Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken
4 servings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze! Eating healthy never tasted so good!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs . boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • Fresh green onions sliced, for garnish
  • MAKE THE MARINADE:
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemongrass sliced
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • Splash of soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger grated or finely minced
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • MAKE THE TERIYAKI SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Add marinade ingredients to food processor or blender and pulse until a thin paste forms. To a bowl, pour marinade over trimmed chicken breasts, massage it into chicken. Cover and let sit for about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add teriyaki sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. To a saucepan, pour in prepared teriyaki sauce and bring to a boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to a simmer and let the sauce simmer until slightly thickened. Set aside for glazing.
  4. Preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over MED heat (brush with a little vegetable oil right before adding meat), and grill chicken breasts for about 6-7 minutes per side, until meat is cooked through and juices run clear.
  5. The last minute or so of cooking, brush chicken with teriyaki glaze.
  6. Set chicken aside to rest for 10 min.
  7. Brush with teriyaki glaze once more before serving.
  8. Serve garnished with sliced green onions, minced cilantro, lime wedges and/or sesame seeds.
Recipe Notes

** if fresh lemongrass isn't available, you can substitute 1 tsp lemon zest

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26 comments on “Ginger Lemongrass Teriyaki Grilled Chicken”

  1. Absoluetly delicious. Now for the brownie bottom cheese cake

  2. I am going to track down fresh lemongrass (which is harder than you might think in my small town). This just has my name all over it.

    • I hope you’re able to find some Michelle!! The grocery stores here have a product, sold near the fresh herbs, that is a lemongrass paste… I’ve taken to using that more often, as it’s easier to store πŸ™‚

  3. This is the first year that I didn’t make any resolutions. But I do make a list for everything, too. So don’t you worry – you are not alone. I list even very small detail of what I want/need to do. Mostly, I make a mental list first and write them down on post-its and stick it in something where I will always see them. Even the thing that I need to drink milk, I have to stick a note in the fridge door. πŸ˜€

    Oh, let me notice that delicious chicken! Oh yum! Thanks for taking this with you, Amanda. Uh, do you know how to use chopsticks now? πŸ˜€

    • We are so very similar Jhuls! πŸ™‚ Oh man, I WISH I had leaned how to operate the chopsticks… that photo is just carefully staged so that it LOOKS like I know what I’m doing, but I really have no clue lol πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve become much more of a list person since having kids as my memory seems to have gone to pieces! But it largely works…this looks like a delicious dish, yum!

  5. Looks delicious! Gotta try this tonight πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing via Fiesta Friday!

  6. This is a yummy dish! Glad you posted the lemongrass tip. I’ve not used it yet. Your site looks really good!

  7. Oh my Oh my!! Thankyou indeed for bringing this over to Fiesta Friday 101!

  8. This looks so flavorful! I love teriyaki in my chicken and the addition of lemongrass sounds fantastic! Will definitely try this!

  9. Totally adding this recipe to my dinner menu next week! Love it!

  10. That glaze looks amazing – definitely trying this one!

  11. This dish looks amazing! And your photos are so pretty!

  12. Happy New Year Amanda!! I am definitely a fellow list person – the notes app on my computer is just full of various ongoing lists – places to visit, things to do, ideas to make…and I can never finish them haha! This chicken is going straight on a list too – loving the sound of the lemongrass marinade with the teriyaki sauce.

  13. Yum, yum and YUM!! Love the flavors in this!

  14. This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this!