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
1 1/2lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
Fresh cilantrofor garnish
Lime wedgesfor garnish
Fresh green onionssliced, for garnish
MAKE THE MARINADE:
Splash of soy sauce
1Tbspfresh gingergrated or finely minced
MAKE THE TERIYAKI SAUCE:
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.
Add teriyaki sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
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.
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.
The last minute or so of cooking, brush chicken with teriyaki glaze.
Set chicken aside to rest for 10 min.
Brush with teriyaki glaze once more before serving.
Serve garnished with sliced green onions, minced cilantro, lime wedges and/or sesame seeds.
** if fresh lemongrass isn't available, you can substitute 1 tsp lemon zest