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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

This ginger lemongrass marinated chicken is grilled to perfection and brushed with a finger licking teriyaki glaze! Eating healthy never tasted so good!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 4 servings
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

  • 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.

Notes

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