Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Homemade Teriyaki Marinade for Grilled Chicken

Grilling season is around the corner and I'm getting so excited. Last Father's Day we surprised K with a grill and it's changed out lives. Haha- okay maybe not changed but definitely enhanced out delicious eats. We've made grilled pizza, steaks, chicken, vegetable and are always open to new grilling recipes. Well, even Southern California has rainy winter days and today was no exception. I saw this marinade on Pinterest (where else?) and made it to throw onto the grill today. Unfortunately, the rain started in the afternoon which meant no grilling. No worries there, instead of grilling a whole chicken breast, we cut the chicken into cubes and grilled it on the stovetop instead. Talk about delicious and full of flavor. I love the tangy soy sauce and limes paired with the sweetness of the honey. Thank you GroceryBudget101.com for the recipe.

Recipe (slightly modified):
3 Tbl Soy Sauce
2 Tbl Honey
1 Tbl Vegetable Oil (though I'm sure you can omit this as well)
Juice from 1 Lime
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)

Place ingredients into a small bowl and stir well.

Pour into a gallon size ziplock bag and add chicken. Cover chicken in the marinade and place the sealed bag into the fridge until you're ready to grill. Let it marinade for at least 30 minutes but I prefer a few hours.
We marinaded our chicken for about 5 hours which made the chicken super tender. We cubed the chicken and placed it on the stovetop to cook. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
Though we didn't get to grill today, we both agreed this marinade is a keeper. The chicken was tender and moist, jammed packed with flavor.  Pair with a side of rice and veggies and you have a perfect meal.
Enjoy!

2 comments:

Elyse Alexandria said...

This looks awesome! I'm excited to try it. My husband and I are always looking for good marinades.

Elyse

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Montaya said...

Just started following you blog love you recipe I can't wait to try the teriyaki chicken.

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