This is one of my family’s all-time favorite chicken marinades. It is packed with the delicious savory flavors of sesame and ginger while a touch of maple syrup adds just a hint of sweetness. During the summer I will typically grill chicken thighs in this sesame ginger lime marinade and serve them with an asian inspired coleslaw and sesame soba noodles. It is a super quick and easy weeknight meal that we all love.
Easy Make-Ahead Marinade!
I often double the ginger soy lime marinade recipe. Freezing chicken already marinaded makes for a quick and easy week-night dinner. Just thaw the chicken and grill!
Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade Recipe
The savory and sweet flavors of this Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade are perfect for chicken, shrimp and even tofu. This is enough marinade for 1.5 to 2 lbs of protein.
- 1 inch fresh ginger peeled and grated
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 T roasted sesame oil
- 2 T fresh lime juice
- 2 T low sodium soy sauce
- 1 T maple syrup
Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow glass dish, mix thoroughly
Add protein, coating completely in marinade
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hrs up to overnight
*Note: Did you know that 80% of the antibiotics sold in the United States are for livestock? That is why I choose to purchase chicken raised without antibiotics.
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