Sesame ginger lime marinade recipe

Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade

This Sesame Ginger Lime marinade is one of my family’s all-time favorites.  Sweetened with a touch of maple syrup, the savory flavors of toasted sesame oil and ginger the perfect complement to any asian inspired meal.

Sesame ginger lime marinade ingredients

Chicken thighs prepared with this sesame ginger lime marinade are delicious addition to asian inspired salads for an easy summer meal.  Or use this simple asian-inspired marinade for a delicious one pan roasted sesame ginger chicken and vegetable meal.

Easy Make-Ahead Sesame Ginger 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 for chicken and tofu

Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes
Sesame ginger lime marinade recipe
Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade
Prep Time
5 mins
Marinading Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins

This Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade is filled with the flavors of toasted sesame oil and ginger sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup.  This paleo marinade makes delicious grilled or roasted chicken thighs!  {Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: dairy-free, easy sesame lime marinade recipe, gluten free, paleo
Servings: 1 marinade
Calories: 295 kcal
  • 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 (use coconut aminos for paleo, use tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 T maple syrup
  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow glass dish, mix thoroughly
  2. Add protein, coating completely in marinade

  3. 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.

Tested and delicious soy sauce substitutions:

  • Gluten-free marinade: use Tamari in place of low sodium soy sauce
  • Paleo marinade: use coconut aminos as a substitute for tamari or soy sauce
  • Whole30 compatible marinade: omit the maple syrup and use coconut aminos


Originally published in Sept, 2017, this recipe has been updated with enhanced instructions and refreshed photos.

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  1. Found it (marinade)

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