sesame ginger lime marinade chicken thighs easy make-ahead dinner meal prep

Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade

Meredith 9:33 am

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.

sesame ginger lime marinade chicken thighs meal-prep easy weeknight dinner

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

5 from 2 votes
sesame ginger lime marinade chicken thighs easy make-ahead dinner meal prep
Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Marinading Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins
 

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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy sesame lime marinade recipe
Servings: 1 marinade
Calories: 295 kcal
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

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Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade

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