Friday, April 18, 2008

Sesame Orange Chicken Marinade

Yesterday I suggested to my husband that we grill something for dinner (a.k.a. I'm too tired to cook and would love for you to BBQ) and he came up with this excellent marinade for boneless, skinless chicken thighs using stuff we had on hand in the refrigerator and pantry. The chicken turned out juicy and well flavored, which is sometimes difficult on the grill. I've been known to turn out some pretty dry chicken after over cooking it on the grill.

For this recipe you will need: 2 pounds chicken pieces (anything will do here, we used boneless, skinless chicken thighs), 2 gloves diced garlic, salt, pepper, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 1/4 cup olive oil, and lots of parsley.

He only marinated the chicken for less than an hour and it still turned out full of flavor and moist. You can marinade the chicken for up to 24 hours if you have the time. Mix all of the ingredients in a plastic storage bag and refrigerate until you are ready to grill.

Set your grill to medium/medium-high heat and once warm, put the chicken pieces on and don't move them. Turn the chicken when ready and remove when the internal temp is 170 or you can cut a piece in half to make sure it's no longer pink.

Optional: Heat the remaining marinade in a pan over medium heat until boiling, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened. Pour over finished chicken pieces or have on the side for dipping.

1 comment:

cameronrosenthal said...

I found your recipe when looking for an orange marinade. thanks so much for sharing and I am going to try it tonight! Cameron