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Grilled Chicken with Asian Soy Ginger Marinade

Let this savory-sweet Asian soy ginger marinade work its magic on grilled chicken, pork, steak, tofu—you name it. It’s gingery, garlicky and rich with soy and toasted sesame flavor.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Poultry
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian marinade, grilled chicken, marinade recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 230kcal


  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 medium cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • .5 tsp teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast


  • In a small bowl, whisk all marinade ingredients (everything except for the chicken). Pour into a gallon-size resealable plastic bag and add the chicken. Press as much air from the bag as possible and seal.
  • Turn the bag a few times to coat all of the chicken in marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day, turning the bag occasionally to ensure the chicken marinates evenly.
  • Preheat your gas grill with all burners on high and close the lid. When the grill is hot (after about 15 minutes), turn the 2 burners closest to the front to low, keeping the back burner on high. Remove the chicken from the bag and arrange on the grates over the low heat burners. Cover and cook until the underside of the chicken is just beginning to develop light grill marks, 6 to 9 minutes. Flip the chicken, cover, and continue to cook until the chicken is firm to touch, 6 to 9 minutes longer
  • To get a nice char on the chicken, now move the chicken to the part of the grill over high flames and cook uncovered until each side has solid grill marks, 5 to 6 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • The chicken should be completely firm to the touch and register 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Transfer the chicken to a plate, tent with foil, and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.


1 serving (1/6 of recipe): 1 WW Freestyle point


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 530mg | Sugar: 2g