Ellen Britt - A Teenage Foodie who Explores Dinner, Dessert and Salad Ideas
If you’re looking for a delicious way to get your family to eat healthier, look no further than soy-ginger chicken! This tasty dish is packed with healthy ingredients and full of flavour. Let’s dive in and explore why everyone should be cooking up this delicious dish.
Soy ginger chicken is easy to prepare and loaded with health benefits. First off, the soy sauce used in this dish is made from fermented soybeans which are high in protein, as well as several B vitamins. Soy sauce also contains many minerals like iron, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium. The ginger used in this recipe is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help reduce pain and swelling associated with arthritis or other joint conditions. In addition, it can help boost immunity, digestion, and even improve circulation.
Another benefit of this dish is that it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare — perfect for busy weeknights when you’re short on time but still want to serve up a healthy dinner for your family. All you need are a few simple ingredients including chicken breasts or thighs (or both!), low sodium soy sauce, fresh ginger root, garlic cloves, brown sugar (for sweetness), limes, siracha and some green onions and cilantro for garnish. Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients together it’s just a matter of mixing them together in a marinade letting the flavours meld together for an hour or overnight and then popping the chicken on BBQ — dinner will be ready before you know it!
From start to finish this meal only requires half an hour with minimal effort required on your part — that makes it the perfect weeknight meal solution! Plus it's full of nutrition thanks to all the health benefits packed into every bite — so everyone wins!
Marinade and Cooking
1. In a medium-sized bowl combine the soy sauce, sugar, olive oil, grated ginger lime juice, minced garlic, and siracha and mix well until combined.
2. Add the chicken thighs to the marinade and coat thoroughly. Place the chicken and marinade in the fridge for at least one hour or overnight.
3. Preheat the BBQ grill to high heat and spray the grates with oil so as to avoid the chicken sticking. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
Preferred method: You can also use a frying pan and cook your chicken in the marinade. I have tried both the stovetop method and the BBQ and by far prefer cooking this recipe on the stovetop. I recommend reducing the marinade to a reduction sauce so all the yumminess of the ingredients are fully infused onto the chicken. You won't be disappointed!
4. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and serve with rice or another complementary side dish along with green onions, cilantro and limes for garnish and added flavour.
All fresh and natural with complimentary flavours
Be sure to marinade your chicken for at least an hour but preferably overnight
Let your guests help themselves.
I have made this recipe a few times and each time it is super delicious. In my humble opinion, the stovetop method is by far the best as the marinade turns into a wonderful reduction sauce coating the chicken with a dark golden glaze, slightly blackened in spots adding an extra intensity of flavour. As well the siracha and ginger contribute that perfect kick to the flavour without being overpowering. Bon Appétit!