Soy Ginger Glazed Chicken

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Eric and I eat chicken quite frequently, so it’s important to me to have several recipes for it.  I don’t like having the same dishes over and over, and this dish was a welcome addition to our chicken repertoire.  The glaze is incredibly easy and only requires three ingredients.  Plus, it can be used on beef, pork, shrimp, salmon or turkey.  It’s great for grilling on short notice because the meat doesn’t need to marinate.  We left our chicken breasts whole, but you could easily turn them into kebabs.  The best part about this glaze is that it tastes fantastic.  It gets a bittersweet orange flavor from the marmalade, a fresh and spicy flavor from the ginger and a bit of earthy saltiness from the soy sauce.  We served this with vegetable fried rice, which went perfectly with the chicken.

We used our indoor grill for this, so cooking times may vary depending on what type of grill you are using.

Soy Ginger Glazed Chicken
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

-In a small bowl, mix together marmalade, soy sauce and ginger.  Set aside.
-Prepare grill or preheat grill pan.
-Cook the chicken 5 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 5 minutes.
-Brush each side with glaze.  Cook 1-2 more minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through.
-Remove chicken from grill and immediately brush each side with remaining glaze.

Adapted from Everyday Food, June 2010 

  • Star

    We made this the other day. It was super yummy. It also gave Kevin the idea to use the marmalade to make Orange Peel Chicken. Thanks for all the ideas!

  • Courtney Champion

    That's awesome! Thanks for letting me know you made it. I always feel good finding out someone actually cooks the stuff I post on here, haha. I have you to thank for the recipe since it came from the subscription to Everyday Food you got for me. 🙂