What's not to like? Ginger, good. Garlic, good. Lime, goooood.
Yep, that's all I'm saying today. No usual rambling. Just this...
Ginger-Garlic & Lime Grilled Chicken
What you need:
6-8 chicken thighs or drumsticks I used bone-in, skin-on.
1 tbsp minced ginger (fresh)
3 cloves garlic (about 1 tbsp minced garlic)
3 tbsp coconut aminos (or gluten-free soy sauce)
2 tbsp sesame oil OR olive oil (Use olive oil for AIP)
3 tbsp lime juice (about 2 limes) (A good bottled lime juice for when you can't find limes.)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cumin, optional (omit for AIP)
1/2 tsp salt (leave out if using soy sauce)
1/8 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
Optional: splash of fish sauce (about 1/2 tsp)
**For autoimmune protocol, leave out cumin and use coconut or olive oil instead of sesame oil.
How to make:
Pierce chicken skin with a fork and place chicken in a plastic bag. Mix together the remaining ingredients except. I use this microplane zester for my garlic and ginger. Pour marinade over chicken, seal bag, and flip a few times to coat chicken with marinade. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, or up to 2 hours for stronger flavors. (Don't marinate longer than 2 hours.) Preheat grill to medium low heat or see below for oven directions.
Remove chicken from marinade and sprinkle with additional salt if desired. Place chicken skin side down. Grill for 8-10 minutes with cover closed (vents open). Once skin is browned and crispy, flip and cook an additional 6-10 minutes or until cooked through with an internal temp of 165 degrees F. Allow chicken to rest at least 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with cilantro and lime or lemon slices.
Note: I used a very small charcoal grill for these. If you aren't sure how your grill behaves or if it's too hot, check the chicken after 5 minutes to ensure they don't burn.
To cook these in the oven, bake at 400 degrees F for 35-45 minutes or until cooked through. When cooking in the oven, I like to pour a bit of the marinade on top before baking.
What the...What is that?
- Coconut aminos is a naturally soy-free alternative to soy sauce. It's made from raw coconut tree sap and sun-dried sea salt, and contains 17 amino acids. The cheapest price I have found is at Vitacost.com, where I buy it. (And if you're a new customer, you can save $10 off with my refer-a-friend link here.) You can also find it on Amazon (HERE) or maybe for a little more, at most health food stores.
Also try my Citrus-Herb Chicken Kabobs.
Shared at: Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Tuesday
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