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Sesame-Ginger Grilled Chicken

Tender and moist grilled chicken basted in a simple mixture of soy sauce, ginger, sesame seeds and honey.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Tricia


  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Vegetable cooking spray or vegetable oil for the grill
  • Thin sliced green onions for garnish


  • Toast the sesame seeds, stirring frequently, in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat until lightly browned,
  • Combine the sesame seeds, ginger, honey and soy sauce in a small bowl. Whisk until combined.
  • Place the chicken in a heavy-duty zip lock bag and flatten the breasts using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Pound each to an even thickness starting at the biggest end.
  • Lightly spray or oil the grill to prevent sticking.
  • Preheat grill on medium-high. Cook the breasts about 8 minutes on each side or until clear juices are visible. Baste the chicken frequently with the soy mixture, using it all or discarding any remaining sauce.
  • Allow the chicken to rest 5 minutes before serving. Garnish this thin sliced green onions if desired.


  • This sauce is also perfect for chicken skewers or on grilled salmon.
  • Feel free to use chicken thighs but adjust grilling time accordingly.