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Hey folks! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a main dish recipe, but that’s just because I’m saving most of my main dish and side dish recipes for the cookbook that I’m kind of working on without a deadline. 😛 Since that leaves my blog recipes a little lopsided in the sweet/savory department, I thought it was time to share an easy entrée recipe with you, so please say hello to some Asian Grilled Chicken! The fresh ginger gives it an a-maz-ing flavor that you will not get from dried ginger, so I’m telling you up front: I have no recommendations for using dried ginger because I really don’t want you to do that! I know, I know – I hear ya – I wasn’t a fresh ginger girl either until I actually tried it for myself. Now I’m hooked and if I don’t have it in the fridge (where it keeps for a very long time), I’ve got some in the freezer. You can find a fresh ginger root in the produce section of your local grocery store.
This marinade only takes a few ingredients but it imparts some pretty bold flavor to your choice of meat. I used chicken tenderloins so I could create a THM E meal around my lean protein, but you could use it on fattier meats for a THM S setting as well. My family loved it! You can see my E meal in the pictures – Pineapple Sweet & Sour Sauce for dipping (recipe in next cookbook), Sweet & Sour Rice (recipe in next cookbook), and a pan-fried carrot recipe (also to be found in the next cookbook). 😉 Just thought I’d whet your appetites a little….
Some grilled pineapple would be amazing with this chicken in a THM E meal! I wouldn’t put it in the marinade because in my experience, marinated pineapple gets mushy, but you could put some pineapple rings right on the grill straight out of the can when you’re grilling the chicken.
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- 3 lb. chicken tenderloins (or chicken breasts cut into strips)
- 1 c. reduced-sodium soy sauce
- ½ c. water
- 2 T. rice vinegar
- 2 T. sriracha
- 1 lg. garlic clove (peeled)
- 1 (1 inch) cube fresh ginger
- ⅛ tsp. THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- Blend the marinade ingredients together until smooth. Pour over chicken and marinate for 6-8 hours. Grill on both sides until cooked through.
-Feel free to use this marinade on any meat! Since it has no significant carb or fat sources, it can be used in any THM fuel type. The type of meat you use will determine the fuel type of your meal. If you use a fatty meat (like chicken thighs or drumsticks), you have a THM S meal, but if you use a lean meat such as pork loin or white meat poultry, you have a THM Fuel Pull that can be turned into an E meal by adding a carb source.
-For a THM E meal, grill some pineapple rings alongside the chicken! (I don't like to add the pineapple rings to the marinade because they get too soft and lose their bright flavor. Just pop them on the grill plain.)