Garlic and ginger BBQ chicken

    4 hours 35 min

    An easy Thai-inspired marinade for chicken with fresh ginger, lime juice, red chilli and garlic. The chicken needs to marinate for a couple of hours or overnight to get the best flavour.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh root ginger
    • 1 lime, zested and juiced
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chilli flakes
    • 120ml water
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 6 chicken breast fillets

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:4hr marinating  ›  Ready in:4hr35min 

    1. Combine the garlic, ginger, lime rind, lime juice, crushed chilli flakes, water, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and sugar in a bowl. Mix well and place the chicken in the sauce, turning several times to coat. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
    2. Preheat the barbecue for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
    3. Barbecue chicken over high heat for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 80 degrees C. Discard any remaining marinade.

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    Very tasty. A little too spicy for my son. I didn't have any fresh ginger on hand, so I used ground ginger.  -  06 May 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was very tasty. I marinated this for about 24 hours in a big Ziploc bag, shaking it up every once in awhile. I followed the recipe, with the only modification being a bit more red pepper. I baked this in the oven, covered, instead of grilling and it was very tender and moist. I served this with some rice and veggies one night and the next night diced the chicken up in an Asian Stir Fry. I'll keep this in my recipe box.  -  26 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really liked this marinate. i tried it on chicken quarters marinating for over 8 hours. you cou see the mairinate in the chicken and the falvor was unbeatable.  -  21 May 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)