A close up of Asian Ginger Marinade for grilled chicken being sliced with a fork and a knife

Asian Ginger Marinade for Grilled Chicken

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 14 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Do you love Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Dressing? Us too, but we only just tried it as an Asian Ginger Marinade for Grilled Chicken and it's the best chicken marinade yet!!


  • 1/4  Cup Minced Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Finely Shredded Carrot
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 Teaspoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Clove Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 4 Chicken Breasts boneless, skinless


  • In a large measuring cup, or jar, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until well combined.
  • Pour 2/3 of the marinade into a zip top bag along with the chicken breasts. Seal and place in the fridge for 2- 24 hours. We prefer a longer marinade time.
  • Place the remaining marinade in a bowl in the fridge.
  • Heat the grill to high heat.
  • Remove the chicken from the fridge to rest on the counter for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the marinade and place the chicken, top side down on the grill. Turn the heat to medium.
  • Cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes, flip over and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until cooked through. The last few minutes brush some of the reserved marinade over each chicken breast.
  • Remove from the grill and let rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Asian Ginger Marinade for Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (6 ounces)
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 24g
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 521mg23%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 38g76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.