I start grilling as soon as the grill can hold its own in the cold weather, usually when the temperatures are hovering round freezing. When the heat and humidity kicks in, the grill goes into overtime. Since it will be a few months before I get tired of salads I made a Honey Ginger Grilled Chicken for dinner and my food bowls.
To be honest, when I do get tired of salads, this would be great with rice noodles and the like. Plus you can make this with pork or fish.
For the dressing, there are many different Asian inspired ones you can choose from but I confess my guilty pleasure is salad cream. We tried to explain it to our stateside friends and they were like is it mayo? No! There were many guesses so I think we’re going to have to share our stash. Luckily, it isn’t hugely price prohibitive to get it delivered. Not like Marmite, where you have to mortgage your house to get it here. Fortunately, my in-laws are coming next week and they are bringing that with them.
Technique for the Honey Ginger Grilled Chicken
The chicken should be marinated for at least a couple of hours. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Before adding the chicken check the flavour of the marinade to make sure the balance of the flavours are as you like them. With the honey, you want to make sure the sweetness comes through but doesn’t overpower the rest of the ingredients. As the marinade sits, the volume of the sweetness increases. So at the start have the honey just making the marinade a bit sweet.
Slice the chicken breasts lengthwise. Aside from lessening the cooking time for the chicken it makes it easier when cooking with honey. When using honey, you need to keep the temperature at medium on the grill. I always find that food photography that shows dishes with honey glazes still honey colored deceptive. Honey will brown when cooked. You do have to be careful as it will catch and burn very easily.
After marinating for at least a couple hours, grill the chicken making sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t catch and burn.
Prep the salad and top with the chicken.
Who says healthy eating has to be boring?
Honey Ginger Grilled Chicken
A honey ginger marinade for a healthy meal.
- 1 lb chicken breast, sliced lengthwise
- 1/3 cup honey
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 1 tbsp lime juice
Mix all the ingredients together. Add the chicken. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Grill the chicken on medium heat. Cube and top on salad. Serve.