Chicken Thighs With Ginger-Sesame Glaze

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"This is out of a Clean Eating magazine. It says for extra flavor let the thighs marinate all day in the refrigerator."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (205.8 g)
  • Calories 457.3
  • Total Fat - 32.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 166.7 mg
  • Sodium - 900.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 10 g
  • Protein - 28.8 g
  • Calcium - 22.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine first 8 ingredient in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Set aside half of the mixture. Add chicken to the bowl and toss. (can let marinade in fridge at this time)

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray.

Step 3

Add chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 4

Transfer chicken to a platter; drizzle with remaining soy mixture.

Tips & Variations

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Very moist chicken with great flavor! I didn't have as much "glaze" as I needed after boiling the marinade to create the glaze, because I totally didn't read that I should only marinade with half the ingredients!! Threw it all into a ziplock bag and tossed the thighs in. So I ended up boiling what was left in the bag. Really only enough to cover 3 thighs, but the chicken was delicious and absorbed the flavor from the marinade. I ended up leaving it in the marinade for a little over an hour, and didn't find this to be too spicy at all. Had to cook mine a bit longer, but I had large thighs. Thanks for sharing a delicious recipe!

review by:
(2 May 2021)


I doubled the recipe and let this marinate all day, turned out amazing. We all loved this guest worthy dish. I served it up with your and they went together perfectly.

review by:
(10 Mar 2020)


Delicious chicken which we enjoyed with rice and fruit. I used red chile paste in place of the samba oelek, but otherwise made as directed for chicken which was enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing!

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(20 Mar 2019)


This recipe was so yummy. I loved it, great texture and full of flavor. Best of all it was quick and easy to make with excellent results. The chicken was perfectly cooked and the sauce... oh the sauce was out of this world good. Loved the little hit of heat from the sambal oelek. Thanks for sharing another winner, this one is going into my Favorites Cookbook for 2017. Kudos my friend. Made FYC tag game.

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(7 Apr 2017)


It was OMG OMG through every bite full if this chicken thighs, I scaled it back to one serve and my thighs weighted in at 7.5 ounces after trimming the fat off and I cooked them for about 8 minutes total on the grill pan to cook them to perfection. I also added a little more soy as they marinade was rather thick though I had scaled it back to 1 serve and reserved some of the marinade (OMG it tasted so great) and reheated it in the microwave as a sauce for over the chicken thighs and just so moist and delicious even now as I report this review I am salivating thank you TeresaS, post for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(29 Aug 2016)


Fantastic! I did marinate the chicken overnight. First I heated the grill pan too much and I almost burnt the chicken (the sugar). Took it out, washed the pan and started all over again at a lower heat.It was delicious. I used the same marinade to saute the veggies. Ps: I used breast.

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(16 Aug 2016)