Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken

Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken is zesty, crispy, and packed with flavor! This easy-to-prepare recipe requires only a few basic ingredients and hardly any time to make!

Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken - an easy, healthy recipe for grilled chicken that requires only a few basic ingredients | TheRoastedRoot.net

Welcome to my newest favorite grilled chicken recipe!

If you saw my Orange-Ginger Baked Halibut recipe I posted a few months back, you already know I have an obsession for the orange and ginger combination. 

There’s something about the sweet tangy marinade with a touch of heat that works magic on any animal protein! 

Liquid aminos, orange zest, orange juice, garlic, and fresh ginger make up the marinade for this chicken. It is so easy to prepare and makes the most delicious finger-lickin-good chicken!

How to Prepare Orange-Ginger Grilled Chicken:

Add all ingredients for the marinade to a blender and blend until completely smooth.

Orange Ginger Marinade for chicken

Place the chicken thighs in a sealable bag or container.

Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal the bag and wriggle it around to ensure all of the thighs are well-coated in marinade.

Orange Ginger Marinated Chicken

Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, up to 24 hours.

Orange Ginger Marinated Chicken Thighs for grilling

When you’re ready to cook, fire up the grill! If your grill has a temperature gauge, set it to 350 degrees. If it doesn’t have a temperature gauge, set it to medium-high.

Place chicken on the grill skin side down, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 5 minutes. 

Increase the grill heat to 400 degrees F. Cook another 5 minutes per side, or until the skin is charred and crispy and the chicken is cooked through (chicken is cooked when it reaches 165 degrees F).

Remove chicken from the grill and allow it to rest 10 minutes before serving. This process allows the juices to distribute throughout the meat, yielding a perfectly tender result.

Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

Orange Ginger Marinated Grilled Chicken - Orange-ginger marinade is amazing for any animal protein, whether you're baking or grilling it! This easy recipe requires few ingredients and hardly any time. | TheRoastedRoot.net

Serving Suggestions:

Below is a list of side dishes I’d personally suggest you serve alongside the chicken.

    • Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach and Grapes
    • Orange Ginger Roasted Carrots
    • Creamy Mashed Rutabaga with Caramelized Onions
    • Roasted Winter Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Cider Vinaigrette
    • The Best Vegan Kale Caesar Salad
    • Maple Cinnamon Glazed Acorn Squash with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
    • Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Roasted Butterut Squash

Can I Bake the Chicken?:

If you’d prefer to bake the chicken, no sweat! For bone-in chicken (as recommended in this recipe), place chicken in a casserole dish and bake at 375 degrees F for 35 to 45 minutes.

If you’re using boneless chicken breasts, bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes (depending on thickness of breast).

Allow the chicken to rest 10 minutes before serving.

Grilled Orange Ginger Chicken - an easy orange-ginger marinade makes the most amazing chicken! | TheRoastedRoot.net

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  • Coffee Rubbed Grilled Tri Tip Tacos

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Orange Ginger Marinated Grilled Chicken - Orange-ginger marinade is amazing for any animal protein, whether you're baking or grilling it! This easy recipe requires few ingredients and hardly any time. | TheRoastedRoot.net

Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken

An easy recipe for grilled chicken that’ll knock your socks off!

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  • 3
    lbs
    bone-in chicken pieces
    I use bone-in thighs
  • 1
    Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 1/3
    cup
    orange juice
  • 1/3
    cup
    coconut aminos
  • 1/3
    cup
    avocado oil
  • 2
    cloves
    garlic
  • 1
    (1-inch) nub
    ginger
    peeled
  • 1/4
    tsp
    sea salt
  1. Add all ingredients for the marinade to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Place the chicken thighs in a sealable bag or container. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal the bag and wriggle it around to ensure all of the thighs are well-coated in marinade. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, up to 24 hours.

  2. When you’re ready to cook, fire up the grill! If your grill has a temperature gauge, set it to 350 degrees. 

  3. Place chicken on the grill skin side down, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 5 minutes.

  4. Increase the grill heat to 400 degrees F. Cook another 5 minutes per side, or until the skin is charred and crispy and the chicken is cooked through (chicken is cooked when it reaches 165 degrees F).

  5. Remove chicken from the grill and allow it to rest 10 minutes before serving. This process allows the juices to distribute throughout the meat, yielding a perfectly tender result.

  6. Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

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Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken