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Thai Inspired Chicken Marinade

Thai Inspired Chicken Marinade

Enhance your grilled chicken with this spicy, sweet and savory marinade and sauce.
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer, Side
Cuisine American, Thai
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

FOR THE MARINADE

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 inch ginger sliced
  • 1/2 cup pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 3 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 1 lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice
  • 1/5 cup sugar
  • 1 garlic clove sliced
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Instructions
 

FOR THE MARINADE

  • In a bowl, mix olive oil, lime juice, and pickle juice.
  • Add sugar, and whisk vigorously until dissolved.
  • Add the rest of the marinade ingredients, mix well.
  • Add chicken breast strips, and leave covered over night or for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Grill chicken over medium heat until golden brown on the outside, and juicy on the inside.

FOR THE SAUCE

  • Mix all ingredients except for corn starch and water in a pan.
  • Bring to a boil while gently whisking. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add corn starch to water in a separate bowl and whisk until dissolved.
  • Add half of the corn starch mix to the sauce, and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add more if needed for texture.
  • Remove and cool down slightly.
  • Pour a third of the sauce on top of the grilled chicken. Save the rest as additional sauce and dressing.

Notes

Makes enough for about 1-2 lbs of chicken breasts
Keyword chicken, marinade, thai