PointsPlus Ginger-Lime Chicken Recipe

PointsPlus Ginger-Lime Chicken Recipe
Staff Writer
Ginger-Lime Chicken


Ginger-Lime Chicken

An easy chicken recipe that's made with zingy ginger. Try serving it with some grilled vegetables or on top of greens. 


  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon lime zest, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoon ginger root, finely minced or grated
  • 2 cloves medium garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil, or other hot oil
  • ¼ cup cilantro, fresh, chopped & divided
  • 1 pound chicken breast, raw without skin & bone (4 ounce pieces)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon scallion, finely minced


In a large non-reactive bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, lime zest, ginger, garlic, honey, oil and 2 tablespoons cilantro; mix well. Add chicken to bowl, tossing to make sure each piece is coated; refrigerate for 2–4 hours.

Preheat broiler to high. Remove chicken from marinade and place in a baking dish; strain marinade and set aside. Broil chicken, 4–6 minutes; flip and brush chicken with reserved marinade (discard any remaining marinade). Return chicken to oven and broil until chicken is cooked through, about 4–6 minutes more.

To serve, sprinkle chicken with scallions, remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro and any sauce accumulated in baking dish. 

Ginger Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Ginger Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.