Ginger Sesame Chicken and tips for better Chicken

I don’t know about you, but I am so thankful it’s Friday! Ian has been working late almost everyday this month and having family time over the weekend is something I am really looking forward to.

Last night when he was working late, yet again, I was a bit discouraged and didn’t have much motivation to make dinner. I was tired and the thought of juggling kids and dinner just was not a challenge I thought I was up for.


But, at the suggestion of my sister, I put Bridget in the Ergo Baby and began to grill our dinner. I am very thankful I did. Sometimes I just need to ignore that voice that says “you can’t” and remember, by taking it one step at a time, I can (well, most of the time, I can).

When Ian got home, we were able to enjoy a family dinner, however late. It was a recipe that I have loved for a long time. I remember my Papa grilling it many times and each time I have it I am reminded how delicious, yet simple it is.


Grilling chicken breasts can be tricky. No one wants a dry, overcooked, tough piece of meat, but under cooking it might be a worse offense. Through the years, I have come up with a few tips and tricks that have helped reach a happy place of flavorful, moist, grilled chicken.

  • Always pound chicken, this tenderizes it and makes it thinner so that it can cook more evenly.
  • Cut into smaller portions. Chicken breast can be quite large and so I usually pound and then cut into smaller portions (often two pieces per chicken breast)
  • Marinate! Yes, it takes some planning ahead, but oh so worth it.
  • Preheat grill to high heat, then turn to medium high while cooking.
  • Cook for only 8 minutes, 4 minutes a side. If you’ve pounded your chicken, preheated your grill, this is really all the time you need.
  • Cook with the cover down.
  • Enjoy your masterpiece (or at least a not-dried-out dinner)


These tips work with any marinade, however as I said the one I made last night is a favorite. It’s simple, only calling for 4 ingredients, ones that I often have on hand. I adjusted this recipe to fit my grilling techniques and am very happy with the results. I hope you enjoy it too. Happy grilling!

Ginger Sesame Grilled Chicken

4 chicken breast, pounded thin and cut into serving size

1/2 soy sauce

1/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Mix together soy sauce, honey, ginger and sesame seeds. Place chicken in a resealable bag and pour sauce over and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (the more the better).

Preheat grill to high heat. Before putting chicken on, turn to medium high. Put chicken on grill and grill for 4 minutes on each side with cover down (adjust time to reach correct doneness).





One thought on “Ginger Sesame Chicken and tips for better Chicken

  1. Good morning Brett’s. Thank you for sharing your special recipe. I like grilling also. I grill with charcoal and grill with direct then indirect heat. Always comes out nice and juicy also!!! Lovely pictures of the family!!!💞😀


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