It's been 2 years since I grilled. TWO YEARS.
When we moved in 2009 we couldn't take our outdoor grill with us and it's taken us this long to get up and running with a new one.
Sad, I know.
But enough of living in the past!
This simple, tasty Asian inspired marinade is brought to you by my new summer cooking companion…
Ohh yeah. SO psyched to be grilling again!
The boys wanted to BBQ chicken legs but I was craving something more fun to break the old girl in. So I whipped us this zesty marinade and defrosted some chicken tenderloins. It was fantastic!
Zesty is about the only word I can think of to describe it. You'd think it would be too spicy with all the red pepper flakes but the honey balanced the heat out. It had a lot of flavor without being too hot. At least for me. I'll totally be making this again. I'm even considering it for some pork chops tomorrow!
Here's what I did…
- 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbsp honey (42g)
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
Mix all ingredients together..
Let sit for a few minutes allowing the flavors to merge a bit. Then use on your favorite meat.
I used 12 oz of boneless chicken tenderloins but you will easily have enough marinade for a pound.
Save a some of the marinade to glaze on the chicken while cooking.
I served with some grilled zucchini and potatoes. It was a perfect summer meal!
Oh! and since I'm a day late you get to see what I did with the leftovers...
A wrap! 🙂