Recipe Friday : Grilled Chicken Dinner

Recipe Friday : Grilled Chicken Dinner

Hello IRL community! Welcome to Recipe Fridays! Today I’ll be teaching you how to make a grilled chicken dinner! This is a bit of a lengthy recipe, but a very fun one nonetheless!

A few reminders for this recipe- it does deal with raw chicken! Make sure to be mindful of your workspace to avoid spreading salmonella and to wash your hands so you also avoid any salmonella issues!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Chicken Marinade

  • 1 chicken breast (raw, defrosted)
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (you can use avocado/canola oil if you don’t have access to sesame!)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (can also be low sodium sauce!)
  • plastic ziploc bag


  • 1 raw egg
  • 1 cup of rice – can be jasmine, brown, white, lentil- anything!


  1. Cut the pieces of fat (white bits!) from your chicken breast using kitchen scissors. Do this part over a separate plastic bag for easy, clean disposal! Place the chicken into the separate, set up ziploc bag. I would recommend using gloves or washing your hands afterwards just to make sure you stay healthy!
  2. Mince the garlic and place it into into the ziploc bag. Chop the ginger as finely as possible and place it in the bag as well.
  3. Add the sesame oil, honey and soy sauce to the bag. Mix the ingredients with a small spatula. Add the chicken afterwards and seal the bag. This is your marinate bag.
  4. Shake the bag (lightly) to ensure the chicken is covered. Combine the ingredients carefully using the bag and your fingers. Leave it to marinate for 5- 10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, set a small pot on the stove to boil water, enough to cover one egg. Once the water is boiling, carefully place the egg inside. If you’d like a runny egg, keep the egg in water for 7-8 minutes. For more cooked eggs, 9-10 minutes is ideal. Once the time has passed, set the egg under cold water and carefully peel it.
  6. Set another pot on the stove for rice. Put two cups of water into a small pot to boil. Add a small dash of salt to cook. Once the water is boiling, add the rice and set on low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the water is completely gone. Taste a small section of rice to ensure it’s ready for dinner!
  7. Set the rice and egg aside. Take a cast iron skillet (or regular skillet), and pour a bit of cooking oil into the pan. Once the oil is heated (sizzling, small bubbles, etc), carefully place the chicken breast into the pan. You can use tongs to be safe! Set heat to medium high.
  8. Let each side grill for 8 minutes before turning! Once each side looks thoroughly brown, crisp and cooked – you’re done. To be certain that you’ve cooked your egg all the way through, take a piece off with a fork and look at the inside!
  9. Put all your contents on a plate and enjoy!


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