Easy Baked Ginger Chicken

This easy baked ginger chicken recipe is a simple dish that comes together quickly and tastes great as leftovers, too! After marinating chicken breasts in a deliciously tangy combination of ginger dressing, fresh lime juice, sesame oil and cilantro, bake the chicken for 30 minutes and enjoy with your favorite sides or on top of a fresh chopped salad. Thank you to Naturally Fresh® Brand Dressings for sponsoring this post. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Easy Baked Ginger Chicken

Now that summertime is here and every day seems to be warmer than the last, I find myself wanting to spend the least amount of time possible prepping dinner in a hot kitchen. Is it just me or does simply turning on the oven make your entire house feel at least 10 degrees warmer?

If you’re always on the lookout for simple recipes like me, I think you will enjoy this recipe for easy baked ginger chicken. You’ll turn on the oven once, but enjoy flavorful ginger chicken leftovers for days! Like the name implies, it’s a simple dish that comes together quickly thanks to a tangy marinade. (I chose to bake the chicken and let it cook away while Chase, Sadie and I played in the backyard at Chase’s water table, but you can absolutely grill the chicken and bypass the oh-so-hot oven altogether if you prefer!)

Easy Ginger Chicken Marinade

Though freshly baked chicken is delicious, perhaps my favorite way to enjoy this recipe is to prep it on a Sunday and use the baked ginger chicken throughout the week in chopped salads, wraps and sandwiches, completely eliminating the need to cook when lunch or dinnertime rolls around.

Easy Ginger Chicken Salad

The base of the marinade is Naturally Fresh Brand Ginger Dressing made with sweet carrots and spicy ginger. The dressing tastes like the fresh ginger dressing you find at sushi restaurants and is made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Healthy Ginger Dressing

The dressing also does not include any thickeners and the texture comes from real ingredients that come together to create a dressing with a home-style taste. I paired it with sesame oil, fresh cilantro and lime juice to create tasty marinade for chicken breasts and we loved the end result!

Easy Baked Ginger Chicken

Easy Baked Ginger Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 3/4 cup Naturally Fresh Brand Ginger Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Place chicken into a one gallon-size freezer Ziploc bag.
  2. Add ginger dressing, sesame oil, lime juice and cilantro to the bag, seal tightly and shake and squeeze the bag so all of the ingredients mix together and chicken is coated in the marinade.
  3. Place bag in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake the chicken (ideally letting it sit for no less than four hours).
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the chicken from the bag, placing it into a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Discard remaining marinade.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes and serve with your favorite sides!
  6. Refrigerate leftovers to use on salads or in sandwiches, wraps, etc.

Ginger Chicken Chopped Salad

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. says

    I love finding a clean dressing that doesn’t use artificial ingredients, you can definitely taste the difference. I always prep a bunch of chicken on Sunday to use throughout the week. Loving this pics also 🙂

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    • says

      Thank you, Patricia! The dressing really is SO good! I used it on a salad yesterday for lunch with broccoli slaw, almonds, green pepper, oranges, leftover chicken and avocado!

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  2. says

    Anything that is ginger is gold to me. I have been obsessed with ginger everything. My favorite is adding it to a blueberry smoothie! The dressing and chicken sound delicious.

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  3. Andrea says

    I started reading your blog about 2 months ago and I just love it. Reading about your adventures with Chase and Sadie makes me smile. I always get excited when a post pops up on my feed. Have a great day!

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  4. Alli says

    Any suggestions for making the marinade from scratch? I live in South America and definitely don’t get these products here 🙁

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  5. says

    Not sure why you have to throw away the marinade, if it boils for 2 minutes then it is safe to eat. I will try this with the marinade sparkled over. 🙂

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