Now here is an interesting post today. I am going to talk about grilled chicken recipes but you will never (in a million years) figure out where I got this recipe. My wife and I were on a road trip the other day. Road trips, now there is a place for inspiration. My wife and I were traveling through Vegas, you know, the one out there in Nevada, the one they call, 'sin city,' and I was a little thirsty and was out of coffee there for a bit. Now anyone who knows me, knows that this is a situation that needs to be remedied pretty quickly.

So I asked my wife for a sip of her tea. Whoa, what a combination of flavors! I asked her what kind of tea that was and she said, lemon ginger. Well, I like that. I think I will have one I told her. Yeah, right, she said that was her last teabag of that flavor. Well, you know me, and as I was driving along the interstate there I Started to think that if it was a good flavor for tea, then it ought to be a good flavor combination for some grilled chicken recipes. The first recipe I will call lemon ginger chicken. And so for the next - I do not know how many miles - I conjured up this recipe in my head. I mean it is not all that hard for I have had a lot of practice....that is conjuring up recipes while driving.

So here is my latest in a long, long string of grilled chicken recipes. And maybe this will also answer that question of where the heck does he get these recipes for grilled chicken from. Here it is:


four tablespoons lemon zest

two-thirds cup lemon juice

four teaspoons ginger, peeled and minced

four teaspoons light brown sugar, firmly packed

one teaspoon minced garlic

one tablespoon vegetable oil

salt and pepper to taste

one and a half pounds chicken tenders


Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, ginger, brown sugar, oil, salt, in a zipper-lock plastic bag. Add the chicken, squeeze out the air, and seal the bag; turn to coat the chicken. Throw it in the fridge, turning every so often for up to about 45 min.

Then I take the tenders and thread them onto skewers which I have been soaking in water for about an hour. Now you can take those chicken tenders and place them on a hot grill, BBQ which you have oiled so that the chicken does not stick. Just a few minutes of each side and they are done. It really does not take very long and you have really, really good chicken. Hey, you could even serve it with some lemon-ginger tea. Now that sounds like a really good idea for a chicken recipe. At any rate, I was just kinda hoping to answer that old question of where the heck does he get those grilled chicken recipes from?

For more great recipes check out Chef Michaels Barbeque Blog at: Grilled Chicken Recipes