Sesame-Lemon Marinated Chicken

READY IN: 8hrs 10mins
Recipe by Feast Your Eyes

Chicken thighs get a delicious and lovely treatment from a sesame marinade and basting sauce in this mouth-watering recipe. The grilled flavor really says SUMMER!

Top Review by ImPat

Well the thighs only got 6 hours of marination and they were fantastic to say the least, I used about 900 grams (nearly 2lb) which gave me 8 bonesless skinless thighs and fed 3 of us and we were still looking for more of this delicious tasting chicken. I cooked it in a frypan (skillet) so it cooked a bit in the marinade as I spooned it on rather than brushing but took up the flavours beautifully, took about 20 to 25 minutes to cook through on a low to medium heat after initially browning on a higher heat but the end result was a moist a very flavoursome piece of chicken. Thank you feast Your Eyes, made for ZAAR Chef Alphabet Soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. In a gallon-size zip-lock plastic bag, combine the lemon juice with the next seven (7) ingredients. Add the chicken; turn the sealed bag to coat and marinate in the refrigerator for eight (8) hours (best overnight); turn occasionally.
  3. Remove chicken from the marinade; reserving marinade.
  4. Pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepot; bring to a boil. Reduce the cooking flame; simmer for two (2) minutes. Set aside.
  5. Coat the grill rack with cooking spray; place chicken on preheated grill over medium heat. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over chicken.
  6. Grill chicken until it is fork tender and juices run clear, turning occasionally and brushing frequently with marinade.

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