Grilled Chicken Thighs with Ginger Scallion Sauce as seen on Valerie's Home Cooking, Season 13.
Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Ginger Scallion Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Simple grilled chicken thighs are taken up a notch with an unexpected and flavorful sauce made from ginger and scallions. The sauce is so fresh and bright, you’ll find yourself wanting to eat it with everything.


Ginger Scallion Sauce:

Chicken Thighs:


  1. To make the scallion sauce: Add the scallions, vegetable oil, vinegar, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic to a small bowl and stir to combine. Add 2 tablespoons of the ginger scallion sauce to a large bowl and keep the rest refrigerated until ready to serve the chicken.
  2. For the chicken thighs: To the bowl with the 2 tablespoons reserved ginger scallion sauce, add the oil, soy sauce, vinegar and sambal oelek. Whisk to combine, then add the chicken thighs. Stir to coat the chicken in the marinade. Let the chicken marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken to a paper towel-lined baking sheet, smooth-side up. Sprinkle the smooth side with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Transfer the chicken to the heated grill pan, seasoning-side down. Sprinkle the underside with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill for 10 minutes, rotating the chicken once. Flip the chicken and cook until it is 165 degrees F all the way through and has nice grill marks, an additional 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate.
  4. Serve the chicken with the remaining ginger scallion sauce.