This soy sauce marinated grilled chicken sandwich is anything but boring

Madeline Buiano

Some of the hottest days of the year are upon us, which means turning on the oven is a less than favorable option. While using the grill may feel like more of a weekend affair, reserved for burgers and perfectly-grilled steaks, there are plenty of great chicken recipes that can be grilled too. If you're looking for a new weeknight meal, try making this Asian-inspired grilled chicken sandwich.

Easy Chicken Recipes for the Summer

This recipe takes your standard grilled chicken up a notch. Boneless chicken thighs are marinated in lime juice, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and hot pepper flakes, which adds quite a zest.

After generously seasoning the chicken — a hack every home cook should know — grill the poultry and a red pepper for about 15 to 20 minutes. For safety reasons, don't add more oil to the grill as it's already included in the marinade. Assemble the grilled items on a roll with lettuce, cucumber and avocado.

The dish, which can be made in less than an hour, is perfect for dinner or to pack for a picnic. And while this chicken sandwich is quite versatile, there are plenty more creative grilled chicken recipes that you should try.

Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich


4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon finely minced, peeled ginger
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1 red pepper, quartered and seeded
4 sandwich rolls
Lettuce leaves
Avocado slices
Cucumber slices


Place the chicken in a plastic re-sealable bag.

Whisk the soy sauce with the lime juice, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and hot pepper flakes. Pour half the mixture over the chicken. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Preheat the grill to medium-high; lightly coat the grate with cooking oil.

Remove the chicken from the marinade; discard the used marinade.

Cook the chicken and the red pepper, turning and basting with the reserved soy mixture, for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through. Cool slightly.

Arrange the chicken and red pepper on a roll with lettuce, cucumber and avocado. Cut in half and serve.

This recipe courtesy of Perdue.

More From

  • Celebrate National Oyster Day with this throwback recipe

    If you're craving oysters but haven't found the time to visit your favorite seafood joint lately, bring the seafood to you instead. This recipe for oysters Rockerfeller is an old school recipe that deserves a real comeback. Vintage Casserole Recipes and More That Shouldn't Be ForgottenThe hors...

  • These are the worst etiquette mistakes you can make

    Most people know basic rules of etiquette. You know, those rules that say you should never put your elbows on the table or close the door in someone’s face. However, some of the worst etiquette mistakes you can make aren’t quite that obvious. Once you learn these mistakes, it’s easy to correct course and become a more polite person.

  • These chocolate chip cookie brownies are the dessert mashup you need to bake

    When it comes to entertaining guests or simply whipping up an easy dessert at home, the age old question prevails: should you bring cookies or brownies? Well, now you don't have to choose between the two timeless desserts — these chocolate chip cookie brownies are the best of both worlds....

  • How to make authentic Indian mango lassi at home

    On a sweltering summer day, a pitcher of lemonade or iced tea is the quintessential American pick-me-up. But if you’re Indian, you likely pass on both of those drinks for a tall glass of ice-cold mango lassi.Frozen Fruit Recipes: Smoothies, Pops and More DessertsPronounced “LUH-see,” the...