Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

Chicken tenders with deep hatch marks on the grill.
This recipe is for brand affiliate Grillgrates

This is a wonderful combination of health and flavor. Chicken is marinated in a lemongrass-based marinade that includes Asian flavors like ginger and garlic.

The chicken is grilled over a live fire, charcoal, or on a gas grill. It can then be served over salad, or with a side of noodles or rice. It is even tasty enough to be served as finger food.

While outdoors the best way to marinade is in a sealed zip-lock bag that can safely be placed in a cooler. When they are finished being used they can be easily disposed of, reducing clean-up and handling of raw chicken juices.

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Marinated chicken tenders on the grill.
After marinating the chicken tenders, remove them and cook them on the grill.
A plate of marinated and grilled chicken tenders with a lime slice.
The marinated chicken has bright flavors of lemongrass, ginger, and lime.
The chicken tenders marinating in a zip-lock bag on a picnic table.
Marinate the chicken tenders in the sauce in a cool location.
Chicken tenders with deep hatch marks on the grill.
Grill the chicken tenders until they develop pronounced hatch marks, then flip and cook all the way through.

Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Recipe

This recipe is for brand affiliate Grillgrates.
Chicken tenders with deep hatch marks on the grill.
This is a wonderful combination of health and flavor. Chicken tenderloins are marinated lemongrass marinade and then grilled until cooked though yet tender.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 inch lemongrass minced
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion very finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • chili flakes to taste
  • 12 chicken tenders



  • Combine the lemongrass, ginger, garlic, onion, palm sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, and chili flakes. Combine well to create a fragrant paste.
  • Place the lemongrass marinade and all the chicken in a zip-lock bag and squish around to make sure all the chicken is covered in the paste. Place in a cooler while you prepare the grill, or longer if you have time.
  • Preheat the grill to a medium temperature, about 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  • Place the chicken on the grill evenly distributed. Turn the chicken when it has nice grill marks, about 6 minutes.
  • When the other side also has nice grill marks check the temperature of the chicken. The temperature should be at least 165 degrees F (75 deg C).

Nutritional Information

Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 22gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 357mgPotassium: 415mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

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