#SundaySupper Marinated Ginger Chicken & Spinach Salad

This is such an easy recipe and believe it or not, I have never marinated or grilled before!! I am not a cook by nature but I love food…so…Momma had to learn a thing or two and I have been having so much fun! Every week for #SundaySupper I am going to push myself to make an awesome meal. I love taking pictures and look forward to sharing my cooking experiences with you.

I typed “Marinated Ginger Chicken for the Grill” into google and I got exactly that from About.com. The recipe looked simple enough and I already knew the perfect salad to go with it.

Ingredients for the Ginger Marinade:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs, skin on or off
  • Marinade:
  • 8 TB red wine vinegar
  • 2 TB dark soy sauce
  • 2 TB light soy sauce (I used 4TB of the one pictured)
  • 2 TB Asian sesame oil
  • 2 TB grated fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 scallions (green onions, spring onions), finely chopped
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper, or to taste

I mixed it in a large bowl and soaked two large chicken breasts. I cut them in half, they were big ones! I let it marinate for about two hours before grilling.  About 15 minutes or so on each side on medium heat, or however you like your chicken. I prepared the salad when the chicken was on the grill.

Photo taken by Marian Rosenthal | MSR Photography

Mock Trader Joe’s Super Spinach Salad

  • Spinach
  • Quinoa
  • Shredded or grated carrots
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Craisins
  • Edamame
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Ginger Pear Salad Dressing

Photo taken by Marian Rosenthal | MSR Photography

I love this salad so much I had to recreate it! It is actually why I wanted a Ginger Chicken Marinade because the ginger miso dressing that comes with the packaged salad is amazing! Knowing it would be super difficult to recreate the dressing, I opted for a store brand dressing that had ginger in it. I added some fresh veggies that aren’t normally in the salad, avocado and cucumber and let me tell you it was soooo good! Especially with the chicken on top, they go together perfectly. YUM! A Pear Martini in your other hand and you are ready for your BBQ.

The salad is really easy, just add in what you think is about right for the amount of extras for the spinach you need. I like a lot of ingredients so I like it heavy on seeds, craisins, etc. A little light on dressing. It was so good with the fresh avocado and cucumber added in! Very refreshing. I love Ginger, my new favorite cooking ingredient.

 Photo taken by Marian Rosenthal | MSR Photography

I will be posting the Peartini Recipe shortly…coming soon…

Be sure to check out more dishes as our Labor Day Cookout with #SundaySupper continues!

Labor Day Cookout Recipes:

Starters & Snacks

Main Dishes

Salads & Sides



Wine Pairings

  • Labor Day Cookout Food And Wine Pairings byENOFYLZ

50 thoughts on “#SundaySupper Marinated Ginger Chicken & Spinach Salad

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  2. I love that you’re embracing the challenge of trying new things! Your chicken and your salad both sound amazing.

  3. Love your marinade ! Making this so I can use it anytime I need. Thinking it’ll go great with fish too ! Love the salad too ! So glad you joined Sunday Supper !

  4. This looks really nice.
    Is it really gingery? I know that sounds ridiculous. I love ginger beer and ginger ale but on food find it a bit much. Unless its just a hint rather than that overpowering taste.

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