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Lemongrass Grilled Chicken – Spicy and SO delicious lemongrass-marinated chicken grilled to a juicy and tender perfection!

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken - Spicy and SO delicious lemongrass-marinated chicken grilled to a juicy and tender perfection!

Friday! Bam. You sneaky thing, I love you!

Friends! I love you, too! Thank you for always stopping by! Today I greet you with a super flavorful and juicy lemongrass grilled chicken that is going to become your weekend-grilling favorite.

Thanks to Private Selection for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

On the weekends, I’m almost always tempted to go out for dinner, but when I know I can grill something super fast that involves perfectly marinated chicken layered with a Vietnamese-inspired Spicy Lemongrass Marinade, that’s it right there. End of story. We’re staying in and grubbing on all of it.

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken - Spicy and SO delicious lemongrass-marinated chicken grilled to a juicy and tender perfection!

Guys, thanks to Private Selection, I can finally introduce you to my lil’ friend, Private Selection’s Spicy Lemongrass Marinade.


You know how at times we feel intimidated by foreign or new-to-us ingredients? And because of that intimidation, we never try to make anything like it at home? Well! Private Selection has taken care of that part for us because to make this Lemongrass Grilled Chicken, all you will need now is all inside that pretty little bottle! THIS buddy needs to find itself on your shelves at home as soon as you can get your hands around it.

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken - Spicy and SO delicious lemongrass-marinated chicken grilled to a juicy and tender perfection!

You should really take it seriously any time I give you advice on non-stressful cooking because I am about the last person ever who is qualified to train others on such a thing. If I can make my life less stressful, then basically anyone in the world can jump on this convenience wagon and rock their dinner time with me.

The Private Selection Brand at Kroger focuses on products that are unique, but also approachable. Basically, the stuff that people like you and I adore because we are adventurist foodies with a passion for cooking. They’ve done most of the work for us by creating these amazing marinades, and all there is left for us to do is the part of cooking.

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken - Spicy and SO delicious lemongrass-marinated chicken grilled to a juicy and tender perfection!


This spicy-lemongrass-marinated-chicken combination was so utterly simple and perfect. In addition to the lemongrass, the marinade is also packed with garlic, citrus, and chili peppers.

I poured half of the lemongrass marinade over some chicken thighs and put it away for a couple of hours, allowing all those flavors to come together.

When ready, all you have to do is transfer it all to the grill or a grill pan, brush some more marinade over it, and grill away. Several short minutes later, you’re going to feast on THIS:

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken - Spicy and SO delicious lemongrass-marinated chicken grilled to a juicy and tender perfection!

Doesn’t that look perfect and amazing!?! I LOVE IT!

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken - Spicy and SO delicious lemongrass-marinated chicken grilled to a juicy and tender perfection!

FYI: I picked up a few bottles of Private Selection’s Indian-inspired Tandoori Marinade, too, and I’m really looking forward to sharing a recipe that I made with it in the very near future. Stay tuned.


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Lemongrass Grilled Chicken - Spicy and SO delicious lemongrass-marinated chicken grilled to a juicy and tender perfection!

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Spicy and SO delicious lemongrass-marinated chicken grilled to a juicy and tender perfection!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 302


  • 8 whole skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup Private Selection Spicy Lemongrass Marinade
  • red chili pepper, sliced into thing rings, for garnish, optional
  • fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • lime wedges, for serving


  • Place chicken thighs and marinade in a large ziploc bag.
  • Close the ziploc bag and massage the marinade around the chicken.
  • Place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • When ready to grill, heat an outdoor grill to medium-high.
  • Remove chicken from bag and discard ziploc bag and marinade.
  • Transfer chicken to grill and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from grill and let rest about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with chilies and cilantro.
  • Serve with lime wedges.
  • If cooking on a grill pan, heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken thighs for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Lemongrass Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (2 chicken thighs)
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 499mg14%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: chicken thighs recipe, grilled chicken, lemongrass marinade

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86 Responses
  1. LenaB

    I enjoy suggestions from others who’ve tried something new – like this marinade – so I’d make the dish you featured here to start! After tasting it with that, I’d probably try it with some shrimp or white fish – baked or grilled.

  2. Melissa Carson

    I would use a combo of chicken and shrimp. Marinade the protein in the sauce and then cook them on skewers along with some colorful veggies. Nummmmmy

  3. Darcy Robertson

    Since I can’t have red meat anymore, it sounds good on chicken,pork and vegetables. I would put in rice and some potato dishes. This will spice up my boring recipes. Can’t wait to use. I’m so excited. Going to Ralphs today. Yea. Thank you for the new recipe. We will try for Father’s day.

  4. Jane

    Would be delicious on jumbo shrimp, marinated and skewered with red, yellow and green peppers and pineapple chunks, all brushed with the marinade while grilling.

  5. Chanelle Bermudez

    I would use it on homemade cielito lindo, enchiladas, roasted chicken or even soup for my love for spice!!

  6. Margot C

    I have a giant bag of tail-on shrimp. I am wondering if I thawed and marinated it with this then put the shrimps on skewers and grilled them if that would be good (I think so, I would try it).

  7. Tyanna Hodges

    I would play around with the Asian versions to recreate a bon mi sandwich with a lot of fresh yummy toppings! Our diet is going great thanks for the recipes!

  8. Audrey

    I plan to make chicken with rice first. Then tuna using the Lemongrass marinade,. Im just learning to cook so this would be greatly Awesome

  9. Linda Szymoniak

    I’m experimenting with new recipes and am especially interested in trying ethnic recipes from various cultures. I haven’t done too much with Indian food – yet – and getting these marinades would be a good way to start. I guess I’d make the recipe you shared first, since I’d be getting the marinade I need to make it.

  10. Margaret

    Will cook with turkey or chicken and salad cannot wait to try this marinate looks delicious yummy yummy in my tummy

  11. Brigid OHara Koshko

    These marinades sound absolutely amazing and I would love to try them on chicken, veggies and kabobs.

  12. Lori Williams

    I have never heard of these marinades but they look delicious. And I love how easy they are to use. I would love to try some on some fish, and I think any of the marinades would taste great on some tilapea or some cod and then grilled or even baked. Each marinade would make a totally different meal, even if I used the same fish or meat! That’s awesome because we LOVE fish and changing it around with these marinades would be great. We also love pork loin and I think using the marinades on a pork loin would be fabulous! PLUS we always have leftover pork loin and then we can use it to some delicious and different sandwiches!! YEAH!! More flavor and less prepping and cooking! Sounds good to me!

  13. Pamela Cooper

    I eat a lot of chicken and salmon. I plan on trying this recipe of yours for the spicy (love spicy) lemongrass chicken, but would also love to try both of these on some salmon!

  14. Mary Beth Elderton

    Yum! I want to try your Lemongrass Grilled Chicken. We also like to ma kabobs for fun, and either of these would be wonderful on those.

  15. Gigi

    I am planting my first-ever garden and am looking forward to enjoying lots of heirloom veggies and watermelon. That is if they survive my beginner gardening skills!! I would love to experiment with the sauces to make veggie and fish/seafood dishes. Of course, I will also use them in chicken recipes like the lemongrass grilled chicken and chicken and veggie wraps.

  16. Cookin Canuck

    I have to try these marinades – both of those flavors are right up my alley! Your dish is just beautiful.

  17. Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    What a perfect, flavorful dinner for grilling season! I know we’re gonna LOVE these flavors together.

  18. Kim Beaulieu

    This recipe looks incredible. I am obsessed with trying new sauces. Writing this one on my shopping list right now.

  19. Debi B

    I would use the lemongrass marinade to make pulled chicken tacos – cook the chicken caramelize onions and fill soft taco shells with lettuce, cheese and a little sour cream or crème fraiche to round out the flavors. For the Tandoori marinade, I would use either steak tips or flank steak and make kabobs with onions, peppers and cherry tomatoes – or maybe marinated veggie skewers and just grilled steak. YUMMY


    Wish i had a Kroger near me. I’d love to try the spicy lemon grass on some baby back ribs and then put it in the smoker. I think both flavors would combine well.

  21. abby paulme

    you can have endless ideas …. discover new recipes…. and share with the people you love these marinades. i can wait to perform magic using these marinades.

  22. abby paulme

    you can have endless ideas … discover new recipes…. share with the people you love these new marinades. can’t wait!

  23. Deborah Stiegman

    OH WOW…The possibilities are endless. These marinades look amazing. I would literally use them on pork loin/pork chops, chicken, beef, salmon fillets, & just about any recipes. Would be extra amazing used in slow cooker recipes. Would definitely love to win these marinades. Can almost taste them already by looking at this awesome recipe.

  24. Annette

    The chicken looks so good. I’;m all about healthy, but easy and this look like something I’d definitely make with the marinade.

  25. Georgette

    I will be making shish kabobs with beef ,cherry tomatoes ,onions ,red and green bell pepper ,mushrooms and shrimp shish kabobs with pineapple , onions ,mushrooms ,and yellow bell peppers.

  26. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    That marinade sounds soooo good! I love those flavors, and since this is an easy & quick dish, even better! It looks fab!

  27. Ardis

    I would definitely use it for chicken; being a diabetic, chicken is a main meat menu and I am always trying to add more flavor to the Tyson chicken.

  28. Aileen

    we are a family for chicken, your photo looks so delicious. would like to try your recipe with the vietnamese sauce. just in case I do not make the list, where can I get this sauce?

  29. Karen Bechtol

    I know it will work well with chicken but I am also going to try on veggies and tofu or tempeh. I think it will be good!

  30. Vickie

    Wow..how I adore..love love love Thai ..Vietnamese foods my favorite cultura Cuisine.
    Lemongrass and coconut and heat ate staples in cooking Vietnamese !
    I’m going to make my lemongrass soup..grilled shrimp with the marinade and your chicken here.
    It looks great..I’m pinning for later..hope to win

  31. SYLVIE Iellamo

    I would use the marinades to grill chicken, beef, and seafood along with vegetables. I could also use the marinade in my crockpot or stir fry for easy and delicious meals!

  32. Rose

    You’re right this does sound like super delicious stress-free cooking! Love it! I would like to try this marinade with flank steak on the grill.

  33. A_Boleyn

    The lemongrass marinade is a brilliant idea … cubed pork or chicken on skewers cooked on the bbq would be my favourite way of using it.

  34. Anne Nelson

    I adore Vietnamese food so that Spicy Lemongrass Marinade is right up my alley! I would definitely use it on chicken but I think it would taste great on BBQ’d shrimp skewers too. Served with a side of coconut rice – YUMMY!

  35. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

    Oh my goodness, this is perfect! I’m always looking for new recipes to make on the grill!

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