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Ginger Chicken with Hot Potato Salad

 Along with this chicken, I served a German Potato Salad and thought I'd share it as a meal combo idea. It's a nice menu for four adults or you can multiply as you like.
Ginger Chicken Marinade
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry cooking wine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger root*
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal Chicken Spice
  1. Mix all ingredients and let sit for an hour or so to blend flavors. Pour over 8 boneless chicken thighs and allow to marinate for about one hour before grilling.
* An easy way to have fresh ginger on hand is to peel a piece and freeze it. To use, simply grate on fine part of grater while still frozen and return the unused portion to the freezer.

Hot German Potato Salad
  • 16 - 20 nugget potatoes (about a pound)
  • 4 - 5 slices bacon, fried, drained and  diced (keep drippings)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 - 3 tablespoon cream (optional)
  1. Cut potatoes in half and cook, leaving the skin on. This will take about 10 - 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. In the meantime, prepare bacon, set aside and cook onion in drippings until golden/transparent looking. Stir in sugar, mustard, vinegar, water, salt and pepper. Let simmer.
  3.  Just before serving, add bacon, then add mixture to potatoes in the pot. Stir in cream and reheat.
  4. Garnish with parsley or minced green onion.


  1. Looks wonderful and must taste great, especially with the garden fresh green beans!

  2. i love german potato salad! unfortunately, my hubby isn't fond of it, so i don't normally make it, but if we go somewhere and someone has made it, i make sure to get some!

    my little gas grill has gotten a workout this summer and i'll be a little sad when winter comes and the grilling season tapers off. this past weekend, however, it was just too hot to be outside for any length of time, so we didn't grill much.

    sure enjoy your website, the stories, and the recipies!

  3. WHat is Montreal chicken spice?

    1. I get it at Costco. I just saw, it's actually called Montreal chicken seasoning and it's a Club House brand that can be found in most grocery stores in Canada.If you can't get it, use a mix of 1/2 tsp salt and a good shake of paprika and pepper.

  4. Wonderful recipies, Anneliese! I made them both last night and they were a big hit with my family! :)

  5. We dug up some new little potatoes today and I knew right away I was going to make this. I baked the chicken in the marinade instead of grilling, as it decided to rain. I was pleasantly surprised by it's delicate flavour.
    We loved, loved, loved the potato salad! Even my picky 15 year old said he could have eaten it all himself, that is a huge compliment to your recipe, trust me! I did double to amount of sauce and added more sugar for our taste. I wouldn't skip the cream either.
    This one is going in my favorite recipe book =)
    Thanks for sharing!