Darkness is closing in on my grilling time!

The days are getting shorter and although Daylight Savings Time doesn’t happen until November this year, I feel like my time at the grill is closing in on me.  I know I can still grill when it’s dark out, and I do however, I just don’t enjoy it as much.

With that in mind and feeling like an Indian Summer day I decided to grill up some chicken breasts with an Asian Ramen Noodle Slaw for dinner.  This meal feels like comfort food to me, light yet, soothing.

I used boneless skinless chicken breasts but feel free to use any type of chicken you like.  The balance of flavors makes this dish great hot or cold.  Plus, the next day I like to slice the chicken up and add it to my Asian Slaw for an entree’ salad.  I think you’ll like this recipe!

Asian Citrus Chicken
serves 4-6


zest of one orange
6 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup light soy sauce
3 tbsp. honey
2 tsp Asian Chili Sauce
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. minced ginger
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, minced


Combine the marinade ingredients and place in a zip lock baggie and mix well.  Reserve 1/4 of the marinade for basting.  Add chicken to the zip lock bag, mix and refrigerate 30 minutes – no more than 8 hours.

After time in the refrigerator take out and place on a preheated grill.  Grill approximately 4-5 minutes on one side then flip, brush with additional marinade and grill for an additional 4-5 minutes.  Breasts should register 160F degrees when done.  You can also check using the finger or touch method.
Plate up and serve with Asian Ramen Noodle Slaw (recipe below)
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I was introduced to the Ramen Noodle Slaw about 6 years ago and have been in love with it ever since.  If you’ve never tried it but love slaw, you’ll love this. Ramen Noodles come in many varieties from Chicken, Beef, Asian (which isn’t shown here) and several others. Feel free to change up the type of oil and vinegar you use.  When I use Ramen Chicken, I use Canola Oil and Cider Vinegar – experiment you can’t go wrong.
Here’s my Asian Ramen Noodle Slaw – trust me this is absolutely delicious!
Asian Ramen Noodle Slaw
serves a lot
1 pkg cole slaw mix (I used Rainbow Slaw mix here)
1/2 cup roasted & salted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup toasted almond slivers
2 pkgs, Ramen Asian Noodles (crushed)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
whisk all ingredients together
1/2 cup Sesame Oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Rice Vinegar, unseasoned
2 pkg Ramen Asian seasoning
Keep dressing & dry ingredients separate until ready to serve.  You may not wish to pour all of the dressing on the slaw depending on your tastes.  In fact, in my photo above I halved the dressing proportions since we don’t use much, and it was still great.
This is so delicious that you’ll find yourself eating the entire bowl.  Well at least I did!

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  1. Vicki – this is a GREAT marinade! I have some Asian chili sauce just sitting in my refrigerator! The slaw looks amazing, too! I understand what you mean regarding grilling…I grill year-round, but I miss the long day light hours already!

  2. I love this marinade too – it looks delicious! I have to skip chili sauce but whole citrus flavor is so addicting! I love it! I’ve never used ramen noodles for salad. It must be very crunchy and absorb nice flavor of dressing too!

  3. Vicki, this sounds like my kind of dinner! I love all the flavors you’ve got going on here! If you need a little grilling fix in the middle of the winter just come on down South and we’ll have fun cooking together!

  4. The weather is gorgeous here before a cold front comes through tomorrow, so I’ll be pulling out some chicken to grill tonight. Your recipe has just become one of my top options…yum!

    PS…LOVE that Ramen salad…mmmmm

  5. This is a beautiful marinade and I think chicken breast or even thigh fillets would be wonderful as it’s such a versatile meat that complements the flavours of fresh ingredients.

  6. Both these recipes sound delicious. This is my first visit to your blog, so I’ve taken some time to browse through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. I really enjoyed the time I spent here and I like the recipes you share with your readers. I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  7. @Ann – thanks Ann, I think you’ll enjoy this if you like all the ingredients. I think I need a better light where my BBQ sits and then it may not be such an issue.

    @Nami – that’s the best part about cooking food yourself. If one ingredient doesn’t agree with you then leave it out. This just adds a bit of a kick as I’m sure you know. If you try it I hope you like it.

    @The Cafe Sucre Farine – thanks, for the offer. I typically go out with my coat on in the dead of winter. I just need a better light out there during the dinner hour so I can actually see the inside of the pit and the food.

    @Lizzy – thank you, if you try it I hope you like it. Yes the Ramen slaw is soooooo good.

    @chopinandmysaucepan – thank you for your comments. I agree, various meats would work well with these flavors.

    @Mary – thank you for stopping by. I just visited your site as well and it’s lovely. I’ll be back again.

    I hope you try some of my recipes and enjoy them.

  8. Boy, I really understand where you’re coming from regarding grilling in the dark! I love fall but wish it’d remain light just a bit longer so I could get my grilling fix. Love the recipe For the Asian Ramen Noodle Slaw. This is a new one to me. I love Ramen so I’ll give this a try sometime. Thanks.

  9. We have at least a few more months of grilling weather before the rains start. I have an outdoor light installed in the branch of an oak tree that points down at the grill because we really do like to grill in the evening when it’s dark. Your Asian style grilled chicken and slaw are exactly the kind of things I love to cook for dinner. Thanks for passing on your recipes;-)

  10. @Kitchen Riffs – I need to get a better light outside, ours just doesn’t illuminate the BBQ pit.

    I think you’ll like the slaw. Once you add the dressing the crumbled up noodles gets soft as they soak up the dressing. It’s delicious!

    @ Pacheco Patty – I should do that with the tree behind our BBQ pit but then we’d have to have wires going from that to the house. I’ll ask my husband, he’s the handyman.

    I hope you enjoy the chicken and slaw. Let me know what you think if you try it.

  11. Dear Vicki, Sounds like a wonderful and healthy meal. Glad to meet you. I am following your blog and hope that you will visit with me and follow my blog too if you like it. Blessings, Catherine

  12. wow..dinner sounds amazingly tasty..inviting cliks..
    Tasty Appetite

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  14. Wow! Delightful and yummy!!
    Thanks for sharing, Vicki!

  15. @Catherine, Jay, PETRUS PE, Fresh Garden – Thank you all for stopping by. I hope you’ll try this luscious dish, I think you’ll like it.

    Have a great day!

  16. Hi Vicki, so glad to have come across this recipe. The marinade looks so spicy and zesty! I now have an idea for a romantic dinner meal 🙂

  17. Hi Karen,

    So glad you stopped by for a visit. I hope my dish brings lots of romance to your dinner table.

  18. This looks delicious. I’m trying to enjoy the light before DST ends too!

  19. I really don’t like coming home in the dark, which is what it’s going to be like pretty soon. We grill year-round, but have lights on the porch that help! Your marinade looks really tasty- so many flavors to wake up that chicken. I also love ramen slaw, and just made some yesterday to take to a picnic. I’m saving your version to try the next time I make it. 🙂

  20. This chicken dish sounds superb – I adore the clean fresh Asian flavours.

  21. Thank you Beth, ScrambledHenFruit and Cakelaw for your comments. I need to get a better light outside for sure since the time change will have it dark by 5:00pm.

    As for my dishes I do hope you’ll try them and like them.

    Have a great week!

  22. Beth I love your site but for some reason I’m unable to post comments on it. Very odd since I have a google account but apparently it won’t work for your site. I’m stumped!

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