Chef Timon Balloo's soy marinated chicken thighs

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The executive chef at Las Vegas' new Sugarcane restaurant shows how to make a delicious meal.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Chef Timon Balloo, the executive chef at Sugarcane, a new restaurant at the Venetian Las Vegas, appeared live on "GMA" today to share a delicious dinner recipe. Here Balloo shares a recipe for soy marinated chicken thighs with red onion and crunchy greens.


  • 12 ounces chicken thighs, boneless
  • 1 cup soy marinade
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, thin julienne
  • 2 tablespoons chives, 1 inch thick cut
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 8 pieces lettuce leaves, wash and soaked in ice water (bibb, gem, romain)
  • Ingredients for the soy marinade:
  • 1 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup sake or dry cooking sherry
  • 1/2 piece orange, cut in quarter squeezed and added to marinade
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons shallots or onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, roasted
  • Cooking Directions

    Method of preparation for the chicken thighs:

    Marinate chicken for 3-4 hours in soy base. Heat grill or oven broiler on medium to high and cook until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow meat to rest 5 minutes, slice and serve with remainder of ingredients.

    Method of preparation for the soy marinade:

    Combine all ingredients, refrigerate.

    Recipe courtesy SUGARCANE raw bar grill.

    Recipe styled by Karen Pickus, chef/food stylist, "Good Morning America.”

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: chicken thighs, soy marinade, red onion, chives, garlic, soy sauch

    Course: Dinner

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