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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Asian BBQ Chicken

This chicken will forever be known in our house as the chicken that convinced my husband that boneless skinless chicken thighs are OK to eat and actually taste very good! I could honestly say I could eat this almost every night of the week during the summer. It is that good. I let the chicken marinade overnight, for chicken..I think it is a must! I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, but I also pounded out 3 boneless skinless chicken breast, just in case my husband would not eat the thighs. Next time, sticking with all thighs! 
Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and add to the chicken. The next day I made a little more of the marinade to pour over the chicken after it was finished on the grill, I poured some of the marinated I heated up over the chicken before serving. I realize that sometimes some people may not know what to do with a root of ginger, I have one very special person in mind, thus the photos below for getting fresh ginger into the marinade:) Slice off the outer edge of the ginger by running your knife along the outside of the piece. 
Once all the brown is removed you can just grate the ginger into the bowl. 
After marinating and cooking on the grill, this is what you end up with..mouthwatering chicken!
I served the chicken with some Cilantro Lime Rice, Fresh green beans and the cucumbers and onion salad. I made this when we had some friends over and couldn't have been more pleased with the way it all turned out!

Asian BBQ Chicken
adapted from Our Best Bites

8-10 Skinless Boneless Chicken Thighs ( Next time I will make even more..we had no leftovers and this served 4 adults and kids)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
Juice from 2 limes
1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
4 Garlic Cloves, Minced
2 tsp. fresh, grated Ginger
1/2 tsp. Sesame Seeds

Set chicken thighs aside and combine all the ingredients, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Place chicken in a gallon size Ziploc bag, or what you prefer to marinade meat and pour marinade over. Marinade overnight for best results. 
Grill the chicken about 5-10 minutes on each side till cooked through. 
* Make about 1/4 of the above marinade when you are cooking the chicken, I made it and warmed it up on the stove top before serving I poured it over the chicken and sprinkled with sliced green onions.

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous photo of it all...I want some right now. Yes, I do. Copying recipe to float it this week, Mark, unlike Doug, prefers chicken I just have to convince him of the Asian