Jun 9, 2011

BBQ Asian Chicken

Okay everyone, it is that time of year again. You know the time where we put our oven to rest. Yep that's right...for the sanity of ourselves and for the sake of not sweating through all our tees, we give the oven an extended leave of absence.

It is Summer.
It is time for fruit salads, fresh greens, lemonade, ice cream, and BBQ'n.

Today I have two recipes for you. An easy Asian BBQ chicken with a side of Sweet Coconut Rice. Yum.
I adapted this recipe from Our Best Bites. I made a few changes due to what was available in my pantry, but the changes were minor, totally worked and still made for a yummy dinner.

Asian BBQ Chicken
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C soy sauce
4 T lime juice (about 2limes)
1/2 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t curry powder
1-2 teaspoons minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Combine everything but the chicken in a small bowl. Whisk to dissolve brown sugar. Reserve 1/4-1/2 of the marinade. Place remainder of the marinade and chicken in an air tight container, rubbermaid or a ziplock bag. Let chicken marinate for at least 4 hours, up to overnight.
Grill chicken. Cook for 5-10 minutes on each side depending on the thickness. Baste with reserved marinade while cooking.
Serve along side some Sweet Coconut Rice. My Little Men LOVE, LOVE, LOVE coconut rice. When we have regular rice they are immediately disappointed, kindly demanding coconut rice next time.

Sweet Coconut Rice

2 c. Jasmine rice
1 can coconut milk
2 c. water
1 tsp. Kosher salt
Splash of white vinegar (done for texture of rice)
2-3 tsp. white sugar
2-3 green onions, sliced
Black pepper to taste

Combine rice, coconut milk, water, salt, vinegar, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil Turn heat to low and cover for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Allow to stand 5 minutes. Add green onions, black pepper (if desired), and additional salt if necessary.

Serve with the BBQ Asian Chicken.



Unknown said...

DELISH!!! I need to make this. SOUNDS perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing. JEN

Kristin said...

Yum! This sounds so good to me. And I can't wait to make the coconut rice!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Yum! I have made coconut rice before, but now I have a yummy chicken to make with it! Kerri

Isabelle said...

Made both these recipes last night: DELICIOUS!!!! Thanks!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this recipe!!! I took the a little bit of the leftover sauce that I didn't poor on the chicken and used it to stir fry a few fresh vegetables. Served it with some white rice and everyone cleaned their plates. Delicious! New family favorite! Thanks again for sharing!!!


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