Monday, June 18, 2012

Grilled Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

Mr Pears and I made a goal at the beginning of this Summer to grill out as often as possible.  And we've been doing a good job!  We've been grilling every weekend and we've been grilling new things, not just burgers and corn on the cob (though I looove grilled corn on the cob).

Last weekend we changed up a Jamie Oliver recipe a bit and really enjoyed Sesame Chicken, right off the grill. The sauce on the chicken was awesome and it went great with the stir-fried broccoli we served alongside.  It was a delicious dinner with some Asian flair and a little heat.

Grilled Sesame Chicken with Broccoli, adapted from Jamie Oliver's Recipes (an iPad app that we love!)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon canola oil
4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
juice from half a lemon
1 lb chicken breasts or other pieces
2 tablespoon sesame seeds
12 oz broccoli florets

Heat the grill.

In a small bowl whisk together the first 7 ingredients.  Pour the sauce into a shallow baking dish, reserving a small amount of the sauce for the broccoli.  1/4 cup should be more than enough.

Put the chicken in the dish and turn it to coat it in the sauce.   Remove the chicken to the grill and cook 2 minutes per side.  Keep the dish and remaining sauce handy.  While the chicken is cooking put the sesame seeds on a plate.  When the chicken has cooked the 4 minutes dip it back into the sauce and then coat the chicken with the sesame seeds.  Put it back on the grill to finish cooking.  This could take another 5 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken.

When the chicken is back on the grill heat a wok or saute pan with about 1 tablespoon of oil until hot.  Add the broccoli and stir-fry it for about 2 minutes.  Add the reserved sauce and a tablespoon or two of water and then put the lid on the pan and let the broccoli cook for another 5 minutes or until done to your likeness. Remove the lid and stir the broccoli to make sure it is evenly coated with sauce.

Serve and Enjoy!

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