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!