Finding a way to get a beautifully grilled, yet not too browned chicken can be challenging. Too often the marinade or grilling sauce has an ingredient in it that will burn easily. If you have trouble with this too, give this recipe a try. Not only are the ingredients delicious, it’s a beautiful color when finished grilling.
SESAME-HONEY GRILLED CHICKEN
Recipe courtesy of Red Couch Recipes
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Asian chili paste
1 to 1-1/2 pounds chicken breasts -- I used chicken thighs
1/2 cup honey
1 -1/2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 green onion, trimmed and chopped
In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, ginger, garlic and chili paste. Add chicken and let marinate for 15 minutes stirring often.
Set up a gas or charcoal grill for medium heat (350 to 400; you can hold your hand 5 inch above the cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds). Put chicken on grill and cover with lid. Cook, turning often, until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine honey and hoisin sauce. Using a pastry brush, generously baste chicken with honey glaze. Cover grill with lid and cook till honey glaze starts to caramelize, about 3 minutes. Turn chicken wings over and baste again, using the remaining honey glaze. Cook 3 minutes more, being careful not to let the glaze burn, removing pieces from the grill as they're done.
Transfer to a platter. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion. Serve any remaining honey glaze on the side.
I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.