Monday, August 8, 2011

Honey Soy Marinated Chicken

Today I'm bringing some Asian flavors into the kitchen (and onto the grill).  I love using honey as a sweetener in savory dishes--particularly since I have access to some fabulous, locally produced, honey.
  • 2 bone in, skin on breasts**
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 4 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1/2 TSP chili flake
  • 1/4 TSP garlic granules OR 1 clove of minced garlic
Stir the soy, honey, chili flake and garlic together.  I recommend using a fork for this, it makes it easier to combine the thick, sticky honey, into the soy sauce.  Put your chicken into a gallon sized zip-top bag and pour on the marinade.  I usually do this first thing in the morning to give the chicken 8 hours to soak up the flavor, but even just 1/2 hour bathing in the marinade will impart wonderful flavor into your meat.
When you're ready to cook your chicken heat your grill up to 350 degrees (low medium on most gas grills).  Shake the excess marinade off your chicken and place skin side down on the grill.  Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the skin has started to brown.  Flip the chicken over and cook until done through, about 10-15 more minutes depending on the size of the breast and the heat of your grill.
Allow the chicken to rest before slicing off the bone.  Serve this with jasmine rice and grilled veggies--enjoy!

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