Thursday, July 7, 2011

grilled hoisin chicken with scallions


Seems I've been posting either poetry or food, which is basically what I've been up to lately.  I'm always looking for a different twist on boneless skinless chicken breasts. This one is perfect for quick and easy summer grilling.  Toss some sweet potato wedges and scallions on the grill, along with the chicken, and you've got a meal ready in less than 30 minutes.  The musky sweet of the hoisin pairs perfectly with the sweet of the potatoes. You're gonna love it.

Heat grill to medium and brush boneless skinless chicken breasts with canola oil.  Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch wedges and toss with canola oil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper.  Grill the chicken and potatoes for about 7-10 minutes each side.  Brush chicken with bottled hoisin sauce, turning occasionally, the last few minutes of grilling.  Toss scallions in canola, salt and pepper, add to grill the last five minutes.  Remove all from grill.  Sprinkle chicken and potatoes with sesame seeds, drizzle potatoes with sesame oil.  Easy peasy.

32 comments:

  1. Ah, dear God that looks good. What am I to do! I cannot eat the screen. I will try.

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  2. That DOES sound good. I love hoisin -- such a unique and savory sauce --

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  3. Ahhh, grilling. It's something I really miss being a vegetarian. I suppose I could grill veggies but I just never think of it :)

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  4. Oh wow, I love hoisin sauce and use it in my pho' (pronounced, "fuh") to excess. Haven't thought about it on grilled chicken. Will have to try it.

    Rick

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  5. Very nice mate!..It goes well on Chicken Kebabs as well, mind you I add a tablespoon of honey to my brushing bowl and a finely chopped chili. Paint that sweetness on!

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  6. yum have never tried hoisin sauce. will have to give it a go...

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  7. Im always on an endless quest for new ways to cook chicken, thank you for this, sounds wonderful...I will be giving it a try :)

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  8. SONG: "Summer time--and the livin' is easy..."

    You can be chillin'
    While I'm a grillin'
    Now, y'all take a seat
    And let's all-y'all EAT!

    Ummmmmm!

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  9. Food and poetry. That sounds like you. Don't you love those sweet potatoes? Hope you're having a good summer.
    Catherine

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  10. ..oh, chickens... how i loved it before and how i love it now... poor me, it's no good anymore since the day i was prohibited from eating such due to many skin complications... eating such would mean a lot of pain for me... i wonder if there's a vegetarian dish that would taste so like of a chicken??? if there is... i am begging... please tell me...(T___T)..

    ~Kelvin

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  11. Now, if you turned that eating experience into verse, would you have poultry poetry?

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  12. Just those three words GRILLED, HOISIN, and CHICKEN, are enough to make a chap go weak at the knees.

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  13. Oh Yum Yum Yum!
    That looks and sounds so darn good!

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  14. Looks so good. Windowlad, you might try saitan.

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  15. Pretty good stuff there Tess! I adore this kind of quick fresh cooking on the grill. It's the ultimate in easy fresh and tasty cooking and you're so right about Hoisin Sauce it's just makes stuff taste good! I never remember about spring onions on the grill. I know how good they taste but always forget!!! x

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  16. Sounds like a delicious summer meal. I'm into comfort food at the moment.

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  17. This looks so delicious! I'll be trying it shortly. And your first commenter is so right, I think all you do is done poetically.

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  18. great idea! what could be better than great food and great poetry?!

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  19. Sounds wonderful! Too hot and dry to grill, right now, but when the monsoons give everything a little drink, I will try it. Looks good!

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  20. Yum!I will have to find something to eat right now!

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  21. Looks devine! Curious about coating the chicken with Canola oil - is this simply to prevent sticking?

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  22. Hoisin sauce is a staple around here.
    I love it with salmon.
    Salmon and a salad.... our summer dinner of choice!

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  23. I'm always on the lookout for new way to prepare boneless skinless chicken too. This recipe looks so delicious. And what a beautiful presentation. Thank you!

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  24. That looks yummy! Another way to fix chicken, and stay away from red meat. Thanks for the recipe.

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  25. That looks tasty even to my food-faddy eyes.

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  26. This will add a new zing to my latest diet which consists mainly of chicken and sweet potato...not very large portions.

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  27. Now, that looks absolutely splendid, Tess! When may I come to your house for dinner?

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  28. Trying this soon -- I love all the elemnts -- now to combine them. Thanks, Tess.

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  29. That´s a good tip. I never grilled sweet potatoes before (they´re not that common here), I´ll have to try that!

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