Sticky Soy Grilled Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Salad

Sticky Soy Grilled Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Salad

Sticky Soy Grilled Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Salad is the every week night dinner that I need in my life. I’m stuck on this Asian kick and there’s no stopping me. This Sticky Soy Grilled Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Salad makes my 5th meal in a row with some kind of Asian fusion inspiration.

Really, are there any flavors better in the world than Asian flavors?! You could almost argue that all cultures and cuisines are derived from Asian culture. Noodles, you better believe they were the first ones to do it. Sauces, they have a lock on sauces. Any delicious aromatic? {Garlic, leeks, onions, ginger, peppers?} Asian culture did it first.

So I present to you this absolutely divine Sticky Soy Grilled Chicken with a fresh and flavorful Sesame Cucumber Salad.

Bonus: Clean up is a snap! Marinated in a ziplock, grilled and served.

Wine Pairing Recommendation: I always drink Rosé with Asian food or a super dry Riesling.

Sticky Soy Grilled Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Salad

 

Sticky Soy Grilled Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Salad

25 March, 2017
: 4 Servings
: 1 hr 20 min
: 15 min
: 1 hr 35 min
: Easy

Serve everything on a bed of cold rice noodles and your set with a delicious weeknight meal.

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Ingredients
  • For Sticky Soy Chicken
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal Chili Garlic Paste
  • 1 pound Chicken Thighs, boneless and skinless
  • Green Onion, chopped for garnish
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds, for garnish
  • For Sesame Cucumber Salad
  • 2 whole Cucumbers, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flake
Directions
  • Step 1 For Sticky Soy Grilled Chicken
  • Step 2 Combine all ingredients in a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken to bag and marinate chicken for up to an hour or overnight.
  • Step 3 Preheat your grill to high heat about 450-500 degrees F.
  • Step 4 Remove chicken from marinade and pour marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, simmer for 8-10 minutes. Grill chicken until outside is caramelized and cooked through about 8 minutes per side, basting with the cooked marinade every few minutes. I like to grill my chicken thighs until slightly charred on the edges. Remove to a sheet pan and cover with foil. Allow to rest while you assemble salad.
  • Step 5 For Sesame Cucumber Salad
  • Step 6 Whisk together all ingredients except cucumbers in a bowl until sugar and salt is dissolved. Add cucumbers and toss together.
  • Step 7 Serve everything together on white rice. Garnish with chopped green onion and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Sticky Soy Grilled Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Salad

Savor and Enjoy! 



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