Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lemon Garlic Chicken and Sticky Coconut Chicken

We are a house of chicken eaters, so I love trying new flavors and ways to cook up chicken. I saw this recipe a few weeks ago on Money Saving Mom and knew I had to try it. While checking out the recipe I found another recipe that looked yummy, Sticky Coconut Chicken.

My plan was to grill about 6 chicken breasts in the lemon/garlic marinade, but decided I would divide it between the two and same some for later.

Lemon Garlic Chicken- from Mel's Kitchen

Juice of 1 lemon, approximately 3 tablespoons

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic, about 2 medium cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pound chicken breasts 
Combine all marinade ingredients. Place chicken in a ziploc bag and pour marinade over chicken. Seal bag and place in fridge overnight. Grill (or cook in frying pan). Serve with sides of your choice or cut into bite sized pieces and add to desired recipe (I’ll be sharing a few with you soon). Note: If you cut your chicken into smaller, bite-sized pieces and then marinate it, you can get away with only letting it marinate for 5 or 6 hours instead of overnight.
Serving with roasted parmesan red potatoes and green beans.
Sticky Coconut Chicken-original recipe from Mel's Kitchen. I changed my version just slightly based on what I had on hand.
3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup canned coconut milk
1 Tbsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp. roasted red chili paste

Mix all ingredients together and marinate chicken for at least 1 hour or longer. Grill on barbecue.
3/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
pinch roasted red chili paste
While the chicken is grilling, bring above ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until mixture is reduced and thickened, about 8-10 minutes. Be patient because it takes a little while. But once it starts getting really thick, immediately take it off the heat! Glaze both sides of chicken the last few minutes of grilling and serve chicken over rice.
Serving with stir fry noodles and veggies. 

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