It’s Labor Day, the weekend where everything is suppose to be cooked outside, on the grill! Have I mentioned how much I’ve been missing our BBQ grill this summer? Ugh, summer’s just not the same without a BBQ. However, I refuse to let apartment living get in the way of my craving for some grilled chicken this long weekend. So, I made this Asian Grilled Chicken on my grill pan. Inside. On the stove. Sigh.
When you have an awesome marinade like this one, the chicken’s always moist and full of flavor, even if it’s cooked it in a more conventional way, like on a grill pan inside the kitchen. I just keep reminding myself in a couple months it will be freezing outside and no one will be lighting up the BBQ’s anyways. BTW, have you heard this coming winter is suppose to be colder than last year? Ugh! Last year was horrible, at least I thought so! On the bright side, you can still make this Asian Grilled Chicken inside on a grill pan like I did so you can have grilled chicken anytime of the year. I guess it’s a win-win after all.
Today I used boneless chicken thighs because, frankly, that’s what I had in the freezer. If you want to use a cut up whole chicken, or chicken breasts, go right ahead. I usually like to choose chicken with skin on and bone in for grilling but if you don’t have it, no worries…use what you have, just like I did today. These are boneless, skinless chicken thighs and they cooked up fast and were quite tasty!
TIP: Using boneless chicken breasts? Try pounding them a bit with a mallet to even out their thickness. They’ll cook more evenly and it tenderizes them some at the same time!
The tasty marinade for the grilled chicken has some common Asian ingredients you might already have in your kitchen….oyster sauce, chile garlic sauce, Chinese rice wine (or use dry Sherry) along with honey, lime, cilantro and green onions. I guess you could say this Asian Grilled Chicken is a cross between Chinese and Thai barbecued chicken. It’s really delicious and I hope you give it a try!
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