Spicy Grilled Chicken

Here is the grilled chicken recipe that goes with the Spicy Peanut Noodles. My wife is not a fan of the spicey but something about this combo keeps her coming back. Hot food is addictive. Pay attention not to cross contaminate your Chili Garlic marinade. I use two spoons. One for marinade and a separate one to spread it on the bird. This marinade will last for a few weeks in the fridge and is good on everything from a sandwich to popcorn. I butterflied the breast into two pieces. If the chicken breasts you have are a on the small side pound them out a little. With the breast on a cutting board cover them with plastic wrap and using a meat mallet or a heavy pan pound the thicker end so you get an even thickness. If you want to learn how to cut up a whole chicken click here.

 

Chili Garlic Marinade for Spicy Grilled Chicken

  • 1/2 cup chili garlic sauce ( I like the stuff that comes in the wide mouth jar better than the one in the bottle)
  • 1/4 chopped fresh cilantro, stems are fine, they taste like cilantro
  • 1 lime juice and zest

Mix it all up in a bowl

Spicy Grilled Chicken

You can marinate the chicken up to 24 hours in advance

In a flat pan add a little marinade to the bottom of the pan. Add chick breast, top with alittle more marinade and spread evenly.

Cover and in the fridge until ready to grill

Fire up your grill. I use a Weber with Cowboy Charcoal (made from real Cowboys).

Spray your chicken with a little veg spray and onto the grill it goes. Put the thicker end closer to the fire.

Grill until cooked and put back into a clean pan with just a touch more of marinade.

To Serve

Make a nest of Peanut Noodles, add the  grilled chicken, top with black beans and a lime wedge. A fresh green vegetable or fresh pepper wedges is a good veg. Notice I peeled the peppers before I cut the. They really do taste better peeled.