Monday, November 9, 2009

New Recipe

I have found another "winner" recipe for everyone in my little family! Last night we tried Orange Honey Grilled Chicken Strips (found on the blog "the sisters cafe"). They were so tender and delicious! The recipe calles for you to either use chicken tenders or cut the chicken breast into strips and cook on skewers. I chose to marinate the chicken breasts in the sauce for most of a day and just cook them on the grill. Very simple recipe and your whole family will love it!

Orange Honey Grilled Chicken Strips
1 to 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 TB butter softened
2 TB finely chopped scallions
2 TB fresh orange juice
2 TB chopped cilantro leaves (I like a little extra)
1 TB honey
1-2 TB grated orange zest, from ~1/2 an orange (I use just 1 TB)

Cut each chicken breast into 3 length wise strips. (I just bought chicken tenders and used those). Thread 3 strips accordion style, on each of 4-6 long metal or wooden skewers. If using wood skewers, soak them for at least 20 minutes in cold water before using to prevent scorching on the grill. To make the basting sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the butter, scallions, orange juice, cilantro, honey, and orange zest. Brush about half of the sauce on the chicken, covering each strip well. Set aside to marinate for about 15 minutes. If you have to let the chicken marinate longer refrigerate. Prepare grill to medium hot. Grill chicken about 15 minutes, turning several times, until the chicken is cooked through but still moist. Baste several times with the remaining basting sauce. Stop basting 5 minutes before the chicken is done. Remove the chicken from the grill and serve immediately. (Do not serve any of the basting sauce with the chicken.)

Let me know if you like them or if you have any other recipes I can try out on my family!