Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Orange Honey Grilled Chicken Strips

Orange Honey Grilled Chicken Strips
from The Sisters' Cafe

INGREDIENTS:
1 to 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (or tenders)
2 TB butter, melted
2 TB finely chopped scallions (I used green onions)
2 TB fresh orange juice
2 TB chopped cilantro leaves
1 TB honey
1-2 TB grated orange zest, from ~1/2 an orange

DIRECTIONS:
1. Cut each chicken breast into 3 length wise strips. (I just used chicken tenders). 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.)
2. To make the basting sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the butter, scallions, orange juice, cilantro, honey, and orange zest.
3. 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.
4. 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.)

4 comments:

megan said...

This looks really good! I love grilled chicken :) The picture of you and your kids is really cute. Isn't it amazing all the recipes you can find on blogs these days? I love it :)

alanna; said...

mmm looks good. saw you on the foodie blogroll and thought I'd stop by. and I do agree family dinner time is defiantly an important part of the day.

Queen B. said...

oooooooo YUM!!

Larry said...

I'll have to give those a try before it get's too cold to get out near the grill. The look really good!