asian bbq chicken*

I don't think that I need to go into my obsession with Chinese food. But let's just say - I am pretty sure I could live in a pool of teriyaki sauce. That would make me one happy chickadee. The only other thing that would make me happier about Chinese food is having better Chinese desserts. A fortune cookie. Really? Is that all you got? Don't get me wrong, they are pretty good, but seriously? Although, I will never forget when I was 15 I had a fortune cookie that said "your place in life is behind the wheel". I was pretty excited about that. Obviously, if I remember after almost 10 years later about this monumental revelation given to me by a piece of paper, it must have been big news. Those fortunes will get ya!

This chicken is great for Chinese lovers or even those who aren't big fans! Where it is just a marinade, the flavors aren't as strong, but they add just that little touch of amazingness. We made ours on the flat grill, but actually BBQ'd on a BBQ grill sounds incredible. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

Asian BBQ Chicken
as seen on Real Mom Kitchen
adapted from Our Best Bites

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp curry powder
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, cayenne pepper, curry powder, garlic, and ginger.  Whisk to combine until the sugar dissolves.  Set aside 2 Tbsp of the marinade for grilling.

Place chicken in a gallon sized zip-lock bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken.  Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours, or overnight is best.  Turn the bag over halfway through the marinating process.

Grill for 5-10 minutes on each side depending on the thickness.

During the last few minutes of cooking brush a the reserved 2 Tbsp of marinade.



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