This Asian inspired recipe for Honey Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Chicken makes a fantastic dinner
1.3kgs. Chicken breast, cut into about small pieces
1/2 Garlic head, smashed
3-4 slices fresh ginger root,
1 Tbs. Kosher salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
4-6 sprigs fresh thyme
2 cups water
1 cup Teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup pure honey
4 slices fresh Ginger
1/2 head garlic,
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil, + 1/4 cup more
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
Scallion (green part)
Toasted sesame seeds
Start making the simple brine first. Combine the garlic, ginger, salt, brown sugar, water and thyme in a large storage food/freezer bag and swirl to dissolve the sugar. Add chicken and let it brine for about an hour in the refrigerator.
Preheat the grill to medium heat.
At this point make the sweet honey-teriyaki glaze: In the saucepan, over medium heat, combine teriyaki sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, and 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, and simmer until slightly reduced.
Remove chicken from brine and pat dry with kitchen paper towel Add the chicken to a large bowl, drizzle with the 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds and season with freshly ground black pepper. Toss to coat all the pieces and cook on a medium grill for 7-10 minutes per side until cooked through. (For bigger pieces or different parts of the chicken allow to cook up to 15-20 minutes until cooked through)
Brush with teriyaki glaze for the last 3-4 minutes of cooking.
Garnish with scallions and toasted sesame seeds.
Serve with salad
Recipe provided courtesy of Sandra’s Easy Cooking food blog.