Grilled Chicken with Whiskey-Ginger Marinade
The chicken browns over the hottest part of the grill (direct heat), then moves to the cooler side (indirect heat) to finish. The result: tender chicken, perfectly cooked.
CALORIES 202 (16% from fat); FAT 3.6g (sat 0.7g,mono 1.1g,poly 1.1g); IRON 1.3mg; CHOLESTEROL 66mg; CALCIUM 27mg; CARBOHYDRATE 7.1g; SODIUM 610mg; PROTEIN 27.3g; FIBER 0.3g
- 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1/3 cup bourbon
- 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
Combine bourbon and next 9 ingredients (bourbon through garlic). Reserve 1/3 cup marinade. Pour remaining marinade into a zip-top plastic bag; add chicken. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally.
Preheat grill to medium-hot using both burners.
Turn left burner off (leave right burner on). Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Coat grill rack with cooking spray. Place chicken on grill rack over right burner; grill 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Move chicken to grill rack over left burner. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until done. Slice each breast diagonally into thin strips; place chicken on a platter. Cover loosely with foil.
Combine water and cornstarch, stirring well with a whisk. Place reserved 1/3 cup marinade in a small saucepan; stir in cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil; cook 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Drizzle sauce over chicken; sprinkle with sesame seeds.