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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hoisin Barbecued Chicken + 100th Post = Giveaway!!!

That's right is my 100th post!! YAY!!  I feel very good about that, because, honestly, I really thought I would have abandoned this by now.  Not the cooking part, just the blogging part.  I felt like there were so many blogs out there, why would mine really attract anyone?  Ahhh...but I was not completely right, I've attracted at least a few of you and in honor of YOU, my constant readers (Sorry SK for stealing your line!!) I am giving away a few special food/kitchen items, check them out:

A Cocoa Lover's gift box (natural cocoa, hot chocolate mix, sweet cassia cinnamon, & a hint of mint hot chocolate mix....mmmmmmmmmmm)
AND a 16oz box of Giada's very own Fusilli Col Buco pasta, a hand-held mandoline slicer, and a pair of kitchen shears (every kitchen needs one)
To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your all time favorite food is.  (US residents only, sorry!)  If you could eat only one thing from here until eternity, what would it be?  For me, it would have to be a toss up between sushi or pasta...more specifically, caterpillar rolls or my grandma's mac & cheese!  YUM YUM & YUM!  You may only enter once and winners will be picked at random with the help of  You have until 9pm Monday, May 10th, 2010 to enter.  Winners will be announced Tuesday the 11th. Good luck everyone!

Now, on to the recipe!!  I love that there are like a million and twelve different flavors of barbecue sauce.  I'd like to be able to try making them all, but that may be impossible.  This, my friends, is so far my second favorite...the first being a recipe I have not posted yet, but I'll get there.  Hoisin...I've talked about it before...maybe you are tired of seeing recipes with this ingredient in it...maybe not...either way, it has become a flavor I am totally hooked on.

One thing to know about this recipe...the longer the chicken marinates, the better it will be!  Try and give yourself at least 8 hours of marinating time (4 if you really, really, really have to).  I actually put it together just as I was leaving for work.. it soaked for about 12 hours and it was delicious!  Cook time is all you have to worry about once it's done marinating and depending on the method of cooking and the size of the breasts, that can take anywhere from 15-20 minutes.  Simple.. and just in time for the warm summer weather!!!


Hoisin Barbecued Chicken
Adapted from Cooking Light
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2/3 cup hoisin sauce
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 Tablespoons ketchup
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3-4 teaspoons chili paste

To prepare barbecue sauce, combine all ingredients except the chicken, in a medium bowl. 

Place the chicken in a Ziploc bag and pour 1/4-1/2 cup of the barbecue sauce over it.  Seal and let marinate in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours.  Cover the leftover sauce and store in the refrigerator.

Barbecue the chicken on a preheat grill (you can also bake this at 375-400 degrees for about 20 minutes too).  Baste with some of the sauce (you can leave some aside to pour or dip the chicken in after it's cooked too).  Keep an eye on the chicken, you don't want it to burn!  Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the middle about 5-7 minutes on each side.  Enjoy!


Michelle said...

Congrats on your 100th Day! :o)

My all-time favorite food? Hard to choose! All-around, I'd have to say pizza. Brownies for dessert. ;)

The chicken looks wonderful. I love Hoisin sauce.

Andrea said...

Congrats on 100 posts!!!

My all time favorite food has to be Alaskan King Crab legs with an ocean of butter to dunk them in. Drool :)
Chocolate is a very close second :)

Your bbq chicken is beautiful!!! I'll have to try this it looks so good!

Alicia said...

My all time favorite food is Chinese food. The favorite one I make is your recipe for Mongolian Beef.

StephenC said...

Congrats on the milestone. All time favorite food? I'll have to think about it - I love to eat so much it's hard to decide. Hope you enjoy seeing your (and my) potatoes on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 100th post! Hmmmm all time fav food....I love food in general so it is going to be hard. Ohh I know the salad from Taste and my mom's fried chicken and mashed tators and gravy!!

Wayne Hoxie said...

Congrats on your 100th! I'm very pleased you have stuck with it, because I, for one, look forward to reading your blog every time you post anything.
Hmmmm... Favorite food/dish... That's a tough one. As pedestrian as it sounds, I loves me a good cheeseburger. Give me a nice, juicy, flavorful patty, cover it in some warm melted cheese, put it on a homemade bun with nice crisp lettuce and ripe tomato and I'm a happy man. Love em with spicy mayo, bacon, guacamole, you name it. Mexican food and Italian are close runner ups. What can I say? I like to eat!

Patricia said...

hmmm, my fav of all time has to be seafood, any type of seafood. Crab cakes, shrimp, crawfish, clams to name a few

Chantelle said...

Way to go girl! 100 'episodes', a shout out to steve king AND hoisin? no wonder i love ya! congrats little cuz.

StephenC said...

Ok, my favorite food all-time is lobster. Once when I was in college, a drinking buddy and I had four martinis and then ordered an expensive lobster dinner. And I was POOR!. That may have been my first lobster. When Peter and I celebrate on a birthday or Christmas or New Year's eve, we often do lobster. One of our Asian supermarkets sells them at ridiculously low prices (sometimes as little as $8 lb.). So it doesn't seem like such an indulgence.

All right, so those are tater tots, right? I've just gotten this urge to make them from scratch and bake them instead of frying. Seems do-able. I'm going to work on this.

Annie Farmer Miller said...

Hey Girl, Congrats on your 100! :) I look forward to seeing your posts every day! I love to cook, but anything with chicken in it has to be my favorite! I love chicken!!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Congrats Jenn! So happy to have met you via the world wide web:) This looks fantastic - hoisin is my FAVE! This recipe is making me miss my grill:(

Chris Constantine said...

Hamburgers and Ranch Dressing. ;)

Jenny said...

If I could only eat one thing for the rest of time... it would be pizza, preferably with canadian bacon and pineapple, maybe the random bell pepper sliced on top- but not necessary.