The basic idea for this recipe came from Michael over at Me, My Food and I. He posted Nigella Lawson's recipe for Dragon Chicken. As I read through the ingredients I thought to myself, how can I make this, and yet make it more my own?? Don't get me wrong, I love Nigella (though I believe she's trying to lure my boyfriend away from me with her seductive ways, but that's another story for later..), but I wanted to change it up just a little and see what I could come up with using more ingredients I usually have on hand. This is what I came up with....
It's spicy...it's simple...it's out of this world good.
And don't you love the shape of the chicken? Sort of like a dragon, huh? Ok, I actually think that it looks more like a cat, but we can pretend, can't we?
At least I can :)
Adapted from Michael of Me, My Food and I
1 Habanero, roughly chopped (please be careful..wear gloves when handling these peppers...or do what I did, I used a knife and a fork to cut it, my hands never touched it.)
1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, skin removed and quartered
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
drop of sesame oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Put all ingredients, except the chicken, in a food processor and process until smooth. Place chicken in a resealable bag and pour the marinade over it. Place the bag in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for 8 hours or over night.
Preheat your grill to 400 degrees. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Place the chicken on oiled grill grates and grill for 5-10 minutes on each side or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of about 160 degrees F. Enjoy!
One Year Ago: Saucy Sirloin Steaks