That's right... I came up with another savory dish using vanilla beans!! And this recipe did not end up a "little too sweet" at all! YAY! The vanilla just added this perfect flavor combination with the orange... sweet and tangy again... guess that is the perfect key!
I made a vanilla bean aioli too.... uhmmmm... it was unusual, but eaten with the chicken, it really worked well.... so I'm including it... It's up to you if you want to make it or not.
Oh.. and please don't forget to stop by IndriVanilla to get your own amazingly cheap and amazingly good vanilla beans. You'll be creating your own sweet and savory dishes using vanilla beans in no time!
Orange Vanilla Grilled Chicken
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
3 Tablespoon orange juice
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Sriracha
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1/2 teaspoon honey
drop of sesame oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
salt and pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the aioli -
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon orange juice
1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped
Mix together the orange juice, soy sauce, Sriracha, vanilla bean, honey, sesame oil, garlic and ground ginger until well combined. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper and place in resealable bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, orange juice and vanilla bean. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat grill to 375 degrees. Oil the grill grates with paper towel that's been soaked in oil (use tongs please). Remove the chicken from the bag, discard the marinade and place directly over the fire. Grill for 6-10 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 3 minutes. Serve with aioli. Enjoy!
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