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Monday, July 23, 2012

Grilled Chicken with Spiced Red Pepper Paste

This Turkish inspired dish is not only packed full of flavor, but is so very simple, you will probably want to make it weekly!

And, because you know I couldn't resist - I paired this with a red pepper aioli that ... well... that will probably find it's way to your table weekly too!

Grilled Chicken with Spiced Red Pepper Paste
Adapted from Food and Wine
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
2 roasted red peppers, roughly chopped
2 jalapenos, stems remove and quartered (remove seeds for less heat)
1 garlic clove, halved
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the aioli -
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons champagne vinegar
2 Tablespoons roasted red pepper, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

In a food processor, add the ingredients except the chicken.  Pulse until a loose paste forms.  Place chicken in a shallow dish or resealable bag and pour the mixture over the chicken.  Cover or seal and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

For the aioli - mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove chicken from dish or bag and discard the marinade.  Place directly over the fire and grill for 8 minutes per side or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.  Serve with aioli.  Enjoy!

One Year Ago:  Spice Rubbed Ribs with Chipotle-Honey Glaze
Two Years Ago:  Grilled Chicken with Yogurt, Hot Pepper and Garlic


Yenta Mary said...

I would eat that for breakfast right now, if I had it ready! Such flavor!!! And you've gotta love an easy dinner in the midst of summer heat and busyness ....

StephenC said...

Another entry for the sauce book?

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks delicious, Jenn. I'm saving it for next week when I hope I will no longer feel stuffed from the dinners we had this past weekend! Spiced Red Pepper are words I love to hear. :-)

Pam said...

The chicken marinade does sound flavorful & delicious and of course so does your aioli!

Big Dude said...

Married up with grilled corn, it had to be a great meal.

Katy's Eats said...

Very good ! Really !

Amanda said...

Yum yum yum!

Chris said...

This would be so good sliced up on flat bread (grilled of course!).