For those of you that have been following my blog for a while now, you know that I struggle from time to time with Chris and his food dislikes. Take for instance chicken. He hates dark meat. I love it. In the past, it was just easier to buy all breasts and be done with it, but lately, not only have I wanted to save money, but I have been WANTING dark meat chicken. To me it's more flavorful and is less likely to dry out. One day at the store it hit me... why not get a pack of breasts for him and a pack of thighs for me? Problem solved and everyone is happy!!!
Now, not only did we both get to actual enjoy what we like best, BUT, I also found my new food love: Grilled Avocado!!!! Yep, you read that right.... grilled avocado. Slap that baby on the grill with a little olive oil and salt and pepper and you have yourself a wonderfully creamy and utterly delicious side dish that would compliment ANY meal!
Sambal Chicken with Grilled Avocados & Green Onions
Adapted from Bon Appetit
- Serves 2 -
1 boneless, skinless breast and 1-2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons Sambal Oelek (ground chili paste)
1 Tablespoon fish sauce
2 Tablespoons Sriracha
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 bunch green onions
1-2 large ripe avocado, cut in half lengthwise and seed removed
salt and pepper
Rinse the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Place in a resealable plastic bag. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, vinegar, Sambal Oelek, fish sauce, Sriracha and ginger until well combined. Pour mixture of chicken and seal bag. Place in refrigerator for 2-8 hours.
Preheat grill to 375 degrees F. Clean and oil grill grates. Place the chicken over direct heat and grill 5-9 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. In the last 4-5 minutes of grilling, drizzle olive oil over the green onions and the avocado. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Place avocado fruit side down and grill for 4 minutes. Place the green onions on a strip of foil and grill for 4-5 minutes, rotating to ensure an even grill. Carefully remove everything and allow to rest for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy!
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