Like I said before, while I’m at work I browse dozens of different recipes, probably daily. And some days Nate even browses the recipes with me, so we can find something that we both think will be delicious for dinner. Earlier this week, we came upon the fine cooking website and slightly adapted this recipe for our dinner. This chicken tasted as good as these pictures look. This is definitely one we’ll be having again and again. And I’d highly recommend it to you.
2 TBS dark brown sugar
1 TBS hungarian paprika
1 TBS minced garlic
2 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice (divided)
1 tsp fennel seed
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1 TBS salt
1 tsp pepper
3 -4 chicken breasts (or whichever piece of the chicken you like most)
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS honey
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp sesame oil
1. Combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic, 2 tsp 5-spice, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
2. Rub the pieces of chicken with spice mixture.
3. Marinate for about 1 hour. (We didn’t do this, but we used our vacuum sealer to do a speedy marinate)
4. Meanwhile, prepare a charcoal or gas grill.
5. Combine hoisin, maple syrup, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and the remaining 1/2 tsp of 5 spice.
6. Lightly brush the chicken pieces with sauce mixture and put onto grill.
7. Cook until grill marks appear, about 3 minutes and flip.
8. Flip and rotate the chicken every couple of minutes, to make sure both sides are getting cooked, as well as each of the pieces of chicken are getting cooked evenly.
9. Reapply the sauce mixture throughout the cooking process. (Probably 4 or 5 times)
10. Cook until thermometer reads 165, about 15 minutes.
11. Serve immediately and enjoy.