Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Chicken a la TGIF

Final installment of the Chicken series!

Let's try a new variant this time, on my (relatively) new grill pan. This is even faster but requires the chicken to be marinaded at least 3 hours before hand, better overnight. The marinade I put was rather spontaneous, with what I have really, so here goes.

Thinking of having something western a la TGIF, let's call this recipe that then, hehe. My attempt at the Jack Daniel sauce, LOL

Chicken a la TGIF


2-3 tbsp of brown sauce
2 tbsp of Hoi Sin (chinese plum sauce, slightly sweet but salty)
1 tbsp of Mirin (sweet Japanese wine, any sweet wine would do)
1 tbsp of olive oil


1 Chicken breast, sliced sideways to increase surface area ('butterfly')
Mixed vegetables (fresh or frozen, portions as desired)


1. First, mix all the marinade in a bowl, and pour over the chicken and coat well, refrigerate (at least 3 hours )
2. Get the grill pan hot, and you can oil it a bit before hand to prevent the chicken sticking to it
3. Put the chicken breast on the grill and spread evenly, reserve excess marinade
4. Meanwhile, prepare/cook/boil/microwave the frozen/fresh vegetables
5. Turn the chicken breast over after about 3 minutes on one side to prevent sticking/burning, should cook in about 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the meat
6. Meanwhile, add 1-2 tbsp to the reserved marinade, and microwave it to high heat till boiling
7. Pour the marinade on top of the chicken and serve with vege as side

Voila, there you go!

3 chicken breast, 4 different ways ... I've tried to vary it across cuisine and methods, using common ingredients in various ways. This is quite fun and perhaps might be of use to those who needs some ideas :)

I liked especially the charred looking lines the grill pan gave, but perhaps it might have been overdone :)

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