Hoisin Chicken with Cucumber Salad

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the Chicken:
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 scallions, coarsely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 2 -inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and halved (remove seeds for less heat)
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes, plus lime wedges for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 pounds skin-on chicken thighs and drumsticks (separate pieces)
  • For the Salad:
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
Directions

Prepare the chicken: Preheat a grill to medium on one side. Combine the hoisin sauce, scallions, garlic, ginger, jalapeno, lime zest and juice, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste in a mini food processor or blender; process until almost smooth. Season the chicken with salt; toss with the hoisin mixture in a large bowl.

Make the salad: Bring the vinegar, sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring. Remove from the heat; stir in 1/4 cup ice cubes until melted. Toss the cucumber and red onion in a serving bowl with the vinegar mixture; place in the refrigerator.

Grill the chicken over direct heat until the skin is crisp, 5 minutes per side, basting with extra marinade. Transfer to the cooler side of the grill; cover and grill until cooked through, 10 to 15 more minutes. Serve with the cucumber salad and lime wedges.

Per serving: Calories 375; Fat 16 g (Saturated 4 g); Cholesterol 107 mg; Sodium 1,906 mg; Carbohydrate 30 g; Fiber 1 g; Protein 32 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos


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