Pineapple and Sriracha Grilled Chicken

Pineapple and Sriracha Grilled Chicken
April 19, 2017

As the temperature rises, I know that summer is already here.  It becomes unbearable to cook inside the kitchen that’s why I enjoy cookouts the most.  Cooking becomes relaxed as I would just prepare the meat beforehand and it goes straight to the grill during our next barbecue party.

The protein I love grilling the most is chicken thighs as it is very versatile, remains moist and soaks up the flavours of the marinade very well. Lately, I have been experimenting on tropical fruits, my home-grown herbs and spices for the marinade. This easy grilled chicken recipe has a gorgeous bright caramelised flavour due to the pineapple jam and a bit of heat from the Sriracha sauce.  Complete this dish by serving a nice garden salad or fresh cold coleslaw.

 

Pineapple & Sriracha Grilled Chicken

4 chicken legs & thighs

Ingredients:

4 chicken legs & thighs

150 ml pineapple jam

2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (or any vinegar available)

2-3 tablespoons of Sriracha sauce (adjust heat level to your liking)

3 tablespoons chopped basil

3-4 sprigs of rosemary, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon

Instructions:

1. In a bowl, add in the pineapple jam, vinegar, Sriracha sauce, chopped herbs, olive oil, salt & pepper. Mix until combined and add in the meat.

2. Massage into the chicken until all ingredients coat the meat. Take a ziplock bag and pour the chicken and marinade in.

3. Let the meat marinate for 6 hours, best if overnight.

4. Place the meat on the prepared grill skin side down, over direct medium heat for about 8-10 minutes. Turn and cook until almost done, another 5-10 minutes, depending on size of the meat. Brush the marinade sauce and continue to cook until the chicken inside is no longer pink.

5. Serve immediately. Enjoy! :)

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Stef Sancianco

A culinary arts graduate from Manila, Stef Sancianco gained experience in the kitchens and restaurants of Singapore and is currently cooking up a storm in Jakarta. She has an inexplicable love for trying out new dishes—whether from fine dining restaurants or holes-in-the-walls. She cooks and bakes things inspired by travel and the random things she finds in her pantry. She is a full time glutton with a soft spot for chillies, desserts, and her husband Dro—in that order. She would go anywhere and everywhere for food but far, far away from dirty dishes. Follow her at Instagram & Twitter: @houseofstef or www.houseofstef.wordpress.com

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