Thai Spice Grilled Chicken

This is an extremely easy entrée to make that uses only three ingredients, but has wonderful flavor by adding a single spice. Add a few accompaniments as I did or add your own favorites to round out the meal. Thai spice has robust flavor and is mildly spicy. Thai spice seasoning is made up of ginger, basil, red pepper, cumin, cardamom, black pepper, garlic, sugar, onion, red bell pepper, cilantro and turmeric extract. Edamame can usually be found in most grocers frozen vegetable section and is very easy to make. The seaweed salad was premade and I found in my grocer’s Sushi department and was a perfect side dish, but might be difficult for some of you to find. However, add your favorite vegetables or rice. Mix it up your way and enjoy! Since the chicken breast was so large it served 2.

Ingredients

1 boneless, skinless chicken filet (The one shown is about 6 -8 oz. and will easily feed 2 people or use 2 – 4 oz. filets.)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of Thai spice seasoning
Optional Accompaniments
Frozen, shelled edamame cooked or shell the edamame if you can’t find the shelled kind
Seaweed salad from your grocer’s sushi department, fish department or a specialty store

Technique

In a medium sized Ziplock bag add oil and seasoning and massage to mix. Add chicken and massage to evenly coat chicken. Marinate for at least 4 hours if not longer. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat and grill chicken on both sides for about 7 – 8 minutes per side or until done. No pink should remain in the middle. Cooking times will vary depending on your grill and the thickness of your chicken. The piece shown is large and took 7 – 8 minutes. Let rest for about 5 minutes before serving. Letting the meat rest before cutting into it results in a juicier cut of meat. If you cut into it too soon, all of the juices will be released resulting in a drier cut of meat. If serving with edamame, cook according to package instructions and sprinkle with Kosher salt after removing from water. Plate and serve family style as shown or individually with optional accompaniments or your favorite side dish.

Suggested Beverage

Try El Conde Gran Reserva Estate Bottled Chardonnay (Chile), Villa Maria Unoaked Chardonnay Private Bin (New Zealand), Souverain Sauvignon Blanc (Alexander Valley, California), Root:1™ The Original Ungrafted Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley, Chili), Sapporo or Tsingtao.

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