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Tropical Island Chicken

 Tropical Island Chicken
The marinade makes a savory statement in this all-time-favorite chicken recipe that I served at our son's pirate-theme birthday party. It smelled so good on the grill that guests could hardly wait to try a piece!
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 pounds each), quartered

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine first 10 ingredients. Set aside 1/3 cup for
  • basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large
  • resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal and turn to coat.
  • Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Place chicken over
  • drip pan; grill, covered, over indirect medium heat 45-60 minutes or
  • until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, turning and basting
  • frequently with reserved marinade during the last 20 minutes. Yield:
  • 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 296 calories,

2 of 2

Tropical Island Chicken (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 21 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 1,199 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.