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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Strawberry-Basil Chicken With Grilled Broccoli







Grilling broccoli may seem unorthodox, but it makes for a crispy texture that's simply addictive. The savoury basil and spicy sriracha balance out the sweetness of the strawberries.

By Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2014
Prep time 25 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1/4 tsp (1 mL) minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice
1/4 tsp (1 mL) Asian chili sauce, (such as sriracha)
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
3 cups (480 g) Strawberries, hulled and diced
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh basil
1 head broccoli, cut in large florets
1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, (about 675 g total)

Preparation

In saucepan, heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium heat; cook shallot and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in sugar, lemon juice, chili sauce and half each of the salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Stir in strawberries; cook, stirring, until strawberries begin to soften, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in basil.

Using hand blender or food processor, purée strawberry mixture until smooth. Strain through fine-mesh sieve, pressing lightly on solids and reserving 1/4 cup of sauce in separate bowl; set aside. Discard pulp.

Toss chicken with strawberry sauce, 1 tsp of the oil and a pinch each of the salt and pepper. Place chicken on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate; keep warm. Discard marinade.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook broccoli until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain and chill in cold water; drain again. Toss with vinegar and remaining oil, salt and pepper. Arrange broccoli on greased grill; close lid and grill until lightly charred, about 6 minutes. Serve with chicken and reserved strawberry sauce.

Nutritional Information per serving: about
cal 320 pro 42g total fat 9g sat. fat 2g 
carb 18g dietary fibre 5g sugar 8g chol 98mg 
sodium 375mg potassium 954mg   
%RDI:
calcium 6 iron 14 vit A 19 vit C 178 
folate 62

http://www.canadianliving.com/food/strawberry_basil_chicken_with_grilled_broccoli.php


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