I know I usually do Flashback Friday today but my camera gave me some fits this week so I didn't have the pictures I wanted to use. Plus this whole week has been dedicated to the CookingPlanit T-fal reviews and giveaway, so I only had one recipe this week and that was for my Garden Fresh Tomato and Bacon Frittata. Which brought me to the decision to ditch Flashback Friday for a week and just bring you one of my favorite recipes for chicken.
I always talk about how much I love Mexican food, but I adore Asian flavors just as much really. I guess to me Mexican food is more of a comfort food, whereas Asian food is just a flavor party in my mouth! The combination of sweet/salty/spicy just makes me a happy happy girl.
I know I have mentioned that, with my move from CA to the Pacific Northwest, I have had a very difficult time finding good Mexican food here. Well not so with Asian cuisine. If I am willing to drive a bit (about 45 minutes to Seattle from here) there are plenty of restaurants for me to choose from. I am not a big fan of driving that far but I am planning on hitting a few of them in the near future!
I have played around with some Asian flavors for several of my dishes like my Vietnamese Style Steak, Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles, and Slow Cooker Asian Style Ribs. But I look forward to experimenting with so much more!
12 chicken thighs
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1" piece of ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 serrano pepper, minced (can substitute a jalapeno if you don't want it as spicy)
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
Grill chicken over medium-high heat for approx 5 to 7 minutes per side depending on the size of the chicken thighs.
Serves 4 to 6