One of the easiest ways to feed your family during the spring and summer is to use your grill. Whether you’re craving a burger, pressed for time or would simply rather be outside than in the kitchen, firing up the grill guarantees a quick, easy and delicious dinner.
When you think of typical cookout food and easy grilling recipes, your mind probably goes straight to a juicy All-American cheeseburger or a hot dog covered in ketchup, mustard and relish—and it should! Burgers and dogs are summer classics, and once it’s warm outside you’re bound to see them at every cookout, block party and BBQ you attend!
While hamburgers and hot dogs are undeniably delicious, they’re not usually too great for you, and too much of anything can be overkill. For grilled dinners that are a little on the lighter side but still delicious, turn to any home cook’s best friend: easy chicken recipes. From classic BBQ chicken to grilled chicken fajitas, there’s really no limit to what you can do with a grill, some chicken and a little bit of seasoning.
This Sweet and Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken puts a zesty twist on your average BBQ chicken recipes. With teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds, ground ginger and red pepper flakes, Asian flavors mix with sweet BBQ sauce for a surprising and delicious kick. Serve the chicken with white rice and a green salad for a quick and easy summer dinner!
Sweet and Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken
Total Time: 30 min
PAM® Grilling Spray
¾ cup Hunt’s® Hickory & Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce
1 tablespoon La Choy® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (6 thighs = about 1 ½ lbs)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
Spray the cold grate of a gas grill with grilling spray. Preheat to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, combine barbecue sauce, teriyaki marinade, sesame seeds, ginger and pepper flakes in a small bowl; set aside.
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Grill for 5 minutes; turn over and brush with barbecue sauce mixture. Grill 5 more minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and tender (180°F). Turn again and brush second side with sauce; grill until sauce is hot, being careful not to let it burn. Discard remaining sauce.
Sprinkle with green onions before serving.
Author Bio: This is a guest post by Meredith K. on behalf of ReadySetEat®. For more budget-friendly easy recipes for dinner this spring and summer, visit www.readyseteat.com.