Mango and Chilli Sticky Glazed Chicken

Well the weather yesterday here in the UK was actually hot, yes I know it was a shock to us all.
So out came the BBQ! I hadn't planned on having one yesterday so scouted round looking for stuff I could BBQ without going to the shops.

After a quick think I came up with a nice sticky mango and chilli marinade for some chicken breast fillets I had in the fridge.

Mango and Chilli Sticky Glazed Chicken

I also roasted some bell peppers and toasted some garlic bread - all done on the BBQ and a fine time was had!
There's no recipe and no exact quantities - just go for what you think and how much you want to make.  Too simple or what?!

This is what I did:
Bash 2 skinless chicken breast fillets between two sheets of clingfilm - this will make them flatter and they will cook quicker without the edges drying out.

Then in a small bowl I mixed together amounts of these ingredients - but you can use however much you fancy all or some of them:
a couple of big dollops of mango chutney
a glug of olive oil
a dollop of runny honey
a dollop of chilli sauce - I used Maggi (extra hot)
a splash of soy sauce
a splash of Mirin (Japanese sweetened rice wine)
 a pinch of white pepper
a couple of pinches of chilli flakes

Put the chicken in a large plastic bag and tip in the marinade.  Mix together in the bag to coat the chicken evenly.  Fold the bag down to keep the chicken covered in the marinade and pop into the fridge.  Leave for at least an hour if you can.

Remove about 20 to 30 minutes before you are going to cook so they loose the chill. 
Now you can cook on the BBQ of on a griddle pan - they will cook quickly.

Mango and Chilli Sticky Glazed Chicken

Jan's top tips for a BBQ!
The secret of a successful charcoal BBQ is to make sure all the coals are WHITE before attempting to cook on them.
If you cook earlier not only are you wasting coals and heat but also your food will burn before it cooks in the middle.
Chicken will be horrid because by the time it's cooked in the middle the outside edge (especially if it is skinless) will not only be burnt all your lovely tasting marinade will be overpowered by a burnt taste. 

So, if you haven't got one of these marvelous Chimney Starter gadgets you must be getting one immediately (if not sooner)!

Beware of copies I personally think Weber is the best.  Then all you do is place half a sheet of newspaper screwed up in the very bottom under the coals (I'm a fan of briquettes) and one lighter block -of course a match would be good here too.
It will take about 30 minutes for the coals to turn completely white.  But the neighborhood wont smell of lighter fuel and neither will your food.

More to the point it will also cook properly.
Lesson over, thank you for reading!

1 comment

  1. yum. I love foods on the char grill especially chicken. awesome marinade too! we'll have to try this before summer ends. thanks


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