Friday, July 24, 2009

Orange Phoenix Chicken with Grilled Bok Choy



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...
I really love chicken. It's easy to work with and by varying seasonings and cooking methods you can be assured of weeks and weeks of unique and tasty meals. This recipe was the first that I entered in the Winning Taste Recipe Contest, sponsored by the folks at Pilgrim's Pride. I love the flavor of citrus and decided to use it in an Asian inspired sauce that I was making for grilled chicken. The sauce turned out well. To carry the Asian theme a bit further, and to get the judges attention, I decided to grill bok choy along with the chicken and attach the imagery of the Phoenix to the name of my flaming bird. Something worked. This is an easy dish to make, though you'll have to be a bit careful with the bok choy. It should be grilled only until crisp tender and barely limp. The bright green is a marvelous counterpoint to the orange hued chicken. I think you'll like this recipe.

Orange Phoenix Chicken with Grilled Bok Choy...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
6 boneless, skinless split chicken breasts
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
.
Orange Sauce:
1/4 cup peanut oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
1 tablespoon orange liqueur
1 cup sweet chili sauce (Thai-style)
1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
.
8 heads baby bok choy, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame
.
Fresh cilantro, chopped, to garnish

Directions:
1) Place chicken on plate and pierce both sides with fork at 1/4-inch intervals. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2) To make orange sauce, place peanut oil in 2-cup measuring cup. Add remaining ingredients and beat with whisk until well combined. Divide sauce, reserving half sauce for serving and half for basting chicken while grilling. Brush some of grilling sauce on both sides of chicken.
3) Preheat grill and lightly coat grill rack with oil or cooking spray.
4) Split each head of bok choy in half lengthwise. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with peanut oil and soy sauce. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside.
5) Place chicken on prepared grill about 4 to 6 inches from heat source. Grill about 7 minutes, turn and generously brush cooked side with reserved basting sauce. Cook another 4 to 6 minutes, turn and brush with sauce. Grill a few minutes longer until chicken reaches 160 degrees F on meat thermometer and sauce is set. Remove chicken from grill, place on platter, and discard any remaining basting sauce. Tent chicken with foil to keep warm.
6) Place bok choy on grill and sear just until bright green and wilted, about 4 minutes. Place on platter and drizzle with 1 tablespoon sesame oil.
7) To serve, place chicken and bok choy on serving platter and drizzle with reserved orange sauce. Garnish with a sprinkling of chopped cilantro, if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe courtesy of Pilgrim's Kitchen - Recipes

This recipe is being linked to Designs By Gollum - Foodie Friday

47 comments:

Selba said...

This looks a really wonderful dish :)

Donna-FFW said...

I am in awe of how you make up your own recipes. Such talent and creativity. I do not have that gift. I recreate others genious! Lovely dish and grilled bok choy is so very original and sounds perfect!

Rita said...

I am so glad I found you!! Your recipes look delicious!! I am going to have fun trying them. Thanks for sharing
Rita

Joyce said...

Copied the recipe and am going to make this on Sunday. My kind of recipe and one that they will charge you a small fortune for if they had this on a menu at a fancy place:) My tastebuds thank you!
Joyce

~~louise~~ said...

Wow! Mary this looks amazing!!! I've been on a Bok Choy kick lately and the thought of grilling it has gotten me into a whirl.

Good Luck in the Winning Recipe Contest. Your dish sure looks like a WINNER to me!!!

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks wonderful great flavors love bok choy

susan said...

Mary-I always look at bok choy at the grocery store and then pass because I have no real idea of what to do with it. Thanks for the recipe! Grilled sounds delicious.

The Desperate Cook said...

This recipe sounds like a keeper...it looks so good. Oh my gosh, I am going to have to go eat lunch..

Lynda said...

I love the sound of this, Mary, not to mention that it looks delicious too! I've bookmarked this one!
You are so creative!

Gaby said...

Wow Mary! You are awesome... as is all of your food! So inventive!

Mary said...

Rita, welcome to One Perfect Bite. I hope you'll join us often.

the ungourmet said...

That sauce does sound fabulous! What a nice dish. Your right the colors are wonderfully bright and fresh!

Birdie said...

Wow Mary! I have never grilled bok choy before. The chicken looks great and I'm with you! I think asian and orange are matches made in heaven

Lori E said...

Anything with chili flakes and orange flavours is a hit with me.

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

Hi Mary, Thankyou for coming to visit my blog; I’m certainly glad you did. Your blog is a culinary encyclopaedia! I am always on the look out for new and easy recipes from scratch and the quick sticky beak I’ve had at your blog reveals many, many recipes which fit the bill. Thankyou for sharing your love of food.

Lori said...

Oh that sounds really delicious. I use to love chicken a l'orange so I am thinking I would love this!

Terry said...

Oh Mary...that chicken looks outstanding. The picture looks good enough to eat. I am going to save this recipe. Thanks

Pam said...

Oh the sauce sounds divine! I will be trying this one soon.

Lisa said...

Sounds amazing! I like the Phoenix association and the grilled bok choy sound great too.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Thanks for stopping by Mary. This recipe certainly sounds like a winner. I'll give it a try soon. I love the Bok Choy addition.

I attempted to grow Bok Choy this spring in the garden but there were some little beetles that loved it so much they ate it all and I didn't get any. I will try again in the fall and pray the bugs are busy eating someplace else by then~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

noble pig said...

That is truly beautiful! The color and I bet the taste is amazing.

Libby Murphy said...

Yum yum! I love to cook with liquers and bet the sesame oil gives it great added flavor. This is one I will for sure be serving.
Happy Twirls

The Fajdich Times said...

Copied this recipe. Will make it soon. Hope it turns out as well as your. Have a great weekend:)

pigpigscorner said...

The sauce looks amazing! Grilling bak choy is something new.

Shirley said...

Sounds delicious in addition to being very pretty.

Natashya said...

That looks great! I love all that orangey goodness in the sauce.

Sylvia said...

I love chicken and the recipe looks very taste and original. Sound great

Marta said...

I think the grilled bok choy must have really made this stand apart from the rest of the entries, it's a great base of flavour for the delicious glazed chicken.
Looks lovely!

My Little Space said...

Another delicious recipe from Mary! Well done! Have a wonderful weekend.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Mary, your comment on my Chicken and Rice Casserole today made my day! That was the nicest, sweetest comment I have ever received on one of my recipes.

This chicken sounds delicious, but I'm really intrigued by the grilled Bok Choy. I have never heard of it being done in this manner and I really want to give it a try.

Amy Green (Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free) said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for commenting on my site so I could find you. Wow - you are quite the cook. I am sure I could learn a few things from your recipes and dishes.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mary, I'm stopping by to say hello on Foodie Friday, almost Saturday, and those are some good looking chicken breasts! Your blog never, ever disappoints. You are truly one of the most creative and versatile cooks I know!

Happy Foodie Friday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Amanda said...

All of your recipes look so good! How do you get such great pictures? Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Katy ~ said...

That orange sauce sounds divine! Oh my goodness I LOVE the sound of it.

darnold23 said...

You've done it again! Delicious. Good luck on the Crock Pot Wednesdays giveaways.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I have all the ingredients to make this delicious-sounding & -looking dish! I'm always on the lookout for new chicken recipes. This looks like a definite keeper!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Mary! Thank you for stopping by, as I always wait for your post. I just love to see your smiling face shine through each and every one of your meals that you prepare. My grandmother told me once that I had an old soul. I believe that in sometimes things that I see I believe came from a very long time ago. I am so thrilled that you loved my little cloche. I love little lights on everything. You should try a few on your table around some of your little fun foods. They just make the plates twinkle. Especially with the holidays coming. Country Hugs my Friend. Love, Sherry

imjacobsmom said...

What a great combo, the orange with the sesame and the added heat- YUM! My mouth is watering. ~ Robyn

Kathleen said...

I love chicken and that looks delicious!

girlichef said...

What gorgeous color that chicken has!! And the flavors in the orange marinade sound awesome!

Jamie said...

This chicken looks amazing! Love the flavors and it looks so delicious!

Please go to my blog and you'll see that I gave you an award! You deserve it!

Esi said...

Wow, this looks great and sounds so flavorful.

Mrs. Smith said...

Good Afternoon Mary My Precious Friend. Oh I am so glad you came by today and loved my post. I had so much fun putting it together. I had a totally other project that I had taken pictures for and everything, and when I sat down at the computer it was strange, God was speaking to me, and what I posted was what he wanted me to post. I felt like someone else was typing for me. It just flew right out. Thanks as always for stopping by. I love it when you do. You always make me smile. Country Hugs and Love, Sherry

Debinhawaii said...

Lovely dish and perfect name for it too!

oneshotbeyond said...

wow...lookin great!

Julie said...

Looks amazing! I'm definitely bookmarking this one.

tammy said...

If I were to make this in an oven, could you suggest the temperature (350 F ??) and how look to cook? Thank you.

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