Sesame-Date Chicken Cho Cho

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Lori McLain
from Denton, TX

Marinating chicken breast ( or thighs) in this date sesame oil marinade gives a new taste to kabobs or grilled chicken. I love this served with a pretty salad on the side, dressed in a similar date dressing......

serves 4-6
prep time 35 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients

  • 10 md
    pitted dates
  • 1/4 c
    sesame oil
  • 1/4 c
    sweet soy glaze or teriyaki
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    honey
  • 1 lb
    boneless skinless chicen breasts, cut into 1" wide strips
  • 2 Tbsp
    sesame seeds (optional)
  • SUGGESTED SIDE SALAD
  • 6 c
    mixed salad lettuces
  • 1/2 c
    thinly sliced red peppers
  • 1/2 c
    thinly slced red oions
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How To Make

  • 1
    Place dates , sesame oil, soy glaze , soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and honey in small food processor and blend thoroughly until smooth. Skewer chicken breast or thigh strips onto 6 soaked wooden or metal skewers . Place the marinade mixture into a 1 gallon sealable plastic bag. Place skewers in bag, seal and massage lighty to distribute marinade. Place in fridge for 20-30 minutes or longer.
  • 2
    Preheat grill to Medium-high heat. Remove skewers from marinade. Grill skewers over medium high heat for about 9 minutes, turing three times until done. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
  • 3
    * For a salad to pair with the sesame date cho cho chicken, arrange your choice of lettuce mixture, a few red pepper strips and thinly sliced red onions , and feta cheese next to the skewers on serving plate.
  • 4
    For a sesame date vinaigrette for the salad, blend in small processor: 6 pitted Dates 3T sesame oil 1 tsp soy sauce 1/4 C rice vinegar 1 T minced garlic 2 T honey 1/4 tsp coarse dijon mustard pinch of salt pinch of pepper Drizzle over salad on plates.

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