Sesame-Date Chicken Cho Cho

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Lori McLain

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@lmclain

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......

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
4-6
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 10 medium
    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

How to Make Sesame-Date Chicken Cho Cho

Step-by-Step

  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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About Sesame-Date Chicken Cho Cho

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtags: #sesame #date



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