Wednesday, July 15, 2015
FIVE-SPICE GRILLED CHICKEN WITH BLACKBERRY SAUCE
4 chicken thighs
1 tablespoon five-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 (3-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken thighs
3/4 cup sugar-free seedless blackberry jam (such as Smucker's)
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon water
3/4 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
Fresh blackberries (optional)
2 tablespoons glaze
2 cups blackberry
3 tablespoons sugar or your taste
1⁄4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 .Puree the berries through a food mill or in a food processor and press them through a fine-mesh sieve to remove their seeds.
Whisk in the sugar and lemon juice, whisking until the sugar dissolves.
Taste for sweetness and adjust, if necessary.
2 Prepare grill.
3 Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over chicken. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook chicken 6 minutes on each side or until done.
4 While chicken grills, combine jam and next 3 ingredients in a nonstick skillet. Simmer over medium-low heat 8 minutes or until glaze is reduced to 1/2 cup. Drizzle glaze evenly over chicken; garnish with blackberries, if desired Serve immediately.