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Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Drumettes with Crunchy Peanut Sauce

By Chef Lucky Dhillon, 19 Mar, 2015

    Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Drumettes with Crunchy Peanut Sauce

    Ingredients

     1 pound boneless chicken drumsticks (5 – 6 pieces)

    2 lemongrass stalks (soft yellow parts only)

    2 tablespoons cilantro stems, minced

    1 lime zest and juice

    3 garlic cloves, minced

    3 tablespoons shallots, minced

    2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced

    1 red Thai chili, minced

    ½ teaspoon cinnamon

    2 tablespoons light soy sauce

    2 teaspoons light brown sugar

    1 tablespoons sesame oil

     

    Preparation

     Combine all ingredients in a large mortar & pestle or food processor until smooth soft paste forms

     Pat dry chicken drumsticks with paper towel and toss with all the marinade. A large zip lock bag work best for tossing.

    Refrigerate for about 2 hours, tossing occasionally. For deeper flavours, marinade overnight, if possible)

    Remove meat from the marinade and discard leftover marinade

    Grilled chicken on indoor or outdoor grill for 4-5 minutes per side, flipping occasionally

    Serve on a bed of julienne daikon & lettuce salad with crunchy homemade peanut sauce (See recipes)

     

    Crunchy Peanut Sauce

    Ingredients

    ½ cup organic peanut butter

    50 g fresh peanuts toasted and crushed

    2 tablespoons soy sauce

    1 teaspoon light brown sugar

    1 pinch cayenne pepper

    1 clove garlic (minced)

    ¼ cup hot water

     

    Preparation

    • Mix all the ingredients with smooth but not runny paste

     

    Julienne Daikon & Lettuce Salad

     

    Ingredients

    ½ romaine lettuce, julienne

    ½  daikon Julienne

    2 tablespoon fresh cilantro

    1 tablespoon lime juice

    Preparation

    Peel and julienne daikon and keep it in icy cold water, and do the same with romaine lettuce

     Right before serving the chicken, drain all the liquid from diakon and lettuce and toss gently  with  cilantro and lime juice

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