Monday, July 12, 2010

Chicken and Agave

I really love the taste of agave, very mild and very very sweet-so a little goes along way

From Whole Foods Market--I love their recipes

Broiled Chicken Breasts with Sesame and Agave

Serves 4

These tempting chicken breasts are moist, tender and perfectly flavored with sesame oil and agave nectar. Broiling is a worthy cooking option, especially when the weather doesn't encourage outdoor grilling.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon Bragg's Liquid Aminos, or more to taste
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
4 bone-in chicken breast halves with skin
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Ingredient option: use tamari soy sauce instead of Bragg's Aminos if you do not require a gluten-free version.

Method

Heat broiler to high.

Place chicken breasts, skin side down, in glass baking dish. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, agave nectar, tamari and sesame oil. Place a spoonful of sauce on each piece of chicken.

Broil 20 minutes about 8 to 10 inches away from the heat source, checking periodically to make sure chicken is not burning.

Turn chicken over. Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper. Top each chicken breast with remaining sauce. Broil another 20 minutes, watching carefully and basting as needed so chicken skin does not burn*.
Sprinkle chicken with sesame seeds and continue to broil another minute or two, watching carefully.
*If chicken skin gets too dark and begins to burn, simply turn off broiler and turn oven on to 450�F. Bake chicken until done, sprinkling sesame seeds on for the last 5 minutes of cooking

Chili-rubbed agave chicken here

and I found mustard agave chicken here

photo of blue agave plant

photos found on google

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