Orange-Hoisin Grilled Chicken from #MoodieFoodie (Recipe)

Earlier this week, I was telling you about the Moodie Foodie app from Sobeys (have you entered the giveaway yet?) and I’ve spent so much time searching out recipes that I want to try!

I love Hoisin Sauce (I seem to add it to a lot of recipes, from chicken stew to pizza) so I was really excited when perusing the Experimental mood and coming across Orange-Hoisin Grilled Chicken! I couldn’t wait to try it!

Orange-Hoisin Chicken
-from the Moodie Foodie app

Ingredients


1/2 cup Sensations by Compliments 100% Pure Pulp-Free Orange Juice
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger (I used 1 tbsp ground ginger)
1 1/2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken pieces (such as breasts or thighs)
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 Compliments Organic Green Onions, thinly sliced
1 tsp. sesame seeds

Directions

    • Blend orange juice with hoisin sauce and ginger. Place chicken and half of sauce in a resealable bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or for up to 24 hours.

hitting the grill

    • Preheat grill to medium-high. Remove meat from marinade and pat dry with paper towels; discard used marinade. Brush chicken lightly with oil.

Look at those grill marks!

  • Grill chicken for 2 minutes. Brush evenly with fresh marinade, reduce heat to medium and grill, turning and basting often, for 10 to 12 minutes longer or until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.

And the result? Oh my – SO GOOD! I loved the balance of the sweetness of the orange juice with the saltiness of the hoisin sauce and the brightness of the ginger. The chicken ends up being very moist and the little extra crunch of the onions and sesame seeds give it a little crunch.

I can’t wait to try more of the Moodie Foodie recipes – if they are all as good as the Orange-Hoisin Grilled Chicken then I’ll never need a cookbook again!

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5 Responses to Orange-Hoisin Grilled Chicken from #MoodieFoodie (Recipe)

  1. stephy905 says:

    Sounds sooooooooooooo yummy. I’ve been looking for a good orange flavored chicken recipe.

  2. Anne Taylor says:

    This looks and sounds delicious! I also love sesame seeds…Yummm

  3. Pingback: Experimental again with Braised Cabbage with Bacon, Pears & Pecans (Recipe) #MoodieFoodie | Canadian Review Giveaway Blogger

  4. Mmmm, this looks great! Going to try it for sure!

  5. Lily Kwan says:

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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