Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts in Lettuce Wraps (Skinnytaste)

January 12, 2017 at 10:27 pm (Chicken, Entrees, Marinades, Vegetables)

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KOREAN GRILLED CHICKEN BREASTS IN LETTUCE WRAPS

By: Gina Homolka of Skinnytaste.com

3 Smart Points 180 calories
TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes

This is the BEST grilled chicken recipe! Not just because I’m obsessed with Korean food, it’s just so juicy and flavorful, and this is coming from a girl her prefers dark meat. It’s also quick and easy to make, perfect for weeknight grilling.
INGREDIENTS:

1 pound (2) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
1/4 cup low sodium or gluten-free soy sauce
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp light brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, plus more for topping
2 thinly sliced scallions, white and green parts
DIRECTIONS:

Place the chicken breasts, 1 at a time, in a Ziploc bag. Pound the chicken breast to an even thickness, about ½ inch thick, being careful not to puncture the bag.
In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, apple sauce, onion, sesame oil, ginger, brown sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes, if using and sesame seeds. Reserve ¼ cup of the marinade and transfer the remainder to the Ziploc bag with the chicken. Refrigerate and marinate for at least 1 hour.
Over medium-high heat, grill the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes or until it no longer sticks to the grill. Turn the chicken, spoon the reserved ¼ cup of marinade over each breast and grill an addition 2 to 3 minutes.

 

For Lettuce Wraps:

12 outer lettuce leaves such as baby romaine or green leaf
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
6 tbsp gochujong
2 tbsp sliced scallions, green parts on angle
1 teaspoon sesame seeds

To make wraps layer 2 tbsp rice over each leaf, top with sliced chicken, gochujong, scallions and sesame seeds.
NUTRITION INFORMATION (excluding lettuce wrap)

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 4 oz

Amount Per Serving:
Smart Points: 3
Points +: 3
Calories: 180
Total Fat: 4.5g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 73mg
Sodium: 666mg
Carbohydrates: 9g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 6g
Protein: 25g

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Grilled London Broil

January 12, 2017 at 5:02 pm (Beef, Entrees, London Broil, Marinades)

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GRILLED LONDON BROIL

By: Christin Mahrlig of spicysouthernkitchen.com
This Grilled London Broil is juicy and flavorful and cooks in just a matter of minutes. Making shallow cuts on each side of the meat helps it cook up just right and lets the flavor of the marinade really get into the meat.

 

The marinating takes place at room temperature. Not only does marinating at room temperature shorten the marination time, bringing the meat to room temperature before grilling helps to cook it more evenly.
Prep time:  2 hours, 5 mins
Cook time:  8 mins
Total time:  2 hours 13 mins

No more dried out, chewy meat with this recipe for perfectly cooked and flavored grilled London Broil.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
1 (1½ to 2-pound) London Broil (should be about 1½ inches thick)
½ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
3 cloves garlic, minced
1½ tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
½ teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1½ teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
Instructions

Using a sharp knife, cut a ½-inch crosshatch pattern, ¼-inch deep, on both sides of steak.
Place in a 1 gallon ziptop bag.
Place remaining ingredients, EXCEPT black pepper and paprika, in a blender.
Process for 30 seconds and pour into ziptop bag with steak. Turn to coat steak and let sit at room temperature for 2 hours.
Turn all burners on a gas grill to high. Cover and let heat for 15 minutes.
Mix together black pepper and paprika.
Remove steak from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Season with pepper/paprika mixture.
Place London Broil on grill. Grill for 1 minute and then flip over. Continue to flip every minute until temperature reaches 125 degrees for medium rare or 130 degrees for medium. Total cooking time should be 5 to 9 minutes.
Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Source: slightly adapted from Cook’s Country Aug/Sept 2012

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