“I love the dark meat of chicken over white meat,” says Timon Balloo, chef and partner of Sugarcane Brooklyn, which also has outposts in Miami and Las Vegas. “It’s very forgiving to cook on the grill, ensuring that you always get a moist and tender outcome.”
Now, tell us why you’ve been slinging lackluster grilled chicken breasts on the Big Green Egg or grill top all these years?
Chef Timon Balloo’s Soy Marinated Chicken Thighs With Red Onion and Crunchy Greens
Makes 2 servings
15 minutes min.
40 minutes min.
- For chicken: 12 oz chicken thighs with skin on, boneless; 1 cup soy marinade (see below); 3 tbsp red onion, thin julienne (or shaved); 2 tbsp chives, 1-inch thick cut; ½ teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted; 8 pieces lettuce leaves, washed and soaked in ice water (Bibb, Gem, or Romaine)
- For the soy marinade: 1 cup soy sauce, low sodium; ¼ cup honey; ¼ cup sake or dry cooking sherry; ½ piece orange, cut in quarter, squeezed and added to marinade; 2 tbsp garlic, chopped; 1 tbsp ginger, chopped; 1 tbsp shallots or onions, chopped; 2 tbsp sesame oil, roasted
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