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La Belle Cuisine
Grilled Lemon Chicken with Satay Dip
by Ina Garten, 1999, Clarkson Potter
Serves 8 to 10
a famous Barefoot Contessa recipe. I’d hate to have to add up how
millions of pounds of grilled lemon chicken we have made over the
use this as an appetizer, as shown here with a peanuty satay dip,
also mix it
with vegetables and a fresh lemon vinaigrette for lunch
whole grilled chicken breasts for a delicious and healthy dinner.
the chicken, the better.
Serve warm with Satay Dip.”
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 cup good olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
(1/2 teaspoon dried)
2 pounds boneless chicken breasts,
halved and skin removed
Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and
over the chicken breasts in a nonreactive bowl. Cover and
the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.
Heat a charcoal grill and cook the chicken breasts for 10
each side, until just cooked through. Cool slightly and cut
Skewer with wooden sticks.
Makes 1 1/2
“Inspiration for this recipe came from a wonderful caterer
The Frog Commissary Cookbook.
I love the complexity of the
in this recipe, which is
so quick to
1 tablespoon good olive oil
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
2/3 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons good red wine vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons dry Sherry
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly
squeezed lime juice
Cook the olive oil, sesame oil, red onion, garlic, ginger
root, and red
pepper flakes in a small, heavy-bottomed pot on medium heat
the onion is transparent, 10 to 15 minutes. Whisk in the vinegar,
sugar, soy sauce, peanut butter, ketchup, Sherry, and lime juice;
cook for 1 minute more. Cool and use as a dip…
Kikkoman soy sauce.
Freshly squeezed lime juice makes all the difference.
can find dark sesame oil in Asian stores, It tastes just
sesame seeds rather than a plain, flavorless oil.
dip will last for a month in the refrigerator.
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