Saturday, May 15, 2010

Grill - Mesquite Sweet Chicken


For those local to Utah, there is a Chinese restaurant in SLC on Redwood Road called Golden Seas. It is your typical Chinese restaurant, enveloped thick in incense fumes, Koi fish tanks and Chinese decor. However, it is a good kept secret. They have a chicken there called "Paper Wrapped Chicken" which is basically a foil wrapped barbecue chicken tender dripping in barbecue goodness. (I also recommend their ham fried rice and egg drop soup!) What is your favorite Chinese restaurant? Sound off in the comments!

This Mesquite Sweet Chicken is VERY close to Golden Seas' paper wrapped chicken. It actually brought me back to my childhood, eating at Golden Seas or getting take-out. It was a nice memory. I find it interesting that of all the senses, smell and taste seem to bring back the most memories. Think of that warm bread cooking in Mom's kitchen growing up? You can still smell it, right? I love that our brains connect the senses together so interactively that we are able to experience these memories again and again.


Recipe:

Charcoal Grill
Mesquite wood chips

Chicken
Weber Grill Creations Sweet n' Tangy BBQ Seasoning

Soak 2 handfuls of wood chips for 30 minutes and light charcoal. I find it best to build a charcoal pyramid in the grill instead of a chimney. The heat lasts longer that way. Spread the hot coals and add drained wood chips. I didn't actually soak my chips and they worked okay, because we only did 3 chicken breasts. Grill chicken adding season to both sides. Turn as few times as possible, thus sealing in the juices. Grill 15-20 minutes. Serve with baked potato and salad.



5 Stars

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