Saturday, July 02, 2005

Sesame-Chile Chicken with Gingered Watermelon Salsa

Sesame-Chile Chicken with Gingered Watermelon Salsa(CL)

For the Chicken
2 Tbls low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbls chili sauce with garlic
1 Tbls toasted sesame oil
4 Skinless boneless chicken breast halves (4-6oz each)

For the Salsa
2 cups diced seedless watermelon
1/4 cup diced yellow bell pepper
2 tbls sliced green onions
1 tbls chopped cilantro
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 tsps mirin
1 tsp *fresh* lime juice
1/8 tsp salt
1 minced jalapeño pepper (We like it hot so I included the ribs and seeds)


Combine first 3 ingredients in a large ziploc bag. Add chicken to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator for 1-2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Preheat Grill

For the Salsa - Combine watermelon and next 8 ingredients - cover and chill until ready to serve.

Remove chicken from marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place chicken on the grill. Cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Cut chicken diagonally across grain into thin slices. Top with salsa.

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