Strawberry-Basil Chicken With Grilled Broccoli

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Grilling broccoli may seem unorthodox, but it makes for a crispy texture that's simply addictive. The savoury basil and spicy sriracha balance out the sweetness of the strawberries.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (such as sriracha)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 3 cups Strawberries hulled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 broccoli cut in large florets
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 675 g total)

Method

In saucepan, heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium heat; cook shallot and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in sugar, lemon juice, chili sauce and half each of the salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Stir in strawberries; cook, stirring, until strawberries begin to soften, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in basil.

Using hand blender or food processor, purée strawberry mixture until smooth. Strain through fine-mesh sieve, pressing lightly on solids and reserving 1/4 cup of sauce in separate bowl; set aside. Discard pulp.

Toss chicken with strawberry sauce, 1 tsp of the oil and a pinch each of the salt and pepper. Place chicken on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate; keep warm. Discard marinade.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook broccoli until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain and chill in cold water; drain again. Toss with vinegar and remaining oil, salt and pepper. Arrange broccoli on greased grill; close lid and grill until lightly charred, about 6 minutes. Serve with chicken and reserved strawberry sauce.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 375 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 42 g
  • Calories 320.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 954 mg
  • Cholesterol 98 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 62.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 19.0
  • Vitamin C 178.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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