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Strawberry-Basil Chicken With Grilled Broccoli
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Strawberry-Basil Chicken With Grilled Broccoli

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.

By Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2014

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspolive oil
  • 1 1shallotshallots, minced
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspminced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • 2 tsp 2tsplemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspAsian chili sauce, (such as sriracha)
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspeach salt and pepper
  • 3 cups 3cupsStrawberries, hulled and diced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh basil
  • 1 1head broccoli, cut in large florets
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 4 4boneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts, (about 675 g total)
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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 Information per serving: about

cal 320 pro 42g total fat 9g sat. fat 2g
carb 18g dietary fibre 5g sugar 8g chol 98mg
sodium 375mg potassium 954mg


calcium 6 iron 14 vit A 19 vit C 178
folate 62
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