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

Food styling by David Grenier | Prop styling by Aurelie Bryce Image by: Jeff Coulson

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.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings



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


  • Iron 14.0
  • Folate 62.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Vitamin A 19.0
  • Vitamin C 178.0
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Strawberry-Basil Chicken With Grilled Broccoli