Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tasty Chicken in a Barbecue-y, Tomato-y Sauce

I used to make this a lot when we lived in Bolivia and I had forgotten all about it so thank you Katie for reminding me...I'm so glad it's back in my life! And Katie and I realized that it's hard to come up with a name for this recipe (as you can see above). But try it out cause it is so good!

The Recipe:

For the marinade:

  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • some salt and pepper

For the chicken:
  • 3 or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half (this would also be good with skin-on chicken)
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped (I used halved grape tomatoes but I think the recipe is best with vine-ripened tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • salt and pepper

The method:

  1. Combine marinade ingredients and marinade chicken at least 20 minutes on each side (in the fridge)
  2. Cook chicken on medium high heat on one side for 5-7 minutes or until it reaches a golden brown color.
  3. Flip the chicken to begin cooking the other side. Right after flipping, heap all the onions and tomatoes on top, pour barbecue sauce on and season with some salt and pepper.
  4. Then place the lid on and cook on medium. I let it cook for about 5 minutes just like this then I mix everything together a little (leaving chicken directly on the heat on the bottom) and let cook for another 5 minutes on medium.
  5. Turn heat to low, move chicken on top of the onions and tomatoes (so it doesn't burn) then let simmer for another 15 minutes or so to let the sauce become even more flavorful.

Here are some pictures from throughout the process...

Step 1: the marinade

Step 2: the chicken browns nicely because of the marinade.

Step 3: heaping all the onions and tomatoes plus barbecue sauce on top of the chicken once flipped.

Step 5: move the chicken on top of the onions and tomatoes once the chicken isfully cooked. This way the chicken doesn't burn but the sauce continues to simmer and become more flavorful.

Serve over rice so that none of the sauce goes to waste!

(The chicken is under there)


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