Thursday, June 12, 2014

Grilled Sriracha Ranch Chicken Skewers

My husband is such a fan of sriracha. He loves the stuff and puts it on everything. He even keeps a bottle of it at my mom's house and his parents' house. When I saw this idea over at Plain Chicken, I knew it would be a big hit with him. We both really enjoyed this chicken. I'm not a huge fan of spice and they had just the right amount of heat for me, if you love spice I would up the amount of sriracha a bit. These will definitely be made again and again at our house. Enjoy!

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup prepared ranch dressing
1 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. sriracha hot sauce (you can find it in the Asian aisle of your local grocery store)
1/2 tsp. Lawry's seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp. white sugar

Whisk together all the ingredients except the chicken, combine well. In a gallon size ziploc bag add the chicken and marinade mixture. Squish all the air out and seal bag. Place bag in a large tupperware dish in case of leaks. Place in refrigerator and let marinate for 8 hours. After marinating cut chicken into 1" cubes and thread onto metal skewers or wooden skewers that have been soaked in water at least 30 minutes. Grill skewers over medium-high heat until juices run clear and chicken is cooked through. Serve hot!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Grilled Potato Planks

First of all, a happy anniversary to my sweet husband! Love you Nate! Last night to celebrate our anniversary we made one of our favorite entrees. We made The Best Garlic Steak and I decided on these potatoes as a side dish. They turned out really good. Before we were done eating Nate requested they be made again! Nate loved the crisp exterior and the soft interior, he said they reminded him of a giant french fry. They are so simple to prepare too! I saw the idea over at Real Mom Kitchen, we just adjusted the seasonings to our preference.

2 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
1 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
kosher salt to taste
A1 brand garlic and herb seasoning to taste

Cut clean potatoes lengthwise into 1/4" planks. I recommend using a mandolin but a sharp knife works too. Stick the potatoes in a gallon size ziploc bag and add oil. Seal bag and toss potatoes to coat. Then add the seasonings to the potatoes and again seal bag and toss to evenly coat. To cook, place the oiled and seasoned potato planks right on the grill heated to medium-high heat. Grill for about 5 minutes a side. You want the potatoes to be slightly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside when pierced with a fork. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy! Serves 2-3.