Easy summer dinner

Today was beautiful – hot but beautiful. I wanted to be able to take advantage of the nice weather and this recipe is the perfect way to accomplish that. I made the marinade and the slaw and then went off to play. Dinner came together very quickly when I returned. Everyone loved it and we finished off with sliced Angel Food cake, strawberries from the produce stand and sorbet.

Mango Ginger BBQ chicken

  • 1 cup frozen mango cubes or 1 fresh mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 TB brown sugar
  • 1 TB reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 TB grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • cooking spray
  • bone-in chicken (I used a mix of halved breasts and whole thighs)
  • honey
  • scallions

Combine first seven ingredients in a blender and refrigerate until ready to cook. Coat chicken with marinade (reserve some for basting the chicken while grilling). Spray chicken with cooking spray.

Grill chicken for about 5 minutes over high heat, turning. Lower heat and cook on grill meat for about 15 minutes. Baste with marinade and finish over high heat until done (150 for thighs and 140 for breasts.) Serve with Asian slaw.

Asian coleslaw

  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 6 TB white vinegar
  • 2 TB sesame oil
  • 5 TB mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp wasabi paste
  • 1 package shredded coleslaw mix
  • 3/4 cup chopped peanuts

Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a bowl.  Add coleslaw mix and stir well.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Stir in peanuts right before serving.

About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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