Friday, July 17, 2009

White Wine, Sprite & Lemon Grilled Chicken

I seem to have a thing for eating my drinks...

which can be seen from my previous posts:
Ginger Cola Grilled Chicken Wings
Spam & Shrimps Virgin Colada

I haven't been adventurous enough to try incorporating coffee and chocolate in savoury dishes, maybe because I didn't wanna risk any single cell of chocolate and coffee goodness for my bound-to-fail experiments. Seeing them go to waste would make me totally heartbroken, worse than the sadness I felt when I broke up with my first boyfriend.

The idea of this dish started when I saw a bottle of chilled white wine, a sprite and a pack of chicken leg fillet (an aftermath from my last
party). My hands itched to put them together. Plus, I didn't have other ingredients to work with the chicken, and the expiry date of the chicken is creeping closer. So I had to act fast.

White Wine, Sprite & Lemon Grilled Chicken

(serves two)
- 2 boneless chicken thigh fillet, halved
- white wine
- sprite
- lemon zest, lemon juice (1 tbsp)
- white pepper
- salt (1 tsp)
- honey (1 tsp)

In a baking dish/pan, lay chicken thigh fillet, skin up. Pour sprite and white wine (50-50 mix) up to the level right it covers the chicken. Add salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice, mix well, marinate chicken fillet for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 220C, slather honey over chicken skin, sprinkle with a bit of salt, and grill chicken (with the marinating liquid, make sure the liquid doesn't cover chicken skin), until the skin turned golden brown. Serve with carb of your choice (rice, potatoes, pasta), and use some of the delicious juices from the grill as well.

Plus, I love the fact that eating my drinks won't give me a hangover....^_^


Jacktels Kochbuch said...

Hi Rita,

your blog is super.nice recipes and photos. Compliment

and your chicken looks fantastic.

Greeting Jacob

Jacktels Kochbuch said...

Folowing unfortunately do not feature in your blog

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i made it visible now, hope it helps, glad you like my blog ^_^

Jacktels Kochbuch said...

Thanks !!

Greeting Jacob

Jennifer said...

Sprite with chicken! Who would have thought!! I love this idea, and like you said, the fact that I can eat my drinks without being hungover the next day! More chicken please :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Interesting! I've heard of cooking wiht coke (ham etc) but Sprite for a chicken dish is definitely novel! :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

@Jennifer yes! Say gbye to hungover days...but of course, you might wanna consume this dish with some....alcohol hehehe

@Lorraine next stop, maybe ginger ale or some liqour? hmmmm....midori!

Cami -Camila-Witt.... said...

Lovely I like very much your blog We as last Year in Hong Kong. We love our Food. I am from Hamburg. Cami

Tuty said...

Gotta try this... what kind of wine did you use? Looks yummy...

Pam said...

I can't wait to try this! I love ham baked with cola, so chicken marinated in Sprite sounds devine!

tigerfish said...

I know of using coke to marinate chicken. Hey, creative.

Anonymous said...

Hee hee this sounds like my kind of dish! and I totally agree with your last statement ;) Add more wine I say!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

@Cami, thanks for stopping by my blog and glad you like it :)

@Tuty, just cheap table white wine hehe

@pam, gogogo!

@tigerfish..soon enough, i might be using lemon tea hehehehe

@FFichiban...CHEERS! hehehe

Anonymous said...

How sad were you when we broke up? :-P

I would have never thought of putting chicken and Sprite together but you know what.. i bet it's good.

I'm gonna start making my menu of the things i want you to cook for me next time i'm in town. hehe

Mochachocolata Rita said...

when we broke up? I was jumping around with joy...celebration! celebration!

menu of next hk visit = shin ramyun shin ramyun shin ramyun....and bring your own tonka beans :p


can't wait to try this... it looks absolutely delicious! saying goodbye to hungover days might be good too!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I love the skin color of your chicken, so appetizing looking!

Lina said...

simple and fresh summer meal. loves it.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

@mononoke kitchen and lina, thanks

@cakelaw i accidentally pressed the wrong button and now your comment apologies...

@locm yes, i like my chicken skin browned :)

J said...

yummm! kirim sini dong hehehe :)