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
- 2 boneless chicken thigh fillet, halved
- white wine
- 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....^_^