Low calorie, zero carbs, light and high in flavor. An Ellie Krieger recipe
Yields 6 pieces; 1 or 2 per serving
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp dry sherry
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp finely grated ginger
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 lbs skinless, chicken thighs (you can also use boneless)
2 tsp sesame seeds
Combine the soy sauce, sugar, sherry, vinegar, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes and stir until the sugar dissolves.
Transfer to a resealable plastic bag and add the chicken.
Seal the bag and marinate the chicken in the fridge, turning once, for about 1 hour or so.
The chicken can marinate for up to 4 hours.
Heat the broiler to high.
Arrange the chicken on a broiler pan skin side down and broil until brown and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes.
Flip the chicken and broil until almost cooked through, about 8 minutes longer.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and cook until the seeds turn golden brown and the chicken is done, 1 to 2 minutes longer.
Alternatively, you can roast the chicken skin side up for about 30 – 40 mins or so in a preheated oven at 400 F. This way you don’t need to flip the chicken and if it still needs to tan up a bit, stick it under the broiler at the end.
* Lovely served with simple steamed rice