Grilled Coriander Honey Chicken
Coriander, which has been used as a folk medicine for the relief of anxiety and insomnia in Iran, also makes a tasty ingredient in grilled coriander honey chicken. This grilled chicken recipe also includes ingredients such as ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper.
- 4 pounds chicken pieces
- 6 tablespoons dark soy sauce
- 1-2 cloves garlic (peeled and mashed into a pulp)
- 2 teaspoons ginger (finely grated)
- 1 tablespoon coriander seeds (finely ground)
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (ground)
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more or less according to taste)
- Cut each whole chicken leg into two pieces and each breast into four.
- Cut two long, parallel, diagonal slits on each side of the leg pieces.
- The slits should never start at an edge and should be deep enough to reach the bone; cut similar slits on the meaty side of each breast piece.
- In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, coriander, cayenne and honey. Mix until smooth and put the chicken in marinade.
- Rub the marinade into all the pieces, making sure it goes deep into the slits.
- Set aside for 1-2 hours, turning the pieces now and then.
- Preheat the grill (broiler) to a medium high temperature (450 degrees F/220 degrees C/Gas Mark 8) and arrange the chicken pieces skin side down, in a single layer on a grilling tray.
- Cook for 12-15 minutes or until nicely browned, basting once with the juices.
- Turn the pieces over and cook the second side for a similar length of time, basting once or twice with the juices. The chicken should be well browned before serving.