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Tamari-ginger grilled chicken and figs

BT Toronto | posted Thursday, Feb 14th, 2019

Serves 2

2 chicken breasts
4 fresh black mission figs
1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce)
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp sriracha
1” piece of peeled ginger finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
8 medium wooden skewers soaked in water
Sesame seeds to garnish

1.   Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and place in a bowl for marinating.

2.    Slice each fig in half lengthwise and place in another bowl for marinating.

3.    Whisk the tamari, canola, rice vinegar, brown sugar, Siracha, ginger and garlic together until the brown sugar is dissolved.

4.    Pour ¾ of the marinade over the chicken and toss well to coat.  Pour the remaining marinade over the figs and toss.  Let sit for 15min.

5.    Skewer only the chicken pieces on to 6 of the wooden skewers. Then skewer the figs on to the remaining 2 skewers.

6.     Preheat a grill pan to medium and place the chicken skewers on the grill.  Cook for about 3min per sided until the chicken is cooked through.

7.    Place the figs cut side down on the grill and cook for 3-4 min.  Just until figs are warmed through.

8.    Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with sesame seeds.