To prevent wooden skewers from burning while grilling, soak for 30 minutes in hot water beforehand. Total time: 30 minutes.
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup sake (rice wine) 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 garlic clove, minced Cooking spray
Prepare grill. Cut each chicken breast half lengthwise into 4 strips. Combine sugar and remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a small bowl; stir until sugar dissolves. Combine half of sake mixture and all of chicken in a large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Reserve remaining sake mixture.
Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Thread 1 chicken strip onto each of 16 (8-inch) skewers. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with remaining sake mixture.
Wine note: This dish calls for a wine that's bold yet refreshing. Dry rosé does this admirably. My pick: a chilled bottle of Chateau Potelle's Riviera Rosé from Paso Robles, California. The 2002 is about $15. -Karen MacNeil
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 4 skewers and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sake mixture)
CALORIES 267(12% from fat); FAT 3.5g (sat 0.7g,mono 0.5g,poly 0.5g); PROTEIN 39.6g; CHOLESTEROL 99mg; CALCIUM 30mg; SODIUM 216mg; FIBER 0.1g; IRON 1.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 13.3g Cooking Light, JULY 2005
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