I love good grilled chicken. Bad grilled chicken? DRIED chicken? I pass. Really. I think I’m a bit of a chicken snob. The other night when I peered into my fridge, I was greeted with chicken breast screaming to be grilled. Screaming to be grilled? Okay, maybe that was me screaming.
I was hot and had been Baking for Bette (and more!) for most of the afternoon. I wanted something speedy and tasty. So grilled it was.
Now, Diabla Dulce. Yea. I dunno. I really like this peppery-garlic oil (the Diabla part) that we make sometimes to drizzle over things. AND I had been thinking about making some for the bread sticks I was making. So, hmm.. back to the fridge. While grabbing the garlic, I noticed this bag of sweet baby bell peppers just crying out for attention (the Dulce part). It was a done deal.
I highly recommend this Diabla Dulce sauce to anyone with a craving for garlic and tasty chicken.
Grilled Chicken a la Diabla Dulce
4 chicken breasts, rinsed and dried.
6 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup of olive oil
3 teaspoons black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 jalapeño pepper, diced
3-4 small sweet baby bell peppers of varying colors, chopped roughly
2/3 cup chopped sugar snap peas
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- Preheat your grill. (medium-high)
- In a small saucepan, heat olive oil.
- Add garlic, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
- Heat a slow simmer, stirring regularly, for 2-3 minutes or until quite aromatic. Do not let the garlic burn.
- Remove from heat.
- Using a BBQ/pastry brush, brush the garlic/pepper oil over both side of the chicken breasts.
- Sprinkle each breast with a smidge (okay.. teeny bit) of salt. (Using no more than 1 tsp total for all 4 breasts.)
- Put your chicken on the grill. (Watch the clock….) Grill each side for 4-5 minutes depending on thickness.
- Remove the chicken from the grill and place on one plate. Allow to rest while you finish.
- Put the garlic/pepper oil mixture back on medium heat.
- Add the chopped jalapeños, bell peppers and sugar snap peas.
- Sautee veggies quickly in garlic-pepper oil. Until crisp-tender. About 2 minutes.
- Slice each chicken breast at an angle and lay on a serving dish.
- Spoon Diabla Dulce sauce over each chicken breast. Don’t forget to drizzle the oil!
Serve with a green salad (and garlic rice).
Extra oil? Guess you’d better make some bread sticks too!