Broiled Chicken Breast with Sesame and Agave
These tempting chicken breasts are moist, tender and perfectly flavored with sesame oil and agave nectar. Broiling is a worthy cooking option, especially when the weather doesn't encourage outdoor grilling.
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
*Sea salt, to taste
*1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
*Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
*2 tablespoons agave nectar
*1 tablespoon Bragg's Liquid Aminos, or more to taste
*4 bone-in chicken breast halves with skin
*1 tablespoon sesame seeds
*Ingredient option: use tamari soy sauce instead of Bragg's Aminos if you do not require a gluten-free version.
Heat broiler to high.
Place chicken breasts, skin side down, in glass baking dish. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, agave nectar, tamari and sesame oil. Place a spoonful of sauce on each piece of chicken.
Broil 20 minutes about 8 to 10 inches away from the heat source, checking periodically to make sure chicken is not burning.
Turn chicken over. Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper. Top each chicken breast with remaining sauce. Broil another 20 minutes, watching carefully and basting as needed so chicken skin does not burn*.
Sprinkle chicken with sesame seeds and continue to broil another minute or two, watching carefully.
*If chicken skin gets too dark and begins to burn, simply turn off broiler and turn oven on to 450°F. Bake chicken until done, sprinkling sesame seeds on for the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Per Serving (109g-wt.): 240 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 27g protein, 2g total carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 75mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium
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