Lemon-Hoisin Glazed Chicken on Roasted Asparagus/Cherry Rice

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
45 mins

First place winner of the Third Annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest. "Lemon-Hoisin Glazed Chicken on Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Sesame Rice"

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  1. Mix chicken, one teaspoon salt, ginger, and half of the garlic; set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan over medium heat, warm one tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil. Stir in green onion whites, remaining garlic and jasmine rice. Cook, stirring frequently, for 8 minutes or until beginning to toast. Add broth, half of the lemon juice and one teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 15 minutes. Uncover, fluff with fork, stir in dried cherries or craisins, sesame oil and remaining green onions. Set aside.
  3. In large frying pan over medium high heat, warm one tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil. Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently, for 6 minutes or until no longer pink on the outside.
  4. In small bowl, stir together vinegar, Hoisin, one tablespoon honey, remaining lemon juice, half of the lemon zest and 1/4-teaspoon red pepper flakes. Add sauce to chicken in pan and continue cooking for 10 additional minutes on medium. Raise heat to high and cook for 2-4 minutes until sauce on chicken is dark and has thickened. Sprinkle chicken with black sesame seeds. Remove pan from heat, set aside and keep warm.
  5. In second large frying pan, warm remaining peanut oil over high heat. Add asparagus, remaining honey, red pepper and remaining salt. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2-4 minutes, or until asparagus is tender.
  6. To serve, plate rice on serving platter. Top with half of the cilantro, almonds, and roasted asparagus, Top with chicken pieces. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and lemon zest.
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4.5 stars

I was chosen by HouseParty.com and Foster Farms to host a houseparty featuring the finalists from this year's Foster Farms cooking contest.

This was my favorite of the 6 recipes they sent me. It was involved, and time consuming, and tested my amateur chef skills, but was well worth the extra effort.