I’m typically British when I say I love a good family barbecue. I don’t think you can beat it, especially when it’s for a special occasion. At the beginning of the month, The Geek and I headed back to Lincoln to celebrate his birthday with his family. The weather was warm, the whole family was round so it’s seemed like the perfect opportunity to get the barbie out!
As well as having the usual sausages and burgers, Meat Lust* had kindly send me some marinades and sauces to try it. I decided to team up the sauces with some chicken and test them out on the family. Meat Lust sauces can be used as a normal sauce to compliment your meat or used as a marinade. Available in a squeezy bottle, the decision lies completely in your hands on what to do.
Wanting to pack my food full of flavour, I marinated chicken thighs and wings. One of my favourites are the Chinese BBQ Chicken sauce cooked with chicken thighs. Complemented with spring onion and sesame seeds and served with vegetable rice. It was a real winner and added something a bit different to our barbeque.
Chinese BBQ Chicken with Vegetable Rice
You will need
- Chicken (thighs or breast – it’s totally up to you)
- Spring onions
- Sesame Seeds
- MeatLust Chinese BBQ Chicken sauce
- Vegetables of your choice (I use peppers, carrots, onion & green beans)
- 75g of basmati rice per person
- 300 ml of vegetable stock
- Marinate your chicken in the Chinese BBQ Chicken sauce. Cover the chicken in the sauce and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Pop the chicken in the oven for 30 minute on gas mark 6. If you want, 10 minutes before it’s due to be done you can finish it off on the BBQ.
- About 10 minutes before you’re chicken in due to be done, dice up your veg for the vegetable rice and fry it with garlic and chilli for 5 minutes
- Add the rice and stir it in with the veg for a minute
- Add the chicken stock, bring it to the boil and then let it simmer for 5 minutes until the water has been absorbed.
- Before serving, sprinkle the chicken with sesame seeds and top with spring onions. Then you’re ready to serve!
It went down a treat and was seriously good! I’m yet to try out the proper flavours properly. If you want to try out their sauces they are available at Sainsbury’s and Tesco!
*Meat Lust sent the sauces for me to review. All opinions are my own.