Oct 22, 2014

Fall is here and what a perfect time for grilling in Orlando! Chef Marc Kusche from Hamilton’s Kitchen at the Alfond Inn has a great recipe for a grilled chicken marinade and a delicious side dish to spice things up: jalapeno-honey glazed sweet potatoes. You can see Chef Marc Kusche at the Orlando Home Show this Sunday, October 26 at 12:30 pm on the Edible Orlando Cooking Stage.

What you'll need for Marc's Grilled Chicken Marinade:
  • 3/4 cup of roasted garlic
  • 1/2 cup of white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup blended olive oil
  • 2 tbs dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbs chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbs Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced (for garnish)
  • 4 chickens (to marinate)

Combine all ingredients (excluding the chicken) in a bowl and mix well to create the marinade. Place the chicken in a large container and pour the marinade over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and leave it in the refrigerator for at least eight hours, or overnight. 

Remove the chicken from the marinade (but don't wipe the herbs off, they're delicious charred right on the skin). Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Place the chickens skin side down and grill them on high, making sure all the herb flavors are getting into the skin. Move the chicken onto a pan and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 15 - 22 minutes.

What you'll need for the Jalapeno-Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes:
  • 2 lbs of sweet potato
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup of Lake Meadows Farm Honey
  • Salt and pepper to season

Cut the sweet potatoes in half and place them on an olive oil sprayed sheet tray, skin side up. Roast the potatoes in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 30 - 40 minutes, then let them cool. When cool, dice into medium sized cubes and deep fry until golden brown. Transfer the potatoes into a sauté pan. Add diced jalapenos to the pan and drizzle honey over everything. Sauté for 1 -2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with chopped chives. 

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