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Hot-Sauce Chicken with Grilled Green Beans

April 2009
Hot-Sauce Chicken with Grilled Green Beans

by 15 people

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Satisfy your family's appetite with dinners for 10 bucks or less.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed and peeled
  • Strips of peel and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, halved
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 red onion, thickly sliced crosswise
Directions
  1. In a measuring cup, stir together 3 tablespoons olive oil, the garlic, lemon peel, lemon juice, hot sauce and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Pour all but 1/4 cup of the marinade into a large bowl. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, add to the bowl and toss to coat. Cover and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook the green beans until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes; drain.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches, grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with the reserved 1/4 cup marinade; toss to coat. Cover to keep warm.
  4. Heat the grill pan over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, drizzle the onion with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Grill the onion, turning occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes; transfer to the platter. Add the green beans to the grill pan and cook until lightly charred, about 2 minutes; transfer to the serving platter. Lightly toss the chicken with the vegetables and season with salt and pepper.