Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint Sauce

Ingredients

Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken:

1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 whole bone-in chicken breasts
Olive oil, for grilling, optional
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Green Pea and Mint Sauce:

2 cups frozen peas, blanched and drained well
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 jalapeno, grilled or roasted, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil or canola oil

Method

Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken:

Heat grill to medium. Whisk together the honey and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Brush the breasts on both sides with oil, if desired, and season with salt and pepper. Grill the breasts for 7 to 10 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Brush with the honey glaze during the last few minutes of cooking. Serve on a bed of sauce or with sauce drizzled over.

Green Pea and Mint Sauce:
Place peas, vinegar, mint, cilantro, jalapeno, and salt and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the oil and taste for seasoning.

Add the honey and blend again. If the mixture if too thick, blend in a few tablespoons of cold water.

The perfect companion for this delectable dish would be our Clos Malverne Chardonnay; nutty; smokey and sweet, all together.

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