Summer is short lived, and slaving in the kitchen isn’t quite the way to spend it!
I came up with this simple marinade to give me a tasty option in very little time.
A new product I’ve been wanting to try is Coconut Nectar. Contrary to the name, it does not taste like coconut, so don’t worry if you aren’t a fan. Rather, this is a low glycemic sweetener, completely organic, and touted as a much better option over the highly processed agave nectar. I was impressed with the flavor it offered, and I didn’t need too much of it for this recipe!
Sweet Sesame Marinade
1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TB Coconut Nectar
2 TB Soy Sauce (Low Sodium)
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Sesame Seeds
Combine all ingredients except the sesame seeds in a small bowl and mix well.
Place four chicken breasts in a glass baking dish and cover with marinade.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds, cover with foil, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
*The longer you can wait, the more flavor will be absorbed!*
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and poke holes in the foil.
Bake for 40 minutes turning the chicken after 20 minutes.
To get the tops crispier, remove the foil and bake a few minutes longer.
Serve with your favorite side dish and use the extra marinade as a dressing.
*Feel free to use another sweetener like honey, if you don’t have the coconut nectar!