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Monday, July 12, 2010

Szechuan Sweet & Sour BBQ Chicken (& Lawry's Giveaway)

I don't know anyone who doesn't love summer grilling season!  Where I live, every weekend there's some grilling going on in our neighborhood.  I know because we can smell it from our front porch!  Now Lawry's is making the summer grilling season even more exciting with their new marinades.  Flavors include:

-Applewood & Plum - Juicy plums accent smoky applewood and add flair to all-American barbecue.
-Cilantro & Lime - Cutting across the diverse cuisines, this bright and zingy pair is a refreshing taste of summertime.
-Rosemary & Fig - Figs are an unexpected and regionally inspired match for aromatic rosemary.
-Chipotle & Maple - This culinary comingling deliver a fresh take on smoky, spicy and sweet.
-Brown Sugar & Bourbon - This duo brings a delicious dose of Southern charm to the patio.
-Cinnamon & Coffee - Bold and confident - with just the right edge of bitterness.
-Red Chili Sauce & Mango - The flavor of mango takes hot or sweet red chili sauce far beyond mere "condiment status."
-Tuscan Sun Dried Tomato - Featuring extra virgin olive oil, sun dried tomatoes, sweet red bell peppers, and a blend of herbs and spices.
-Szechuan Sweet & Sour BBQ - features Chinese five spice blend with a touch of Szechuan heat.

Recently I got to try two of Lawry's newest flavors: Szechuan Sweet & Sour BBQ and Tuscan Sun Dried Tomato. Not only are these marinades delicious, but they have a very unique taste.

I was very excited to serve the Szechuan Sweet & Sour BBQ Chicken to my husband last week. I've never made any chicken quite like this, and it was very well received. The marinade features a Chinese five spice blend, ginger, sesame oil, and red pepper. Just imagine the best sweet and sour chicken from your favorite local Chinese joint and then add a spicy kick and your back yard grill! The result is yummy!

As you can see from the photos, I served our chicken over a bed of Asian style rice and vegetables. This was perfect for a quick and inexpensive gourmet meal.  And I love that these are 30 minute marinades, so I don't have to worry about doing the marinading the day before.  (Perfect if you sometimes have to throw something together at the last minute!)

I'm very excited to be trying the Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato next and will be posting the food as soon I've made it. For this purpses of this post, I've gotten a taste of the marinade already. It's an oil and vinegar based marinade, infused with sun-dried tomatoes, sweet red peppers, and a blend of herbs and spices, including rosemary and oregano. Yum! I'll let you know how it turns out on food, but I can already tell you, if the taste of the marinade alone is any indication of how it will be on cooked meat, we are in for another super-delicious meal!

Win it!  One Simply Sweet Home reader will win a Lawry´s Get Grilling Kit. The kit includes: 
  •  Both of the new Lawry´s marinades: Tuscan  Sun-Dried Tomato and Szechuan Sweet & Sour BBQ
  • Lawry's Seasoning Salt
  • A set of skewers.
  • Pyrex marinating dish.

Giveaway closed. Congrats to Rene at Three Boys and an Old Lady!

I'm happy to link up each week to some fabulous blog parties.


Disclosure:  The opinions in this post are my own.  For hosting this give away I received a Lawry's prize pack like the one being given away.  I was not paid to post.  Lawry´s products, information and additional prize pack to give away are provided by Lawry´s through MyBlogSpark.

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