June 10, 2012

Grilled Sesame Chicken with Dauphinoise Potatoes

This beautiful dish happened so randomly just like most of my successful recipes. This chicken is truly scrumptious with the sweet and spicy flavors of the Bbq sauce, basil and chili flakes. The flavors are further enhanced by the nuttiness of the sesame seeds. This is such a wonderful dish to serve with Dauphinoise Potatoes which is a specialty from Dauphine, a region near France, making it a complete meal. This post is therefore a combination of two recipes that marries wonderfully with each other with some toast by the side. Give that mashed potato a break for your next dinner party and try this gratin instead. 

Grilled Sesame Chicken
Chicken - 500 gms (Preferably chicken wings or legs for a more juicy texture)
Bbq Sauce - 4 tbsp
Honey - 2 tbsp
Chili Flakes - 1 tsp
Dry Basil - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt and Pepper - to taste
Sesame seeds - 1 1/2 tbsp

Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients except the sesame seeds for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 180 Degrees Centigrade.
Coat the marinated chicken pieces with the sesame seeds and arrange on a grill sheet.
Bake for exactly 30 minutes and brush with the remaining marinade liquid just before serving (else it will be too dry).
Serve hot with toast and Dauphinoise Potatoes.

Dauphinoise Potatoes
Potato - 500 gms
Fresh Cream - 500 ml
Milk - 1/2 cup
Italian Seasoning - 1 tsp
Salt and Pepper - to taste
Garlic - 4 pods

Peel and cut the potatoes into thin slices.
Grate the garlic pods into the cream.
Mix together the garlicy cream, milk, salt, pepper and the Italian seasoning. 
Mixture the potato slices in the cream mixture and arrange in a pie dish.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes at 160 Degrees Centigrade or until the potatoes are well cooked.
Serve hot.


  1. This looks so delicious! I love your food blog... going to send the link across to all the cooks in my family and all my food-crazy friends. photographs makes me want to eat them off the screen!

    1. Thank u Anoopa :) !!! That is truly very flattering.Please do join in and share the blog

  2. Please let me be able to comment.... I tried this and it was truly yummy! keep them coming!

    1. Thank u soo much Bagga :) !!! With foodies like you to eat my food, i am ready to try anything