Saturday, June 18, 2011

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken & Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowls

Fathers Day is tomorrow have you planned out what you're cooking for dad? At our house instead of going out to eat we usually just plan to make one of my husbands favorite meals at home. Breakfast on the other hand is a special treat, so the kids will serve him breakfast in bed or we will take him out for a breakfast of his choice. It's really all up to him.

As a Walmart Mom I was challenged to come up with an inexpensive Fathers Day Meal for $30. When I was thinking of what I wanted to make I immediately thought of grilling. Anything cooked on the grill is always a huge hit in our house. So off to Walmart I went and this is what I came up with for our Fathers Day menu.

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken. Thai Coconut Rice, Grilled Corn on the Cob and Fresh Bakery Bread.  

For dessert I made these easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowls W/Vanilla Ice Cream. A meal just wouldn't be a meal if you didn't finish it off with something sweet.

Dessert was easy peasy since we used refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough. You can also substitute with your favorite homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe. I purchased the large 32 ounce cookie roll dough which yielded 8 cookie bowls.

To make the cookie bowls just cut and press 1/2 cup cookie dough into each (3 x 1 1/2 in ) ramekin. 
Spray them with baking spray just a bit first. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. 

Let cool for 10 minutes and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Delicious is all I can say about these cookie bowls. This was Carson's favorite part of the meal because after his first bite he looked over at me and gave me a thumbs up!

Everyone loved the meal including my husband. Plus we came in under budget, so that was awesome. We definitely could not of went out to eat and fed our entire family for $23.00. What special meal do you have planned for Fathers Day?

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken

2 - pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 - cup soy sauce
1 - cup coconut milk
3/4 - cup water
3/4 - cup brown sugar
3 - green onions, chopped
1/2 -teaspoon minced garlic
1 - teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
1/2 - teaspoon of sesame oil
salt & pepper to taste

Mix soy sauce, water, brown sugar, onions, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, coconut milk and salt & pepper in a large bowl or large zip lock bag. 

Marinade chicken for at least 4 hours or overnight. 

Grill chicken at a low heat so that the marinade does not burn for 5-7 minutes per side or until done. 

Serve with coconut rice and garnish with green onions.

Chicken Recipe Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Thai Coconut Rice

1 - cup jasmine, 
Basmati, Jasmine or Long Grain rice, uncooked & rinsed
1 - tablespoon canola or  coconut oil
3/4 - cup coconut milk (half of a 13 ounce can)
1 1/4 - cups water
2 - 3 teaspoons sugar
salt & pepper to taste
3 - tablespoons sweetened coconut, toasted

Rinse the rice to remove the starch using a strainer. This will keep the rice from becoming gummy. Over medium heat add the oil to the bottom of a deep-sided pot.

Make sure the pot has a tight fitting lid (this is a must here). Add the rice and toast for about 5 minutes (just as you do for Spanish rice). Add the coconut milk, water, and sugar.

Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally the first 5 minutes of cooking time.

After 20 minutes turn off and remove from the heat. Cover with a dish towel and let the pot of rice rest on the stove for about 10 minutes.

Fluff with a fork and add a the toasted coconut. Garnish with additional toasted coconut.

How to toast Coconut: I added the coconut to a microwave safe plate (make sure it is dry) and toasted the coconut over medium heat until lightly browned. Spread out flat on plate until ready to use.

I'm an official Walmart Mom. Walmart has provided me with a GC and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own. Check out my fellow Walmart Moms for more great Fathers Day Meal Ideas.


Tanya said... #

That grilled chicken looks delicious and dessert too-and easy!

Anonymous said... #

Hi. We had this chicken last night. When you posted your meal plan it looked so good that I printed the recipe. It was so good!

Karen(posting as anon because it won't let me sign in to google)

Krista said... #

My husband has requested lunch-- BLTs, Garden Pea Salad and Chips/Dip. Yay for easy!!

Michele said... #

The chicken looks wonderful! I love to cook with coconut milk. Will definitely be making this.

Lynell said... #

Well, I didn't cook today, we went to Five Guys burgers and man was it good!!

The Sweet Details said... #

Yum!! Thanks for sharing this at Savory Sundays! It looks great!!

Brandie said... #

Love the hawaiian grilled chicken. And the cookie bowl idea is genius! Great ideas!

annies home said... #

oh my this looks like an awesome fathers day meal come see what I shared at

linda said... #

I made your cookie dessert for after dinner tonight. How simple and so very good! Will be making it again!

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

(Anonymous) I am having to comment under name/url because google has not let me sign in for weeks either. I don't know what it up with google.

Anonymous said... #

That looks just about perfect for any day of the week!

Extreme Chef said... #

you're so creative! what do you think about this show starting sunday?? looks crazy cool!

Unknown said... #

Great meal. The chicken looks especially delicious.

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Unknown said... #

It's great on pork chops too.

Unknown said... #

It is good on pork chops too.

Kitchen Equipment Indonesia said... #

I think the recipee for grilled hawaiian chicken is delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipee Mommy's Kitchen! Glad I find your blog :D
And btw the coconut rice recipee is best served in hot or warm condition or cold? Because I have a infant that can't take a pretty hot food yet. Thanks :)

Di Purwokerto said... #

Great recipe, do you have meat recipe for microwave ? i need it for my new ktichen :D thanks for your help