• (2) chicken breasts
  • (1) cup barbecue sauce, your favorite kind
  • (1) tsp adobo seasoning
  • (1½) lb brussel sprouts
  • (2) small shallots, sliced
  • (2) garlic cloves, minced
  • (3) tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • s&p
  • butter, optional


  1. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and adobo seasoning
  2. In a container or zip-lock bag, add barbecue sauce and seasoned chicken and set aside to marinate for 20-30 minutes
  3. While the chicken is marinating, prep the brussel sprouts by chopping with a knife or carefully using a mandolin to “shave” them
  4. Heat a grill-pan over medium-high heat and oil pan so chicken does not stick
  5. Once chicken has marinated, place on grill pan for about 7 minutes
  6. While chicken is cooking, heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat and add extra virgin olive oil to pan
  7. When pan is heated, add garlic and shallots and allow to cook for a couple of minutes
  8. Add brussel sprouts to pan and allow to cook, stirring occasionally
  9. Check that the chicken is ready to flip, if it is sticking to the grill pan, it is not ready to flip and forcing it will only remove the crust that is forming, so just let it be until it’s ready — assuming it came off the pan, flip the chicken and allow to finish cooking for another 5-6 minutes
  10. Stir the brussel sprouts and add a pat of butter (optional) and salt and pepper to the sprouts and let finish sautéing for another couple of minutes — until beginning to char and brown, then turn off the heat
  11. When chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F, remove from grill pan and set aside
  12. Plate half of the brussel sprouts on a plate and lay a chicken breast over the sprouts before serving
BBQ Chicken and Shaved Brussel Sprouts
BBQ Chicken and Shaved Brussel Sprouts