Place chicken breast in a container with a tight fitting lid.
Marinade: Combine the garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, and rice wine vinegar; mix well. Pour the prepared marinade over the chicken, and place in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
Cooking Chicken: When ready to cook the chicken, remove the chicken from the refrigerator and discard the marinade. To cook the chicken, you may either grill or bake the chicken.
Baking: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place chicken in oven, on a baking sheet lined with non-stick aluminum foil, and bake approximately 12 to 14 minutes until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. (juices will run clear when cut with the tip of a knife). Check at 12 minutes. Remove from heat source and let cool, then cut into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
Barbecue or Grill: Preheat Barbecue grill (spray grill with vegetable-oil cooking spray). Place chicken onto hot grill and over barbecue with lid, open any vents, and cook approximately 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. (juices will run clear when cut with the tip of a knife); turning several times. Remove from heat source and let cool, then cut into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
Making the Soup: Heat a large cast-iron Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat, and add the peanut oil. Add garlic, onion, leeks, celery, and carrots and saute for 15 minutes. Add tomatoes, coriander, red pepper flakes, Piment d’ Espelette, chicken stock, and sherry. Bring just to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer, with the lid on, approximately 40 minutes.
Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, and chicken pieces; mix well and heat for another 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add heavy cream and stir well. Gently heat through for a few minutes.
Serve and garnish with chopped fresh chives over the top.
* Piment d’ Espelette is a red chili powder from the Basque region of France and Spain and named after the village of Espelette in France’s Nive Valley. Piment d’Espelette can be found in powdered or paste form. To purchase Piment d' Espelette, check out What's Cooking America's online store.
** Check out Chicken Stock - Basic Chicken Stock to learn how easy it is to make your own homemade chicken stock.
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