Saturday, May 25, 2013

♥ Three Step Barbecue Chicken

Three Step Barbecue Chicken

Chicken Marinade

2 cut up chickens or use chicken parts that you like best. Leave the skin for crispy barbecue chicken.
1 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1 teaspoon brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 cove garlic – Minced
1 teaspoon fresh oregano – Chopped

Mix all of the ingredients in a plastic zip top bag until well blended. Add the chicken and refrigerate over night. I prefer to use bone in skin on chicken pieces because they tend to hold the moisture in better when grilling.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees 15 minutes prior to putting in chicken. Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off excess liquid. Let the chicken sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Lay chicken on rack in a deep roasting pan. Brush chicken with Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory and Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce. Fill bottom of pan with water under the rack but not touching chicken. Cover entire pan tightly with heavy foil and place on middle rack in oven. Turn down oven heat to 300 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

Now you're all set to lay the chicken breasts evenly over the grill. Brush the chicken again with Sweet Baby Rays at the beginning and again halfway through the grilling process.
For a boneless chicken breast, you will want to cook each side for about 5 minutes, for a total of 10-12 minutes or until the juices are running clear. You’re looking for a happy point where the meat is cooked, but not dried out – this will require a lot of attention. Make sure the outside of the chicken is golden but not darkening, as that will give it a burnt taste. When pressed with the back of a spoon, the breast should give in and be soft. If hard, it probably overcooked.

After removing the cooked chicken breasts from the grill, it is good to make sure it’s been properly done. Slice it open in the center to check if it’s white; if pink you will want to put it back in the grill or an oven to finish cooking.

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