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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sticky Grilled Chicken

This chicken did not turn out like I had envisioned it.  It tasted WONDERFUL, so that was not the problem.  The problem is how it looks.  Oh, it looks good, but not the way I pictured it.  It was supposed to be caramelized looking.... sticky looking.....   That obviously did not happen.  A fault I cannot give to anything or anyone but myself.  Just a few amateur mistakes is all.. no biggie.  That aside, this was absolutely delicious!  Simple, easy, and if you follow the recipe that Mary (One Perfect Bite) actually posted, you'll get a much better looking result :)

Sticky Grilled Chicken
Adapted from Mary, One Perfect Bite
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
Ingredients:
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon Chinese five spice
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Directions:
In a measuring cup, add the marmalade and microwave about 10 seconds, or until it mixes easily.  Add all remaining ingredients, except the chicken, and stir until well combined.  Remove 2 Tablespoons of mixture and set aside.  Place chicken in resealable bag and pour remaining marinade over it.  Seal bag and place in refrigerator for 4 hours.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade.  Place chicken over direct heat and grill for 5 minutes and then flip chicken and allow to cook another 5 minutes.  Baste the chicken with the sauce mixture, flip and grill another 3 minutes.  Baste the chicken again, flip and grill another 2 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Remove from grill and allow to rest before serving.  Enjoy!

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10 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Sweet and tangy marinade...the chicken looks great to me.

Big Dude said...

I know we eat with our eyes first but I very quickly get past that and get to the heart of the issue - aroma and taste - I can always eat it with my eyes closed if necessary :-)

StephenC said...

I'm with Big Dude, how it tastes is what matters. Not sure I understand why Mary's looks the way it does versus yours.

Mary said...

You had me with "sticky", this sounds fantastic, Jenn!

PF CHANGS LOCAL said...

The chicken looks like heaven. Well done. :)

Pam said...

This sounds great! I think it's hard to get a good looking chicken most of the time! Yours looks fine to me!!!

Pam said...

I think it looks wonderful!

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) said...

Ditto to Big Dude. It sounds wonderful and I bet it was delicious. But do I understand the disappointment in how you think a perfect end result should appear. You're a perfectionist like me.

Chris said...

I'm glad it wasn't stinky chicken. You should never cook stinky chicken, just toss it out ;)

Candace said...

This looks amazing to me!