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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 
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

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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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!


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!