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Friday, August 30 2013

Make the barbecue sauce for this grilled chicken dinner--perhaps to celebrate the Fourth of July. The combo of sherry, honey, tomato, and molasses supplies uptown flavor.



Picnic-Perfect Chicken
Recipe from 
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 mins
    3 - 4    pounds   meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and drumsticks)
    1 1/2   cups   dry sherry
    1    cup   finely chopped onion
    1/4   cup   lemon juice
    6      cloves garlic, minced
    2      bay leaves
    1    15 ounce can  tomato puree
    1/4   cup   honey
    3    tablespoons   molasses
    1    teaspoon   salt
    1/2   teaspoon   dried thyme, crushed
    1/4 - 1/2   teaspoon   ground red pepper
    1/4   teaspoon   black pepper
    2    tablespoons   white vinegar
Place chicken in a self-sealing plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a medium bowl stir together sherry, onion, lemon juice, garlic, and bay leaves. Pour over chicken; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Cover and chill chicken until ready to grill.
For sauce, in a large saucepan combine the reserved marinade, the tomato puree, honey, molasses, salt, thyme, red pepper, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups. Remove from heat; remove bay leaves. Stir in vinegar.
For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan by holding hand over coals for 4 seconds. Place chicken pieces, bone sides down, on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender and no longer pink, brushing with some of the sauce during the last 15 minutes of grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Grill as above.) To serve, reheat and pass the remaining sauce with chicken. Makes 6 servings.

nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 446, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 104, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 33, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 35, vit. A (IU) 680, vit. C (mg) 31, sodium (mg) 735, calcium (mg) 50, iron (mg) 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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