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CHICKEN BARBECUE

February 15, 2012 10:44 pm 0 comments

Chicken Barbecue is an exotic dish, looks striking, scrumptious and liked by most of us. It is a simple and healthy chicken dish as very little oil is used in preparation. It is a complete picnic table platter, looks wholesome, juicy and yummy. The outer appearance looks burnt as the luscious barbecue sauce on the skin that has incinerated.

Barbecue Chicken is chicken parts seasoned and coated in a barbecue sauce grilled or smoked. There are different variations of making the barbecue sauce and cooking techniques regional wise. In North America, barbecue chicken is often seasoned with a dry rub and then coated with a tomato based barbecue sauce and grilled, while in Europe, the chicken is marinated in vinegar and oil mixture, similar to vinaigrette and then grilled and served with a cream sauce. There are a variety of chicken dry recipes like the chicken roast, tandoori chicken or fried chicken etc.

Asian style of cooking the chicken barbecue is by marinating the chicken in spiced soy based sauce, then threaded onto skewers and grilled. In Kentucky, chicken is a favorite meat for barbecuing along with lamb and mutton. It is also better to barbecue the chicken keeping the heat on medium heat and brush the sauce at the last minute to avoid burning it. The secret to making an enormous barbecued chicken, one with moist, tender meat and sticky, juicy, pleasingly smoky skin, is to lessen the heat of the fire and leave the sauce off until the last minutes of cooking. Most of the flavors come from the spicy and yummy spice rub coated on the chicken and smoke of fire, both of which fully permeate the meat during the long, slow cooking.

For preparing an incredible and gorgeous Chicken barbecue, a barbecue sauce is one of the most vital ingredients. Barbecue sauce is a flavoring sauce or condiment having a watery to very thick consistency. Traditionally it has be a favored sauce for chicken, pork or beef ribs. This sauce is usually topped or coated over the meat during barbecuing, grilling or baking. By this, the Chicken barbecue carries an exceptional smoky flavor that is tempting to the palate. The ingredients vary from items like tomato paste, vinegar, liquid smoke, spices and sweeteners. Barbecue sauces come in all types of flavors, colors and varieties.

The procedure for preparing the Chicken barbecue, firstly get ready for making the rub. In a bowl mix in 2 cloves of crushed garlic, ¼ cup rice vinegar, 1 tbsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 2 tsp paprika or sambal, 1 tsp onion powder, ½ tsp cayenne and whisk all ingredients well. Take the cleaned 2 chicken halves and slightly slash the flesh into cuts and coat this marinade well all over the chicken halves. Cover well and refrigerate for an hour. Then remove and drain off the excess marinade.

In the grill maintain the temperature between 230 degree and 250 degree F or closing the vents and adding charcoal as needed. Place the chicken pieces and grill them well. Slather on the sauce when the chicken is cooked. The sauce needs only five minutes to adhere nicely to the chicken. Since the fire isn’t really hot, the chicken won’t get that charred look, just a nice glowing shine. But this is the time to be vigilant; if the fire has gotten hot, it can make the sauce burn even at this late juncture. Be armed with tongs to remove the chicken at the first sign of charring. Wait until the chicken is cooked through before basting with the sauce. Give it a couple of minutes on the fire for the sauce to glaze or brush the meat with Barbecue sauce.

If you have any extra spice mix, put in an airtight container for a couple of months. Any extra sauce can go right in the freezer. Just keep the sauce that you plan to save separate from the sauce you plan to brush onto the chicken so that it doesn’t get contaminated.

If at all the fire gets high and the chicken gets slightly charred, don’t worry and scrape off the black coating or else they would taste a little bitter. Barbecue sauce has become one of the most popular condiments of our time. Problem is, most of the stuff you buy at the store isn’t very good and it has a very generic flavor. Making your own barbecue sauce lets you control not only the flavors, but the ingredients. Overall this is a delicious and mouth watering dish. Do try and enjoy eating!

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