Maple Barbecued Chicken

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Maple Barbecued Chicken

Make your own BBQ sauce with this recipe below and then use it to marinade all your chicken.  The result will be some really good grilled chicken. 

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  • 12Servings

Ingredients

Maple Barbecued Chicken

  • ½ cup white-wine or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Maple barbecue sauce for basting and as an accompaniment
  • 5 whole chicken breasts (with skin and bone), halved
  • 10 chicken thighs
  • 10 chicken drumsticks
  • 10 chicken wings

Maple Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 large onions, chopped fine
  • 2½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1¼ cup ketchup
  • 2½ cup chicken broth
  • ¾ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Preparation

  1. In a bowl whisk together the vinegar and the salt, add the oil in a stream, whisking, and whisk in ½ cup of the marinade until it is emulsified.
  2. Divide the chicken pieces between 2 large bowls, pour the marinade over them, and let the chicken marinate covered and chilled, overnight.
  3. Grill the chicken on an oiled rack set for 10-15 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through (internal temp is at least 165° F), baste it with some of the barbecue sauce, and grill it, turning it, for 2 minutes more.
  4. Serve the chicken with the remaining sauce.

Make maple barbecue sauce:

  1. In a large heavy saucepan combine the onions, the oil, the Worcestershire sauce, the mustard, the ketchup, the broth, the vinegar, and the syrup, bring the mixture to a boil, and simmer it.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan combine the onions, the oil, the Worcestershire sauce, the mustard, the ketchup, the broth, the vinegar, and the syrup, bring the mixture to a boil, and simmer it
  3. Stirring occasionally, for 50 minutes, or until it is reduced to about 3 1/3 cups. The sauce may be made 1 week in advance and kept covered and chilled.