Tested till perfect Grilled Chicken With Buttery Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Chicken With Buttery Barbecue Sauce

"Spatchcocking” a chicken means flattening it after removing the backbone. This decreases cooking time and, along with the superflavourful basting sauce, keeps the meat moist and juicy.

By Soo Kim and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2011

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  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 1 1chickenchickens, about 3 lb
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbutter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper

Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter
  • 2 cups 2cupsfinely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcider vinegar
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupketchup
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupliquid honey
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsppacked brown sugar
  • 2 tsp 2tspdry mustard
  • 1 tsp 1tspsmoked hot paprika
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcayenne pepper
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Barbecue Sauce: In saucepan, heat 1 tbsp of the butter over medium heat; fry onion, stirring often, until golden brown, about 8 minutes.

Add vinegar and garlic; cook until no liquid remains.

Stir in ketchup, honey, sugar, mustard, paprika and cayenne pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until as thick as ketchup, about
25 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining butter. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 month; warm gently before using.)

Using kitchen shears, cut chicken down each side of backbone; remove backbone. Turn chicken breast side up; press firmly on breastbone to flatten.

Brush chicken with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place, bone side down, on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, for 35 minutes. Grill, brushing with 1/2 cup of the sauce, until juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pierced, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 297 pro 22g total fat 18g sat. fat 7g
carb 12g fibre 1g chol 93mg sodium 417mg
potassium 340mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 7 vit A 10 vit C 3
folate 4
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