Senin, 26 Oktober 2015

Bourbon Glazed Chicken

Ah Costco frozen chicken breasts.
I know many of you, like me, buy them.  
Then what?  
Sometimes it's hard to feel inspired by all those ice covered hunks of meat hanging around in your freezer. I'm always looking for something easy and fast.  This is one.

This sauce has sweetness, a touch of smoky from the bourbon and some tang from the mustard.  I think it would appeal to many people in your family.  Since you boil the sauce (and the bourbon) for one minute, I would think that you might be able to even serve this to kids.
I served this with my farro, cherry and walnut salad, linked here.
NOTE- I only used onions because I didn't have any shallots hanging around.
NOTE NOTE- It sure is lucky I had enough bourbon to make this, LOL, you can see it's almost gone.

Serves 4 

1/4 cup butter melted
1/4 cup shallots, or onions, minced small
2-4 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup, plus 2 Tbsp bourbon
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup maple syrup
4 chicken breasts, fresh or thawed frozen

Cook onions (or shallots) and garlic in the butter until they soften, add bourbon, mustard and maple syrup. Bring sauce stuff to a boil, for one minute. Let it cool.
Use half the sauce to marinade the chicken (adding a 1/2 tsp of salt to the marinade too), let sit in the fridge for a couple of hours, or even overnight.  Grill over hot coals, or a smoker until they are done to your liking.  Serve the rest of the sauce with the cooked BBQ chicken.

Need some other ideas for Chicken Breasts?

Chicken Cordon Bleu- The easiest "fancy" dish
Chicken Frankie- Mumbai Burrito
Chicken Saltimbocca
Chicken with Coconut, Lime and Peanut Sauce, Lazy Girl Crock Pot Recipe
Chicken White Bean Chili
Cilantro Chicken
Greek Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki Sauce
Jambalaya- Chicken, Hot Links & Shrimp
Indian Butter Chicken
Lazy Girl Salsa Chicken- Crockpot
Peppered Chicken Kebabs wrapped in Bacon
Rosemary Buttermilk Chicken
Spicy Boneless Fried Chicken
Versatile Panang Curry

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