December 9, 2010

CAJUN BOURBON CHICKEN


1 cup bourbon
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
pinch hot red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon molasses
3 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons each onion and garlic powder
6 each chicken thighs and drumsticks
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients (except chicken) for marinade (may be processed in a blender). Set aside 1/2 cup of this marinade in a clean jar (do not use to marinate chicken - this portion will be used for basting the chicken during the grilling). Keep refrigerated.Put marinade into a Ziploc bag with chicken pieces and distribute evenly. Marinate chicken for 6-12 hours in refrigerator, turning occasionally.
Remove chicken from marinade and drain. Allow to sit at room temperature while grill heats up. Grill over medium high heat (grill open) for 5 minutes, then close grill and reduce heat; continue cooking over low heat, for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is done (juices will run clear when pierced with a fork). Baste with fresh marinade every few minutes, turning chicken to cook both sides evenly.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Submitted by: CM

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