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piñapeño chicken



Fancy food can be delicious.. it has its place -- But nothing is better than what you grew up with. I'm talking about the things you grew up with in your home as a kid that mom made, the food Aunt Patti grilled on the deck that you ate with your first beer, the foods that you can smell that bring you right back to age 14 and a simpler time. These are the most important foods to me, and there are definitely a few that bring me back to that place. Barbecue chicken is certainly one of those foods. I smelled my jacket today, two days after making this chicken, and closing my eyes and taking that smell in brought me back and immediately lit up a smile on my face. We didn't have any barbecue sauce so i made one up with pineapple and jalapeño. The best foods are the ones you grew up with and the best barbecue sauce is the one you make with what you have in the house. Those are the most important things you can take from this post.


Piñapeño Chicken

February 21, 2014

Pineapple Jalapeño Barbecue Chicken.

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Yield: 2 servings

Chicken Thighs and Legs: 3 lb
Pineapple: 1/4 c, diced
Jalapeño: 1, diced
Onion: 1, chopped
Garlic: 2 cloves (a very little bit)
Ketchup: 3/4 c
Molasses: 1/4 c
Apple Cider Vinegar: 1/4 c
Budweiser: splash
Cumin: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper: 1/4 tsp

1. Preheat grill (medium).
2. Combine all non chicken ingredients in a saucepan and stew on low for 20 minutes.
3. Blend ingredients from saucepan in blender, food processor or with immersion blender until smooth.
4. Sear chicken on grill on each side for 10 minutes.
5. Brush with BBQ sauce and cook for 5 minutes.
6. Flip and repeat step 5 four times.
7. Remove from grill and enjoy.