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Tequila-Glazed Chicken with Jalapeño

SoDak Wayne
SoDak Wayne Posts: 3
edited November -1 in Poultry


1 1/2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds, coarsely ground in spice mill or mortar with pestle 1 3/4 teaspoons coarse kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes  1 (3 1/2- to 4-pound) cut-up (best of fryer) chicken 1/3 cup orange juice or pineapple juice 1/4 cup gold or silver tequila 2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar 2 tablespoons honey 1 to 2 red jalapeño chiles with seeds, finely chopped 1 shallot, minced Nonstick vegetable oil spray


Mix coriander, salt, and red pepper. Sprinkle mixture all over chicken. Arrange chicken, skin side up, on baking sheet; cover and chill at least 6 hours or overnight.

Combine orange juice, tequila, brown sugar, honey, 1 jalapeño, and shallot in small saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Add 1 more jalapeño if more heat is desired. Cool glaze. Transfer 3 tablespoons glaze to small bowl and set aside for serving.

Spray grill with nonstick spray. Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Arrange chicken, skin side up, on grill. Grill 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Brush chicken with glaze in saucepan. Turn chicken over; brush with glaze. Grill until juices run clear when pierced with fork or until instant-read thermometer inserted into chicken registers 170°F, turning and brushing occasionally with glaze, about 10 minutes longer. Transfer to platter. Spoon reserved glaze over.


We did ours at 350 for about 40 minutes. Kept checking the temp and pulled it off when done. Turned it 3 times starting with skin side down.

Number of Servings: 4

Time to Prepare: