Perfect Barbecue Chicken

    Perfect Barbecue Chicken

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    8hr35min


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    About this recipe: Chicken is marinated in a mixture of cider vinegar, mustard, garlic, brown sugar and lime and lemon juice, before being barbecued to perfection. Serve with a light green salad or jacket potatoes.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons coarse-ground mustard
    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 6 tablespoons olive oil
    • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:8hr35min 

    1. In a large glass bowl, mix the cider vinegar, mustard, garlic, lime juice, lemon juice, dark brown soft sugar, salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil. Place chicken in the mixture. Cover and marinate 8 hours or overnight.
    2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for high heat.
    3. Lightly oil the cooking grate. Place chicken on the prepared barbecue and cook 6 to 8 minutes per side, until juices run clear. Discard marinade.

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    Dipsy
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    Did this with chicken thighs at a BBQ for our friends. All disappeared very quickly which says it all!  -  12 Sep 2013

    Tonys6236
    0

    Wow fantastic chicken recipe for the barby, my wife said it was the best ever  -  23 Apr 2012

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    2157

    First let me say, that I always find it less than amusing when someone changes an ingredient (or several) in a recipe and then remarks the dish was not as good as expected. That said, I did change some of the ingredients in this recipe ONLY because I had chicken breasts on their last legs (so to speak) defrosted in the fridge and I had to cook them last night. So I went ahead and made the marinade but substituted lime and lemon juice with margarita mix. What can I say? It's the only citrus I had available! But my, oh my, what a fantastic result! My husband raved about this chicken all night long and again today. I was only able to marinate it for a few hours, and I used the broiler instead of the grill, but the results were still spectacular. Wonderful flavor and very tender! I think the key is to cook them only the amount of time required and not a minute longer. I also reserved some of the marinade before soaking the breasts, so when they came out of the broiler I placed them immediately into the sauce. Oh my word. Heavenly. I mean, this is likely going to be the only marinade I use for chicken breasts for some time to come. Can't wait to try it with the actual lime and lemon juice! Now, I'm wondering how this would work with shrimp...or pork...  -  26 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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