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Jack Daniels Chicken

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 1 3-4 lb. whole chicken cut into 8 pieces (skin left on)
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 2 TBS grill seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Sauce

  • 1/2-3/4 c. Jack Daniels or to taste
  • 1/2 c. onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 c. ketchup
  • 1/3 c. vinegar
  • 3 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3/4 c. molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 TBS salt
  • 1/4 c. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce or to taste

Instructions

  • Combine onion, garlic and Jack Daniels in a 3 quart saucepan.
  • Sauté until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer uncovered until reduced and thickened (about 15 to 25 minutes).
  • Add more Jack Daniels if a stronger flavor is desired.
  • In a large bowl combine chicken, oil, grill seasoning, salt, and pepper. Allow to sit at room temperature about 20 minutes.
  • Heat grill to high. Spray well with cooking spray.
  • Sear chicken on each side for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking for about 25 minutes, turning every 3-4 minutes to crisp both sides.
  • Baste with barbecue sauce and continue cooking for 6-7 minutes, turning often and re-basting.