CHICKEN WITH BBQ SAUCE FOR A CROWD
A nice bbq chicken recipe to try !
BBQ Chicken Recipe INGREDIENTS
- 1/2 c. cooking oil
- 1/2 c. melted butter
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 hot peppers, chopped (or to taste)
- 3 cans (8 oz.) tomato sauce
- 2 cans II water (rinse above)
- 1 No. 2 can tomato puree
- 1/2 bottle chili sauce
- 1/4 tsp. smoke sauce (optional)
- 1/4 bottle Worcestershire sauce
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. cider vinegar
- 1 c. sweet port or Marsala wine
- 2 tbsp. prepared mustard
- 1/2 c. brown sugar (or, to taste)
- 4 slices lemon, seeded
- 2 tbsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. pepper
- 1 bay leaf (remove after 1 hour)
Soak fryers or broilers (2 lb. to 3 1/2 lb, split) in salt water for two hours; use one-half cup salt to a quart of water for the brine. Broiler or fryer chickens may be used, either split or whole, depending upon size. Guinea hens also make a wonderful presentation. Plan on 1/2 of an average sized chicken per person.
Combine remaining ingredients for barbecue sauce in a large pot. Cover and simmer slowly for about 4 hours or until thick. If desired, a hand blender may be used to smooth out the sauce, but this is optional.
Makes enough to barbecue six to sixteen chickens; any remaining (unused) sauce may be frozen. Separate sauce into small batches so as not to contaminate the entire batch when basting.
Drain chickens, pat dry and brush well with salad oil. Rub chickens thoroughly with a mixture of salt, pepper, and a generous amount of paprika.
Place chickens on grill over moderately-hot coals. Broil, turning very often and brushing or mopping with a mixture of 1 stick of butter, 1 cup vegetable oil and 1/2 cup vinegar. Every five minutes is not too often.
Broil until the drumstick bone can be pulled out clean. Now swab with heated barbecue sauce, turning constantly for about 10 minutes more. The expert in this case, broils chickens until almost done, turning every five minutes, swabbing with butter-vinegar-oil mixture, to ensure inside doneness without over-browning the outside; then sauce is swabbed right at the very last.
Takes about 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size of the chickens. Split chickens and guinea hens will take much less time to cook...and the bbq chicken recipe is ready...enjoy it !