Mango-Honey Glazed Chicken

the weekend of BBQ'ing:  Part 2

first there was the side: Coleslaw w/ Creamy Cumin Vinaigrette 

and now for the main course/star of the BBQ....

Mango-Honey Glazed Chicken.

the success of this BBQ is owed entirely to Bobby Flay for his menu planning, the execution however, is a shared effort between myself and mr. handsome, who i love cooking alongside.
although to be honest, i think he enjoys it more in the summer, something about a grilling apron and utensils, oh and we can't leave out the beer.

i'm certain after the success of our 'official kick off to summer BBQ,' summer 2014 is going to be a delicious one.  cheers.

Mango-Honey Glaze

2 tablespoons canola oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small spanish onion, chopped
3 ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice
3 - 4 tablespoons clover honey
1/4 - 1/2 tsp chile de arbol powder
sea salt & freshly ground pepper

8 chicken breasts

heat oil in a large high-sided sauté pan over medium-high heat.  add the garlic and onion cook until soft, about 4 minutes.  add the mangoes and cook until soft and juicing stirring occasionally.  add the wine, orange and pineapple juices, 3 tablespoons of honey and the chile de argol and cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.
transfter to a blender and carefully blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.  strain into a bowl, season with salt and pepper and more honey if needed.  the mixture should be a thick puree.  if too thick this with a touch of water.  let cool to room temperature.

add mixture to chicken and turn to coat.  cover and refrigerate for 1 1/2 - 3 hours, turning a few times.

remove chicken from the refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling.
heat the grill for indirect grilling

place chicken on the grill directly over the heat and cook until browned 8-10 minutes.  flip the chicken over and continue grilling until the bottom is golden brown about 8-10 minutes longer.  move chicken to indirect heat until desired temperature is reached, baste with more glaze during final minutes.
remove to platter and drizzle with more glaze.
enjoy. xo.

mango-honey glaze recipe courtesy Bobby Flay


Popular Posts