Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chicken or Steak with Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Cook Time: 15 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 servings

For the Balsamic BBQ sauce:

* 1 cup balsamic vinegar
* 3/4 cup ketchup
* 1/3 cup brown sugar
* 1 garlic clove, minced
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the chicken or steak:

* 4 pieces chicken (any combination of breast or leg-and-thigh
pieces) or 4 pieces of New York strip or Club strip steak
* Salt and freshly ground pepper

For the BBQ sauce:

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir until all the
ingredients are incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Simmer over
medium heat until reduced by 1/3, about 15 to 20 minutes.
For the chicken or steak:

Place a grill pan over medium heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
Season the meat with salt and pepper. Lightly coat with some of the
BBQ sauce using a pastry brush. Place the meat on the grill. Place the
remaining BBQ sauce, still in the small saucepan, over low heat or on
the edge of a gas or charcoal grill and allow to gently simmer while
the meat cooks.

Cook the chicken about 8 minutes per side. Cook the steaks starting at
about 4 minutes per side until a meat thermometer reads the desired
temperature, 120 degrees F for medium rare, 135 degrees F for medium
(about 6 minutes per side), 155 degrees F for well done (about 9
minutes per side). Continually brush the meat with BBQ sauce every few
minutes. Remove the meat from the grill and let rest for at least 5
minutes. Serve with the heated BBQ sauce alongside.

Alternately, the chicken can be baked in the oven. Preheat the oven to
375 degrees F. Place the chicken skin side up in a baking dish and
bake for 25 minutes. Remove the baking dish from the oven and spoon
the BBQ sauce all over the top of the chicken. Return the baking dish
to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.

1 comment:

outdoorgriller said...

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