Fruity O tootie chicken

Irisa Raina 9


What I like about this marinade is you have this little kick from the peppers, sweet from the fruit and sugar, and way in the back is the flavor of the star anise. But the flavors are so subtle they just blend into this wonderful burst of flavor in your mouth!
If you like more of a kick add more chili pods…..if you like less reduce the amount by ½. This dish really needs a wee bit O kick so I would not omit the chili pods all together. Otherwise it will be way to sweet.
As for the dried chili pods you can use whatever you prefer. There are so many delicious dried chili’s out there go wild.


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7 or 8 skniless boneless chicken thighs
2 cans vernor’s ginger ale
¼ to ½ teaspoon chopped jalapeno pepper
8 dried arbor chile pods
1 dried ancho pepper
1 cup dried apricots
1cup dried prunes
1 star anise
1 cup water
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt

How to Make Fruity O tootie chicken


  • 1Mix everything but the chicken together and bring this mixture to a rolling boil,turn down on low and simmer for 15 minutes,stirring occasionally, cool completely.
  • 2Pour this mixture over the chicken and refrigerate for about 1 hour, or overnight. The longer the chicken marinates the better it will be.
  • 3When you are ready to grille the chicken, remove from the marinade. Drain off as much of the marinade as you can.
  • 4Discard the marinade.
  • 5Put this on the grille “ doing the indirect cooking method “ for about 30 minutes turning it once at the ½ way point “ 15 minutes “.
  • 6Check the coals to see if you need to add a few more pieces.
  • 7Move the chicken to the hot side of the grille and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes and then turn over the chicken and cook for about 10 minutes longer. Cooking times will depend on two things:
    1.How hot your grille is.
    2.How big the pieces of chicken are, so please time accordingly. Chicken should be at 165 to be fully cooked.
  • 8This will not be a crisp chicken but very favorable.
  • 9Sprinkle with a little coarse sea salt as soon as it comes off the grille.

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About Fruity O tootie chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Marinades, Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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