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sweet smoky cajun bourbon bbq chicken

(1 rating)
Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

This is awesome BBQ sauce. You need lots of napkins with this

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For sweet smoky cajun bourbon bbq chicken

  • 6
    chicken thighs bone in
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 lg
    shallot chopped
  • 1/2 c
    bourbon whiskey
  • 1 c
    chili sauce
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    liquid smoke
  • 1 stick
    cold butter cut into 8 pieces

How To Make sweet smoky cajun bourbon bbq chicken

  • 1
    Place olive oil in large skillet. Season chicken with salt and place in olive oil and sear to get the skin brown and crispy. Remove chicken and transfer to a baking pan with a rack or set aside to cook on grill.
  • 2
    In the same skillet you cooked the chicken deglaze with 1/4 cup Bourbon Whiskey scraping up bits. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until softened.
  • 3
    Mix together the remaining ingredients except butter with the other 1/4 cup Bourbon. Add to pan and cook until thickened a bit.
  • 4
    Slowly add the butter one pat at a time whisking constantly and let each pat melt before adding another. Keep whisking to incorporate all the butter.
  • 5
    Brush the chicken with the sauce and place in preheated 400 degree oven. Continue to baste with sauce turning the chicken until done about 20 minutes.
  • 6
    Tip: This recipe is best when the chicken is cooked on a rack or grill because of the richness of the sauce. It tends to be too oily if the chicken sets in its own juices while it bakes.

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