Look at that Barbecue Chicken! You could almost eat the picture! 🙂 This weekend I decided to fulfill a request actually its more like two. First Keisa from the group asked me to do it since Mother's Day and then a few days ago Trevor was wondering if I wasn't doing any grilling. So in answer to these two members from my facebook group I decided to post a barbecue recipe.
My Mom's Oven Grilled Barbecue Chicken
This barbecue chicken is my moms recipe done in an oven grill. I absolutely like how the barbecue chicken comes out when done in the oven. The chicken is juicy and bursting with trini flavour. Every taste is working in harmony; none overpowering the other. First you get a little of the the barbecue sauce with the bay leaf and garlic, then quietly the burnt, semi charred flavour delicately envelops your tongue and as you chew... Oh ! the green seasoning gently plays with your taste buds sending an auto muscular reaction to chew more while your eyes and hand coordinate the next wave of ecstasy to your mouth.....Now that is flavour!
But still, as if by primitive instinct you just can't stay away from the smokey, semi burnt flavour of a good outdoor charcoal barbecue. You know what I mean? It's just you and the raw flame; no fancy equipment or utensils. You have to be the master of the flame. Skill and total control is needed. Give over to the flame and you'll have carbon instead to eat. LOL!!
Anyhow, it's been a pleasure fulfilling this request so keep them coming. Maybe just maybe, I may do one in place of my scheduled posts. Have a great day everyone. Here's barbecue chicken; Trinistyle.
Barbecue Chicken Recipe
7 pieces Leg and Thigh or Breast and Wing, seasoned and marinated
2½ cups barbecue sauce, divided
Season and marinate the chicken overnight. Parboil the chicken for approximately 5 minutes and save the stock.
Place the cooked chicken in pan for easy basting. Set aside. Retain the broth for the next step.
Mix ½ cup of chicken stock and ½ cup of barbecue sauce and reduce for 1½ minutes. This is for preliminary basting.
Begin basting the chicken. When done place the chicken in the oven on the grill side
Periodically turn and baste the chicken with the remaining cup of barbecue sauce until it is well done. It took us about 1½ hours.
Now that you have your barbecue chicken, all that's needed is a healthy side dish to go; and I have just the recipe coming up next.
- 7 pieces Leg and Thigh or Breast and Wing seasoned and marinated
- 2 ½ cups barbecue sauce divided
- Parboil the chicken for approximately 5 minutes and save the stock.
- Mix ½ cup of chicken stock and ½ cup of barbecue sauce and reduce for 1 ½ minutes. This is for preliminary basting.
- Put the pieces of chicken in a pan for easy basting. When done place the chicken in the oven on the grill side.
- Periodically turn and baste the chicken with the remaining cup of barbecue sauce until it is well done. This can take about 1 ½ hours.
I bet those bbq chicken thighs taste delish!
The picture---a feast for the eyes.
They sure were Angie!
Felix felix felix!! This sauce was great!!! I had to add more sugar because the ketchup we get isn't sweet like at home. I grilled the chicken outside and the neighbours were commenting how good it was smelling! Thank you so much!
You're welcome Natasha 🙂
Felix, I always wondered why do you have to paraboil the chicken? I seen it being done only in Trinidad, anywhere else is straight to the oven or BBQ... Btw it tastes delicious.
Kate, we parboil to make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked to the bone and to speed up the cooking process.
Also my wife says, based on her experience, that our chicken is much firmer than USA chickens.
Thank you for commenting 🙂
This may be a stupid question, but when you marinate your meats, do you leave them uncovered in the fridge, or cover them with foil?
It's covered with either foil or a cover
Hi, can I put these on a stove top grill instead of the oven grill?
I don't see a problem 🙂