UK BBQ Mag Summer 2016 - Page 34

-CHICKEN- n o i t i t e p m Co h t i w n e k c i ch whiskey e z a l g y e n ho When your friends come over for BBQ, they’re looking for a good time. They want to eat your tasty meats, drink your cold beer, and hang out. While they’re hoping your food will be succulent and delicious, they don’t really care if your smoked chicken thighs don't look identical. 125ml soy sauce 125ml ketchup 60ml honey 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp Frank’s RedHot sauce 1 tbsp cider vinegar 1 tsp Chicken Rub (see p.203) METHOD Set up your BBQ to cook indirectly (see p.19) at a low heat, around 110°C. Mix together all the ingredients for the whiskey honey glaze in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened, stirring often. While the glaze is simmering, liberally season the chicken all over with the rub. Just before cooking, roll the thighs so the skin wraps around each one as much as possible. Pack them tightly together in a roasting tin, then dab a knob of butter on top of each thigh and sprinkle over more of the rub. On the competition circuit, though, the judges really do care. You lose valuable points if the six thighs you turn in differ in any way. Pack your thighs tightly into a roasting tray to keep them uniform as they cook in all the seasoned juices. Put the thighs on the BBQ and cook for around 1½ hours or until browned and looking beautiful. The internal temperature should hit around 75°C. FEEDS 4–6 Remove the thighs from the tin and place them directly on the grill. Smoke for a further 1 hour or until the skin starts to crisp. INGREDIENTS 8–12 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs Chicken Rub (see p.203) Reheat the glaze, if needed. Dunk each thigh in the glaze until evenly coated, shake off any excess and then return to the grill for another 10–15 minutes until sticky and delicious. Serve your identical-looking thighs to impressed friends. generous knob of salted butter For the whiskey honey glaze 200g light soft brown sugar 125ml honey bourbon -98-