Monday, June 11, 2018

Bourbon Glazed Chicken With Jake's Famous BBQ Rubs and Sauces for Sale

bourbon glazed bbq sauce how to make
Bourbon Glaze BBQ Rubs and Sauces for Sale

Many of you know that Jake's has been making famous bbq rubs and sauces for sale for more than 15 years now.  We've also been making and collecting world famous recipes which make for some awesome barbecue meals.  One of our favorites is the blending of two great recipes our Bourbon Glaze combined with our BBQ Chicken recipe.  We're going to be using our Jake's Famous bbq rubs and sauces for sale so we'll put in all the appropriate links to help you make this great meal.

Let's get started.  This is where we ask the question, which came first, the chicken or the glaze?  Well it's a good and sometimes great idea to begin the preparation of the chicken, long before the preparation of the glaze.  Then again you might want to make the glaze in advance so that all the flavors mature long before the chicken is done.  No matter, we'll start with the chicken first.

Selecting the best chicken possible is at the root of any good chicken dish.  Ensure that the chicken is fresh with plenty of time on the clock in regards to the spoilage date.  Once selected clean the chicken thoroughly inside and out if using a whole chicken.  We'll be showing you the simplest method for making BBQ chicken so let's make that happen.

The simplest method we know is using an oven.  Yes, we are a BBQ Company and Yes, we love using grills to get this done.  So, we'll tell you all about the oven process first, then we'll follow up with the outdoor grill.

Grab a container or a large plastic bag.  You'll need a bag that will seal tightly if using one.  Otherwise a container with a lid works just fine.  The container and bag must be able to contain the entire chicken segment(s) you intend to BBQ.  Coat the chicken with BBQ rubs and sauces for sale in the container.  I would suggest using Jake's Famous Really Good Mild BBQ Sauce primarily because the sauce contains a nice level of marinating ingredients like vinegar, garlic, molasses and spices all combined to complement the marinating process.  Once the BBQ Sauce has been applied it's a good idea to allow the chicken to rest in the sauce for at least an hour or two.  I think it's a really good idea to turn the chicken about 1/2 way through the marinating process.  Turning will ensure that the chicken is coated on both sides.

One thing I might add is that the marinating process is the same for both the Oven method and the BBQ Grill method.

Following the marinating process remove the chicken and discard the marinade.  Set you oven to 350 degrees.  Ensure that the chicken is placed in a roasting pan or in a container that can be used in the oven.  Bake/roast the chicken for a minimum of 1 hour.  Check the temperature of the chicken after the hour.  The chicken should be at a minimum of l70 degrees.  After the temperature is reached allow the chicken to rest for at least 20 minutes.  During the baking/resting process you can gather the ingredients to make your famous Jake's Bourbon Glaze.  We love this recipe and the results it yields, so go ahead and get started.  But first let's consider what's needed if we decided to use our BBQ Grill as opposed to the oven.

For the BBQ Grill layout your charcoal to ensure that all the edges are touching.  Layout approximate 1/3 of the bag of charcoal as it will take some time to grill the chicken.  Once the charcoal is laid out use a chimney starter or use some basic newspaper to get the charcoals started.  When started allow the charcoal to cook until all of the charcoal is now lit.  If using a method such as Snake or Double Snake then you'll start the front end of the charcoal such that they will cook in a domino effect following from one set of briquette to the next.  At a minimum we want the temperature to be around 300 degrees.  Once the temperature has peaked remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the grill.  We will be indirectly roasting the chicken so let's place it about midways away from the main heat of the grill.  Also, now might be a good time to consider adding some wood for wood smoke.  Consider using hickory or red oak wood for a really nice wood smoke flavor.

Allow the chicken to grill for about 2 hours minimum.  Keep in mind that chicken takes a long time to properly grill.  So, a good 2 hours of grilling is reasonable.

Check the temperature of the chicken in the thigh area if grilling or baking/roasting a whole chicken.  If using chicken segments such as breast or thigh pieces you will also check to ensure that the pieces reach at least 170 degrees before removing and resting.

Once properly baked/grilled remove the chicken and place in a container.  Allow the chicken to rest for a minimum of 20 minutes.  Now comes time to make the glaze.

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Bourbon Glaze on BBQ

The Bourbon BBQ Glaze recipe is perfect for chicken, fish or steaks.  It's relatively easy to make but does require a number of ingredients.  Best bets are to print out the listing then make sure you have all the items before beginning the process of making the glaze.  Items like Jake's Famous Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce and Jake's Famous Ketchup can be ordered during the week and take an average 2 days to arrive on a normal schedule.  Also, even though the glaze uses our signature Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce keep in mind that the Bourbon used in the sauce is actually non-alcoholic Natural Bourbon and Maple flavors.


Glaze Ingredients:
1/4 Cup Jake's Famous Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce
1/4 Cup Butter
2 Medium Onions, minced
2/3 Cup Jake's Famous Ball Park Ketchup
1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
1/3 Cup Dark Un-Sulphured Molasses
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Salt


Optional Items:
In place of Jake's Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce you can use 3/4 C Bourbon (**Inexpensive is fine and optional, you can substitute something else with similar flavoring if desired)

Steps:
1. In a large saucepan melt the butter with the oil over medium heat.
2. Add the 2 Medium Onions Minced, sauté for 5 minutes or until Onions turn golden in color.
3. Add remaining ingredients into the sauce pan; reduce heat to low and cook until mixture thickens about 30 minutes stirring frequently.

Bourbon Glaze BBQ Rubs and Sauces for Sale on Ribs


When the glaze reaches your desired thickness you can let the ingredients cool for 5 minutes then spoon directly on your meat. For thicker glaze just continue reducing ingredients for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.

One of the great things about the glaze is that after your initial use you can store it in a container for a week or two in the fridge.  The glaze reheats easily and you can add additional glaze to the existing amount when your stock runs low.

Use our bbq rubs and sauces for sale to make the bourbon glaze on chicken, fish, ribs, steaks, turkey, lamb and more.  This is a wonderful glaze and when combined with nicely roasted chicken is an awesome taste.

Enjoy the process and enjoy the Glaze.

Jake






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