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Roast Chicken with Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce

Yield:
1 whole chicken

Summer is almost here. I can feel it. Every time we get a warmer day the women of NYC are giddy with sandal wearing and summertime accessories. The flowers are blooming, the farmer’s markets have returned and the season of grilling is almost upon us.

Growing up, BBQ sauce-slathered chicken was a staple, probably only because covering chicken in a sticky, sweet sauce was a surefire way to get the kids to eat it. But at some point I fell out of love with “BBQ chicken.”

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That is until I started making my own sauce. I have had some great bottled BBQ sauce, and I know some people swear by their go-to brand. But for me, making it from scratch makes all the difference between good chicken, and chicken people can’t stop talking about.

This spicy honey BBQ sauce is really quick to whip up and is inspired by this recipe from Taste of Home, one of my go-to places for tried-and-true home cooked dishes. I kept the coffee in, which really adds just a subtle flavor and balances out the sweetness of the honey and ketchup well.

This chicken is perfect for Shabbat and also for a summer BBQ. I promise, your guests will not stop talking about it.

Note: if you don’t have an upright chicken roaster I recommend investing in one like this. They are really cheap (less than $10) and make such a difference making a super moist chicken with crispy skin.

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Roast Chicken with Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

For the chicken:

1 whole chicken

¼ cup orange juice

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, smashed

Salt and pepper

For the BBQ sauce:

2 Tbsp olive oil

½ medium onion, finely diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup ketchup

½ cup apple cider vinegar

½ cup plus 2 Tbsp honey

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup strong brewed coffee or espresso

Generous pinch red pepper flakes or 1-2 small dried chilies

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a medium bowl mix together orange juice, olive oil, garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Place chicken in a large, ziploc bag and pour marinade over chicken. Allow to marinate for at least one hour in the fridge or up to 3 hours.

In a medium saucepan, saute onions until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in ketchup, vinegar, honey, soy sauce and coffee. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low-medium. Simmer for 35-45 minutes stirring occasionally.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roast chicken upright using an upright roaster for 50-60 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 160 degrees when inserted. About halfway through roasting, brush some of the BBQ sauce all over the chicken and place back into the oven until cooking time is complete.

Allow the chicken to rest long enough to cut into quarters. Drizzle additional BBQ sauce on top and serve.

Posted on May 21, 2014

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Shabbat Recipe Round-Up

With St. Patricks Day this weekend, I know I should be posting about green foods, or traditional Irish fare. But somehow I’m in an ‘orange’ sort of mood and was drawn to recipes surely rich in beta-carotene.

These Homemade Chicken Kreplach from The Shiksa in the Kitchen are simply mouth watering. I love that you can either serve them fried as an appetizer, or with broth as a soup.

This Shaved Carrot and Pear Salad with Curry Dressing is both  fresh and beautiful looking – and a totally different kind of salad to serve at your Shabbat meal.

And for another potential ‘orange’ side dish, check out these simple Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes. My favorite part of this recipe is the lime zest – a flavor compliment I would never have thought of on my own, but that really packs a punch.

And for an entree with a little orange flare, try this Roast Chicken with Tangerines – a sweet twist on a classic Friday night roast chicken.

Last but not least of course is dessert. I am seeing s’mores everywhere these days, so this recipe for Shabbat S’mores really caught my eye.

Shabbat Shalom and happy cooking!

Posted on March 15, 2012

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Shabbat Recipe Roundup

It’s almost time for Purim, so no better way to start Shabbat than with this creative recipe for Hamantaschen Challah!

I love classic roasted chicken for Shabbat dinner, but sometimes you need something a little different. Try this Spinach Stuffed Roasted Chicken from Overtime Cook as a new twist on classic Friday night chicken.

These Israeli Stuffed Vegetables from The Jewish Hostess are a great side dish, but also hearty enough to serve as a main dish for your vegetarian friends or family.

No matter how many times I make brussel sprouts, or how many recipes I come across, I simply cannot get enough! This week I came across this simple, tasty recipe for Zesty Fried Brussel Sprouts, which makes a perfect veggie side.

You are probably trying out some different Hamantaschen recipes, so how about these Brilliant Lemon Sunshine Hamantaschen from Pragmatic Attic as a sweet ending.

Shabbat Shalom and happy cooking!

Posted on March 2, 2012

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Shabbat Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving is behind us, Hanukkah is ahead, and luckily we are still in the thick of hearty Autumn/Winter fare.

Here are a few recipe ideas to warm up your Shabbat dinner this week!

One of my very own,  Tunisian Spice Butternut Squash Soup has just enough spice to make it a little more special than your average butternut squash bisque.

Still enjoying brussel sprout season? Well me too. Try these Dijon-braised Brussel Sprouts from Smitten Kitchen

If you’re like me, then you’re probably always on the lookout for unique chicken dishes to serve on Shabbat. I can’t wait to try this Artichoke Chicken from The Kosher Foodies.

And for a sweet finish? I am sure we can all agree that Sweet Genius contestant Paula Shoyer‘s Orange Tea Cake recipe is worth a try.

Shabbat Shalom, and happy cooking!

Posted on December 1, 2011

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