Barbecued Chicken

Title: Barbecued Chicken
Categories: Chinese, Poultry
Yield: 4 Servings

Stephen Ceideburg
3 lb Chicken, cut into 8 pieces,
-skin and fat removed, or:
8 Skinless chicken breasts or
1/3 c Tomato ketchup
1/4 c Hoisin sauce
1 tb Cider vinegar
1 tb Unsulfured molasses
1 ts Reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 ts Chinese chili paste with

Precooking the chicken in the microwave or gently poaching it on the
stovetop before finishing it on the grill ensures that the meat is cooked
through but the sauce is not charred If you like a hotter sauce, increase
the amount of chili paste.

Arrange chicken pieces in a micro-proof dish, with the thickest parts
toward the outside of the dish. Cover with vented plastic wrap and
microwave at HIGH (100%) 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender, turning pieces

Alternatively, in a wide sauce-pan, cover chicken with cold water and bring
to a simmer, skimming off any froth. Simmer gently until chicken is tender,
10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the grill or preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, whisk
together remaining ingredients.

With tongs, remove the chicken from the dish or sauce pan and brush both
sides generously with barbecue sauce. Grill over medium-high heat or broil,
basting with the barbecue sauce often, until the chicken is glazed on the
outside and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes on each side.

From an article by Susanne A. Davis, The San Mateo Times, 5/25/93.

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