Monday, July 7, 2008

Honay Mustard Chicken

So, I hope ya'll had a great 4th of July weekend! I had the distinct pleasure of being able not only to attend the wedding of my friend Jeanne and her husband Phillip but to be the principal photographer!! It was a great way to spend the day and I had a wonderful time shooting some happy people

So I was browsing through the naked wiz's Big Green Egg page when I ran across a recipe (from a woman named Cat) for honey mustard chicken. The lineup included:
Some olive oil, honay, salt, pepper, soy sauce and my addition...some lemon thyme that I bough from the Natick Organic farm. Mmmm...lemon thyme. Basically the ratio was 3 TBS Mustard, 1 TBS Honay, 1 TSP Soy Sauce, Salt/Pepper and some Thyme. Whisk it all up and you've got your sauce:
Now I now that raw meat isn't where ya'll are at for blog viewing raw meat...but what I did was to put the honey mustard sauce on top of the chicken and let it come to room temperature for about an hour. A few hours beforehand, I had thrown some applewood chips in with some water to soak. At the last minute, right before putting the chicken on the grill I dropped the smokewood on
Looks pretty good, eh? Now, this brings up an interesting point...I've discovered that the dome temperature is about 30 degrees less than what the temp is on the grill. I set the grill for 300 dome temperature and cooked for about 55 minutes. Admittedly I started making this dish a little to actually have dinner in a reasonable time I made a crab/avocado salad with roast red peppers.
Now, I have neglected to mentioned that the one thing thing that I tried which was that I spatchcok'ed the chicken!! I had a bit of experience with this when I made a duck for thanksgiving. So..after 55 minutes, flip the chicken and give it another 30 minutes to crisp up the skin
What came out was SOOO damn good! Seriously...I love rotisserie chicken and this was just about as close as I've ever tasted to that. I'd love to make this again with perhaps some garlic!! mmm...garlic! Though I had already eaten dinner, I had to have a leg...just to try. It reminded me of my Dad who always had a left over Turkay leg the day after Thanksgiving :)

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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Oh, you are having fun with your Big Green Egg! The chicken does look delicious. I grow lemon thyme in my garden -- it's great with seafood, too.

William Conway said...

Not all raw meats look bad. Red meat is actually quite photogenic. Check out Dr. Biggles at Meathenge for excellent examples.

Helene said...

Nice picture. I'm sure you took many more and they are great. What a niece friend your are. And that chicken looks really good.

Lore said...

That's such a nice picture! A big woo-hoo to the honey mustard chicken as well :)

Wind said...

The wedding picture looks really nice and I could feel that they were deeply in love. Thanks for the sauce idea. I could use it next time when I want to roast a chicken.


Annie K. Nodes said...

That's some good lookin' chicken!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite kinds of chicken.

Every time I see a BGE I think of you.....

hows Steph feeling?? ya gotta post some pictures of her bump

Nerissa said...

Wow... that chicken looks divine and I'm sure it tastes even better. Mustard and Chicken are excellent partners in many dishes. Pollo Diavolo is really good, too.

Mandy said...

That chicken looks SO tasty!

Manger La Ville said...

Oh I love honey mustard chicken. THis sounds really good. Love your blog.

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