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Maple-Bourbon Glaze (for grilled chicken)

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Yields about 2/3 cup; enough for 1 chicken.

  • by Molly Stevens from Fine Cooking
    Issue 52

Brush this glaze on the chicken during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Coat one side, cook for 5 minutes, flip, brush the other side, cook another 5 minutes, and flip once more to heat the glaze. You can use any classic barbecue sauce the same way.

  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, preferably grade B
  • 2 Tbs. bourbon
  • 2 Tbs. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce
  • Pinch cayenne

Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced by about one-third, about 10 minutes. Let cool.

This glaze can be made ahead and kept refrigerated for days.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per Tbs; Calories (kcal): 50; Fat (g): 0; Fat Calories (kcal): 0; Saturated Fat (g): 0; Protein (g): 0; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0; Carbohydrates (g): 11; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): 210; Cholesterol (mg): 0; Fiber (g): 0;

This is a tasty and easy to make. It's also good on salmon, but it takes about 1/2 hour got the sauce to reduce to a glaze.

I used this glaze for a Christmas ham and it was wonderful, everyone loved it. We had a 7 pound ham and there was plenty of glaze with some left over.

Yum yum!! My family asked how soon will I be cooking it again? A big thumbs up.

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