View Full Version : Grilled Sticky Apricot Spatchcock Chicken

04-11-2009, 10:53 PM
this is one of my favorite ways to cook a chicken now..

i brined/marinated and injected my chicken the night before in:
3 cups of peach juice
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon pickling salt
and top the chicken after i injected it with:
2 tablespoon of homemade salt free steak spice
fresh cracked black pepper.

split,rubbed with more steak spice and ready for the grill

on the grill just about ready to come off and sauce with apricot bbq sauce..recipe to follow

on the grill just about ready to come off and sauce with apricot bbq sauce(recipe to follow)
off the grill and ready to eat - it got a little dark on the edges because of the high sugar content. this is one of the best chickens i have ever eaten. i would recommend doing this.
this turns out really thick. it is sweet with a slight taste of bbq sauce and very sticky.
1 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup bbq sauce (try & use one that is neutral and not overpowering)
1/2 cup dried apricots, minced very small
1 tsp habanero hot sauce (use your favorite here or omit)
bring all ingredients to a slow boil, turn down and simmer until dried apricots are soft and rehydrated.
if you let this cool, it will turn to a jelly texture.