Bombshell Cooking: Vodka BBQ Orange Chicken Recipe for Super Bowl Parties (PHOTOS)
By Abiola|2013-03-06T13:17:33+00:00January 15th, 2011|
Vodka Orange Barbecue Chicken Recipe on the George Foreman Grill: Unique Super Bowl Party Recipe
Passionista Principle: “A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.” ~James Beard
In NYC there is football fever as the New York Jets set to rock the NFL Playoffs on the road to the Superbowl. I could care less about football but I do like my hometown teams (offensive pervs issues aside) and I absolutely love a good Super Bowl Party. I’ve even thrown a couple of really good ones.
So what will I be cooking for Super Bowl XLV?I invented a football ready new chicken recipe. Vodka BBQ Orange Chicken. Vodka, chicken, barbecue and citrus? Win-win-win.
Serve with juicy tangerine slices as a garnish.
Vodka Orange BBQ Chicken Recipe Overview:
(Recipe Details and Photos Below)
MARINATE. Marinate the chicken for at least 3 hours in Grey Goose Orange Vodka, Fresh Tangerines & Oranges, Orange Zest and Balsamic Vinegar. As it is skinless, you really want the chicken to drink up the orange flavor.
SPICE. Although the chicken has been marinating you should add additional spices like Adobo and Black Pepper before you put it on your Foreman Grill.
GRILL. I grill the chicken without the barbecue sauce so that the flavor gets really cooked in. Then when you add the barbecue sauce it’s flavor on top of flavor.
BBQ. Add the Vodka Orange Barbecue Sauce.
SERVE. I served with yellow rice and cranberries, with fresh baby spinach as a healthy side salad.
COOKING VODKA BARBECUE ORANGE CHICKEN: THE RECIPE
The Goal To create something fun and delicious, portable and affordable. A meal that eats like a snack. And if it has alcohol in it, that doesn’t hurt Game Day either.
The Situation I still have yet to get my oven fixed to my cooking is limited to stove top, microwave and George Foreman Grill recipes. I love Chinese Orange Chicken and wanted to come up with a similar recipe that was a little healthier, and I could make without my oven.
The Tools The George Foreman Grill or comparable consumer home grill, PAM Olive Oil Cooking Spray.
The Ingredients I tested this recipe by cooking dinner for 2 people so I used only 7 pieces of chicken, thighs– and I am leaving the measurements off of this recipe. I suggest for Super Bowl Party Food that you use chicken wings in the recipe in epic proportions for your hungry crowd!
10 Oranges, Tangerines, Tangelos
7 Skinless Chicken Thighs
1 bottle of Grey Goose Orange Vodka
Generous Dashes of Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Adobo, Cumin
The Preparation Method: How to Cook It
We start like this:
Key Ingredients for Orange Vodka Barbecue Chicken.
Mix your Marinade: Oranges, Balsamic Vinegar, Orange Vodka & Spices.
(Don’t forget to dispose of the marinade carefully afterward due to exposure to raw poultry.)
Add Your Chicken. Be sure to spice and soak the crevices hidden spots. Then pour in the orange vodka. I use Grey Goose but use whatever brand suits you.
Put the chicken on the grill with tangerine slices to lock in the flavor. You’re not breading or frying so you have to really make sure the the orange taste is seared in. You may want to re-spice again when on the grill.
I cheated by starting with a commercial BBQ sauce as a base but it’s easy to make your own.
Important: Don’t use any sauce straight out of the jar if you’re cheating by starting with a bottled BBQ Sauce. Add orange and lemon juice, brown sugar , and vinegar for this recipe.
Mix your Orange Vodka BBQ Sauce! Please Note: Barbecue sauce is personal so season to your taste buds. I like a lot of garlic in mine and honey and brown sugar.
Baste the chicken with your Vodka BBQ Orange Sauce.
Voila! You may add a drizzle of barbecue sauce while on the grill but add most sauce when the chicken is completely cooked.
Got some juicy orange slices or tangerines left?
Serve with tangerine slices as a yummy garnish.
I enjoy Goya Spanish Yellow Rice as the perfect side dish for almost anything. I usually add olives but I added dried cranberries to match the taste of the chicken.
Add your side dishes and play ball, football that is…
And that’s the perfect football food that we’re tailgating on for Super Bowl XLV.
Let's get this party started!
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