Accidental Indian Barbecue Chicken. A flavour fusion of Indian spices with a terrific homemade barbecue sauce. You’ve never tasted anything like it.
Originally published June 2011.
Today’s recipe is a tale of two chickens. I had two whole chickens which I cut into parts to try two different barbecued chicken recipes.
One was using our recent Brown Sugar and Balsamic BBQ Sauce . The second, a simple grilled chicken that was marinated with the Indian Spice mix, Garam Masala.
Each side of the grill was occupied by one of the two version, both which turned out to be quite excellent.
As I was glazing the the chicken on one side of the grill with the barbecue sauce I looked at the other side of the grill and had a thought. I wonder what the marinated chicken would be like with some of the homemade BBQ sauce?
At that very moment Spouse stuck her head out the kitchen door. “You should try putting some of that BBQ sauce on the Indian marinated chicken.”
Well, I guess that little coincidence sealed the deal and I did exactly that. The result was simply incredible; so much so that I have been craving more of this chicken every day since.
This is definitely not boring BBQ chicken! It is simply one of the most flavourful things I have ever cooked on the old gas grill. Let me know if you agree.
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- 1 whole chicken , cut into individual pieces and trimmed of excess skin and fat or about 3 pounds of chicken pieces.
- 1 clove finely minced garlic
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 3 tsp garam masala
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- juice of one lemon
- 1 cup Brown Sugar Balsamic BBQ Sauce
Trim the chicken pieces well and mix all of the other ingredients except the barbecue sauce.
Marinate the chicken in a Ziploc bag for about an hour before cooking completely on a gas or charcoal grill. i
n the final 15 minutes of cooking time, continuously brush the barbeque sauce in several layers onto the grilled chicken turning it several times during the glazing process.
Great served with a simple fresh summer salad and/or baked potatoes.