Blazin' Glory Grilled Chicken
1 jar of Blazin' Glory Beeloved Jam
1 roasting chicken from Open A Bar 2 Ranch
(if you use a chicken from the grocery store I can not guarantee the outcome of the recipe. My guess is that it will taste so awful, that you won't even be able to feed it to the dog. Do not, I repeat DO NOT waste this yummy jam or your time on a store bought chicken. Besides, if you eat store bought chicken you will get warts on your toes and go blind!)
1. Heat up your grill to 350 degrees or so.
2. Meanwhile, butterfly your chicken. Don't know how?? Go check out this link, it's easy!
How to Butterfly a Chicken
3. Oil the grill grates. I dip a paper towel in oil and use tongs to rub the paper towel on the grates.
4. Place the chicken on the grill and grill until done.
I roasted a 6 lb. chicken at around 350 degrees for about an hour and 15 minutes until my meat thermometer read 175 degrees in the thickest part of the breast. I also have a four burner grill and only used the outer two burners and left the middle ones directly under the chicken off. In other words, I used an indirect grilling method.
5. Brush the jam on the chicken a couple of times during the last 15 minutes of grilling.
I also fixed some grilled zucchini from Dan the Mitchell Valley Farm CSA man and grilled rye bread from the breadman to go along with the chicken.
Grilled zucchini couldn't be easier. Slice the zucchini in long strips, brush both sides with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill for about 5 minutes on each side, depending on how hot your grill is. Do the same with the bread, but I used butter instead of olive oil on it.
The only thing that I will do differently next time is that I will heat some of the jam up and serve it on the side to dip the chicken in. That stuff, the jam, is so yummy that having it just on the skin of the chicken is not enough, you need to be able to dip your chicken in it as well!
You can buy Christina's Beeloved Jam at the Scottsbluff Farmers' Market every Saturday morning from 7am-11am downtown at 18th & Broadway or check out her website.