Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baked Barbecued Honey Orange Chicken


Marinade
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 4 lb to 5 lb whole chicken
Glaze
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange Juice
1/4 cup homemade bbq sauce or your favorite store bought
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons spicy mustard 
1/4 teaspoon allspice


Mix the orange juice, olive oil, hot sauce, mustard and zest together in a bowl. Add the chicken combine the sauce all over. Cover with plastic wrap, marinate for at least an hour but better overnight if you can in the refrigerator.

Drain the chicken from the marinade. Bake whole chicken in a heavily spray roasting pan on 400 degree hot oven for 25 minutes.  Brush chicken on both sides with glaze and continue baking until chicken juices run clear  about another hour
While the chicken is baking, melt the butter in saucepan or microwave.  Whisk in the honey, orange juice,
 bbq sauce, zest, mustard and allspice. Put some of the glaze in a small dish for serving to dip the chicken in.

Brush the chicken with glaze, flip and brush second side of the chicken . Serve chicken with reserved sauce.

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