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Spanish word of the day: el pollo (chicken)
Some people will say that grilling chicken is not a recipe and I agree – grilling chicken is an art, not a recipe. There is no exact timing that I could give you to make you cook the perfect chicken because I don’t know how big your chicken is or if it is cold outside by the grill or if you have boneless, as opposed to bone-in chicken. What I can do is give you our recipe for marinated chicken, and a guideline for how we like to do things. I hope you enjoy!
Drunken Woodchuck ® Chicken
6 Chicken Thighs (no drumsticks, bone in)
½ Woodchuck ® Amber Cider
Adobo Seasoning (enough to dust the chicken on both sides)
½ tsp Coconut Crystals (or Honey or raw Sugar)
Heat the grill to high heat or preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a saucepan, combine the Woodchuck ® Amber Cider and coconut crystals to medium-high heat until the coconut crystals are dissolved.
Coat the chicken with a light dusting of adobo seasoning on all sides and then pour the beer over the chicken. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes.
Grilling: Place the chicken on the grill (leave it open). This should take about 20 minutes total, and you should flip every 5 minutes (roughly, you will need to watch it).
Oven Baked: Put a little oil down in the pan (or use an oiled grill pan, our favorite because it doesn’t allow the chicken to get soggy) and place the chicken on the pan.
Cook for about 30 minutes at 400, then turn the heat down to 350 and cook for about 15-20 minutes (again, it depends on how big the chicken is, you want the juices to run clear, not pink).
If your chicken isn’t browning enough, turn the heat up to 500 (broil it) for 5 minutes. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then serve.