So on Saturday while Lisa and Rachel were working the Rockport Farmer’s Market I decided to BBQ some chicken. I started off the way I always would… I put a nice dry rub on the whole breasts I was planning on smoking. I built a nice fire using a little charcoal and a lot of pecan wood and proceeded to smoke my chicken for about 4 hours making sure that the temp inside the grill area never got over 250 degrees. When I smoke chicken I’m always leery of undercooking. I have an electronic (remote) thermometer that I use. I insert it in one of the larger breasts and wait until the bird gets up to about 160 degrees (internal) before I start adding BBQ Sauce.
I’m about 4 hours into preparing this meal when I discover that I don’t have any BBQ Sauce for the chicken. For the record, Sweet Baby Ray’s Original is the only BBQ sauce we use in this house. Our other car was in the shop, so I was just out of luck! It must be time to experiment.
I was feeling like experimenting with some Asian flavors. When I lived in Hawaii we always used to buy Teriyaki BBQ’d chicken and beef. If they could do that, why couldn’t I? Here’s what I did:
I found a brand new bottle of Teriyaki in the pantry. I poured about 1/3 to 1/2 of the 15oz bottle in a large bowl. Next I poured a 15oz container of Ty Ling’s Sweet and Sour Sauce. Next I added about a teaspoon of Garlic Powder. About a quarter cup (I’m totally guessing. I have no idea how much I actually added) of Olive Oil. Lastly I added approximately 1 Tablespoon of Sriracha hot sauce. Mixed it up thoroughly and spooned it generously over my chicken while it finished cooking.
Since the girls weren’t home from the market when I took the cooked chicken off the smoker, I put all of the chicken into a casserole dish and put it in an oven at 180 degrees. Of course before I put it in there I poured the rest of the Asian BBQ sauce over it.
Lisa asked me if I remembered how to make this. I assured her that I did. Just the same, she asked me to write it down, or better yet put it on our blog so that we’d have it forever! Try it! It’s awesome!