Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cooking Challenge #3

My next item from the Top 25 list is Grilled Chicken Breasts with  Barbecue Glaze.

Cooking notes:
- all the comments that I read said the longer this marinated, the better it was so I did mine overnight.    It was definitely flavourful and moist.  (Edited to add:  Just because Rhonda asked - the marinade was a combination of barbecue sauce, honey, mayonnaise, garlic and ginger.  The mayo was the unusual ingredient.)
- For only 2 people, I don't start our gas barbecue very often so I baked these in the oven for 45 minutes and then finished them on the countertop grill.  Next time I will do them on the barbecue!  The oven baking resulted in more of a poached product and the glaze didn't turn crispy and golden.  Putting them on the grill helped a bit but  they were probably a bit overdone.
- I would use chicken thighs next time because they don't get so dry if they are slightly overdone.
- The marinade was an interesting combination of ingredients but you don't get to taste it as a sauce, which is what I prefer.
- This was an okay recipe - no problems but I don't think I'd rush to make it again.  The life of a test kitchen cook!

Next up:  Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. There are always those recipes that work and those that don't. I remember making a salad last year when one of Tyler's friends came over and I didn't taste it before we ate. Yuck! It was awful. The two boys ate it and didn't really complain but I couldn't finish it. I guess it's important to taste before you serve. ;)
    I'm eager to check out the next challenge. It sounds delicious.

  2. ooh I'm excited about the next one too!! I'm curious what was in the marinade.

  3. Heather Moll10:37 PM

    I agree, it's always hit and miss when trying something new but it's totally worth it when you get a good one!