Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Grilled Chicken
Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Grilled Chicken
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 1 hr 50 min
  • total: 2 hr 35 min
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  • Summary

    There are hundreds, if not thousands, of barbecue chicken recipes out there, and we've certainly had our share, so we can say with authority that this spicy sweet-and-sour grilled chicken is the best we've had to date. It's got enough heat to titillate your taste buds, but not so much that kids will steer clear. The additions of tomato paste and soy sauce provide deep, dark, low notes that keep the sauce from squealing. In other words, it's heat with harmony. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for Fiery Fare. Menu also includes Spicy Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce and Chile-Ginger-Mint Jellies.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup water
    • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons tomato paste (from a 6-ounce can)
    • 1 cup soy sauce
    • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 3/4 cup minced onion (about 1 medium)
    • 1/3 cup minced serrano or jalapeño chiles with seeds
    • 1/4 cup minced garlic (about 9 large cloves)
    • 6 large chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 pounds)
    • 6 large chicken thighs (about 2 pounds), trimmed of any excess fat and skin
    • Lime wedges for serving
    • Instant-read thermometer

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1502 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 151 g 232.23%
    • Saturated Fat: 45 g 225.13%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 129 mg 42.84%
    • Sodium: 3140 mg 130.85%
    • Calcium: 40 mg 3.97%
    • Potassium: 257 mg 7.34%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.45%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 32 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.69%
    • Sugar: 25 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 30 g
    • Vitamin A 2.76%
    • Vitamin C 21.69%
    • Vitamin D 72.17%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat30
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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