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You can really use just about any part of the chicken skin on or off, but I have to say that it is better with the skin left on. Prepare ahead the chicken needs to marinate in the fridge for 3 hours, and if possible use only dark sugar it seems to work better, my family loves this chicken!
- 10 -12 chicken pieces (pat dry very well)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced (or to taste)
- 2 -3 green onions, chopped very small
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- black pepper
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (can use more than 1/4 teaspoon, but no less)
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup dark brown sugar, plus
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup dark rum
- 1⁄4 cup pineapple juice
- Prepare a glass dish large enough to hold the chicken pieces.
- To make the rub, combine all rub ingredients.
- Place the washed and dried chicken pieces in the glass dish.
- Rub the pieces all over with oil.
- Then rub the seasonings all over the chicken pieces to coat well.
- Cover and refrigerate for minimum 3 hours.
- Meanwhile, prepare the glaze.
- To make glaze, combine butter, sugar, dark rum and pineapple juice in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 8-10 minutes; remove from heat, and set aside until ready to grill.
- After 3 hours, prepare the grill to high heat.
- Arrange the chicken pieces on the grill.
- Brush with glaze, turning the chicken until brown and cooked.
- When serving, drizzle with any remaining sauce.
Wow! What an exceptional chicken recipe! I didn't exactly follow the directions, although I did use the ingredients in the amount you listed. The change I made was to turn the rub into a marinade by adding 1/4 C rum, 1/4 C pineaple juice and 1/4 C olive oil to the spices. I used skinless, boneless breasts cut into cubes. I threaded the chicken onto skewers with red onions and pineapple chunks. I did use the glaze to baste the skewers while they grilled. Everyone loved it. Thanks so much for this great recipe! I plan to make it over and over.
Unbelievable! No kidding, this was THE best ever dinner and so easy.<br/>I looked up pineapple and chicken because these were ingredients I had in fridge.......and voila! Way to go Kittencalskitchen. My family loved it so much we are making again tonight. (twice this month). Should mention however, I did not have dark brown sugar so instead, I used approx. 1/4 cup dark molasses. Fabulous. Thank you.
These were hit at a holiday party! We used uncut chicken wings from Whole Foods, and held off on the glaze until they were hot-off-the-grill and drizzled it over the batch. VERY EASY! (We also substituted Capt. Morgan's spiced rum, instead of Myer's, etc. -- cheaper for a small bottle!) Definitely going to make these again ASAP!