Grilled Chicken with Apricot-Mustard Glaze

Published September 1, 2008. From Cook's Illustrated.

Why this recipe works:

We wanted a glaze recipe for our barbecued chicken that wasn’t too sweet and didn’t require too much work. So we had to find ingredients—fruit preserves, ketchup, hoisin sauce, peanut butter—thick enough to serve as a base. Building a barbecue glaze recipe from this base was a matter of adding… read more

We wanted a glaze recipe for our barbecued chicken that wasn’t too sweet and didn’t require too much work. So we had to find ingredients—fruit preserves, ketchup, hoisin sauce, peanut butter—thick enough to serve as a base. Building a barbecue glaze recipe from this base was a matter of adding bold flavoring ingredients such as garlic, ginger, herbs, and spices. To prevent burning, we found that it’s best to wait to apply the glaze until the chicken is nearly cooked.

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Serves 4

The glaze recipe makes enough to glaze 4 1/2 pounds chicken.

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