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Roatan Bourbon Chicken

May 19, 2010

~ Patty ~

There was a big wedding in Roatan this winter.  Our friend, Tiff’s older brother, Tommy, was getting married and the reception was at the main lodge.

Their whole family came down. It was very exciting for our little enclave. Everything so glamorous and fa-fa! Nothing like our usual super casual. Tiff’s brother, Eddie, catered the event. The food was outstanding! And, he created the recipes on the spot. It was fascinating to watch and the results were sumptuous. This Roatan Island Chicken was my favorite. The quantities are large, as to be expected for a crowd, but it can be cut down for smaller groups.

I was thrilled to have the recipe.

One year ago: Grilled Polenta with Easy Tomato Sauce, Cedar Plank Sweet Potatoes

Roatan Island Bourbon Chicken

5 – 9 lbs Chicken pieces…thighs, breasts etc…. (the photo shows all wings – they were excellent!)

Mix together and marinate chicken pieces overnight:

1C Bourbon

1C Soy Sauce

1/2 C Worcestershire Sauce

2C White wine

1-2 T Garlic, minced

2 T Onion powder

1T Garlic powder

1T Ginger, powdered

1T Black pepper

1/4 C Dijon Mustard

2-3 C Brown sugar

On grill, sear chicken on each side, not to cook, but to get grill marks and smokey flavor.

In the meantime,stir into marinade:

1/4C Bourbon with some Cornstarch….to thicken

Return grilled chicken to marinade.

Bake at 350 degrees until chicken is done. (160 degrees) About 30 to 45 minutes.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2010 11:42 pm

    The recipe looks easy. The picture makes me feel so hungry. I can’t wait to try it.

  2. May 20, 2010 9:40 am

    Wow that place is beautiful. Is Roatan in Honduras? I’ve never heard of it before – I just googled it. What a lovely place for a wedding. Beautiful chicken too! ;)

  3. Pat permalink
    May 20, 2010 10:48 am

    I have to have this for dinner TONIGHT! It is so delicious!!!

    • foododelmundo permalink
      May 20, 2010 12:40 pm

      I must concur in its DELICIOUSNESS!
      ~ Mary

  4. foododelmundo permalink
    May 20, 2010 1:07 pm

    When we made this, everyone at the table came up with different renditions/variations of how we could use the sauce. We all agreed it would be great done on the stove top with boneless skinless chicken and served over rice for a quick week-night dinner.
    This sauce is OUTSTANDING!
    Thank You Tiff’s brother Eddie!!!
    ~Mary

  5. May 20, 2010 4:46 pm

    Fabulous chicken! What a beautiful place. We did two weddings this month. May must be a hot month for marriage.

  6. May 20, 2010 5:52 pm

    Don’t know where Roatan is but boy, it’s beautiful!!! The chicken looks unbelievable! I’d grab the whole plate of wings for myself!

  7. May 20, 2010 6:31 pm

    That looks good! It seems doable for the average kitchen cook as well which is always a plus. I will definitely have to try this one out.

  8. May 20, 2010 8:52 pm

    What a perfect scene and dish for a wedding!

  9. May 20, 2010 11:44 pm

    What a stunningly beautiful place, the water looks so inviting. And an amazing looking dish!

  10. May 21, 2010 7:58 am

    Thanks for this delicious looking recipe!

  11. Rick permalink
    May 21, 2010 3:17 pm

    This makes me feel like vacation. Never thought chicken would bring that reaction in me.

  12. May 22, 2010 1:34 pm

    Looks good :)

  13. May 22, 2010 10:40 pm

    beautiful pictures! this looks and sounds delicious.

  14. May 23, 2010 9:49 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! can’t wait to try it.

  15. Tiffany Bauer Volk permalink
    May 23, 2010 1:47 pm

    YEA!!! Bourbon Chicken…I was wondering what’s for dinner and now i know!!!! This sight is the BEST!!! Love Roatan:)

  16. May 23, 2010 6:57 pm

    WOWzers. This looks great!

  17. May 25, 2010 8:51 pm

    You had me at Bourbon!

  18. Aimster permalink
    May 28, 2010 10:14 am

    I finally had a chance to make this recipe. We had it last night. I love the flavor combination, the ginger was a great twist. Thanks!

    • foododelmundo permalink
      May 28, 2010 11:10 am

      You say “finally”, I say that was QUICK!
      So glad you liked it.
      Thanks for coming back and letting us know!
      ~Mary

  19. June 11, 2010 7:50 am

    that looks mouth watering!!! yuuummm!!!

  20. January 31, 2011 12:08 pm

    Very delicious. Just got back from a cruise that stopped in Roatan and the local women made us the most delectable chicken and I wanted to re-create the dish. This recipe was very close to what we had eaten. I did omit the soy sauce and used Braggs (friend is gluten intolerant) added real minced ginger and for a drizzle I took the marinade/pan drippings and added green curry paste and half a can of coconut milk. Everyone loved it!!

    • foododelmundo permalink
      January 31, 2011 10:12 pm

      The additions sound absolutely amazing!
      ~Mary

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