Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Menu Part: 
Entree
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
2

Chicken marinated overnight in soy sauce, sherry, honey, ginger, garlic, star anise turns out moist and delicious and will make you think of the islands.

Ingredients

1 chicken (4 lb.),cut into 8 pieces
1⁄2 cup soy sauce
1⁄4 cup water
1⁄4 cup sherry
1⁄4 cup honey
1 tsp. grated ginger
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 star anise, crushed
1⁄2 tsp. cracked black pepper
Shoyu Barbecue Sauce (recipe follows)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Steamed white rice
Stir-fried baby bok choy

Shoyu Barbecue Sauce:
1 cup soy sauce
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
1⁄4 cup honey
1⁄4 cup sherry
1⁄4 cup chicken stock
1⁄4 cup water
1 tbsp. plum or hoisin sauce
2 star anise, crushed
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 slice fresh ginger
Cornstarch slurry

Steps

1. Combine chicken with soy sauce, water, sherry, honey, ginger, garlic, star anise, and black pepper in a large, non-reactive baking pan. Marinate at least 2 hr. or overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Par bake chicken at 400°F. for about 15 min. Or steam the chicken 12-15 min.

3. Prepare Shoyu Barbecue Sauce. Per serving, grill chicken 2-3 min per side, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Coat chicken in the Shoyu Barbecue Sauce and wrap in foil. Finish in the oven for about 5 min. so the sauce steams into the chicken.

5. Serve chicken with rice and stir-fried bok choy.

Shoyu Barbecue Sauce:

Combine all ingredients except cornstarch slurry in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Thicken slightly with cornstarch slurry. Yield: About 2 cups.

Source: Recipe from Chef Brack May

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