Guy Fieri’s Mojito Chicken
By SMW Staff
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
- 1 (2 1/2 to 3-pound) chicken
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Marinade and Mojito Glaze recipes below.
- Remove backbone of chicken with poultry shears; flatten chicken out by pressing firmly on skin part of chicken so it will sit evenly in a pan.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Combine all the dry spices and rub chicken with spice mixture, especially under the skin. Put into a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients for the marinade, then add chicken to marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Remove chicken from marinade and shake off excess marinade. In a large saute pan over medium to high heat, add 4 tablespoons of extra- virgin olive oil. When oil is hot, place chicken skin side down and sear.
- When skin is golden brown flip chicken and add 1/2 cup of marinade into pan; place pan in oven and cook the chicken for 25 minutes or until chicken has internal temperature of 165 degrees F. on an instant-read thermometer.
- Remove the chicken from oven and brush with Mojito Glaze. Place chicken under broiler for 5 minutes. Remove from broiler, cut and serve immediately with more glaze on the side.
Mojito Chicken Marinade:
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sliced garlic
- 1/4 cup dark rum
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.
- 1/2 cup dark rum
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In medium sauce pot, place rum, chicken broth and brown sugar. Reduce by 1/3 over high heat.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch. When rum mixture is reduced, add cornstarch mixture slowly to simmering liquid and whisk for 3 minutes, until 50 percent thicker. Keep in mind that you might not need all of it.
- When glaze is at desired thickness, add mint leaves and transfer to small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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