My husband is working on perfecting his barbecue chicken. I have to say this version was delicious. He cooked the chicken on a grill rotisserie stuffed with oranges and jalapenos. It was moist and tender and the sauce cooked on the stove top was wonderful. My daughter even said she could eat the sauce right by itself. I served it with this Asian Coleslaw, which to me was a perfect match because I just love barbecue flavors paired with something containing sesame oil. But, it would be just as good with more traditional barbecue sides.
Orange Jalapeno Rotisserie Chicken
- 3 jalapeno peppers, sliced length wise and seeded
- 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. Paprika
- 3/4 tsp. black pepper
- cooking spray such as Pam
- cooking twine
- Preheat grill rotisserie.
- Rinse chicken well with water, and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Spray the inside of the chicken and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
- Tie together legs and wings, so that they stay close in.
- Place on rotisserie rod.
- Cut orange sections along the arc and stuff orange sections and jalapenos inside the cavity of the chicken.
- Tie cavity closed with twine.
- Secure on rotisserie forks.
- Spray outside of chicken with cooking spray and sprinkle with remaining salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Cook on rotisserie over the grill for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours or until the temperature at the breast measures 165 degrees and juices run clear.
- Serve with barbecue sauce.
- 1/4 cup diced jalapenos (leave some seeds in if you like heat, remove them if you don’t)
- 2 Tbsps. liquid Maggie seasoning
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed and then chopped
- 1 cup water
- 3 Tbsps. vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. cumin
- 1 Tbsp. onion powder, or one small onion, chopped
- In a medium saucepan, cook jalapeno and garlic in 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil until soft. If you are using fresh onion, add it to the garlic and jalapeno.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Bring to a boil and boil stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
- Reduce to a simmer and cook 1 1/2 hours or until reduced to half.
This recipe was shared on What’d You Do This Weekend with the Tumbleweed Contessa and Foodie Friends Friday.
Here is the chicken cooking on the rotisserie. As you can see, a little of the jalapeno-orange mixture fell out.