04 Mar A Feast of Fridays: Pineapple Habanero Chicken Glaze
My family asks for this glaze frequently, so we have it once a month or so. In winter, or when the weather’s bad for any reason, I put the chicken pieces and the glaze in my crockpot, turn it on “low,” and go about my business for 6-8 hours. In summer, we use this same glaze on our grill.
Tomorrow however, I’m using my crockpot. A slow cooker is, truly, a cook’s best friend!
Pineapple Chicken Glaze:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup Pineapple Habanero pepper jelly
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded pineapple
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/3 teaspoon dried thyme
For your crockpot, just blend all the ingredients together in a bowl and pour it into the crockpot with the chicken.
If you’re grilling, or using your oven’s broiler, you need, for best results, to do a little more preparation with the glaze.
Melt butter in saucepan. Add cornstarch and blend. Add remaining ingredients; cook five minutes over low heat, stirring constantly. Brush on chicken during last five minutes of broiling or grilling time. Heat remaining glaze and serve with the chicken.
P.S. This glaze is delicious with pork, too!