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Honey-Mustard and Red Onion Barbecued Chicken

Honey-Mustard and Red Onion Barbecued Chicken


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/2 red onion, chopped

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (a couple of handfuls)

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1/2 cup prepared honey mustard, such as Honey Cup brand

  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice (eyeball it)

  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder (eyeball it)

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • Vegetable oil, for drizzling

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Pre-heat grill pan or grill over medium-high heat.

Pour two tablespoons vegetable oil into a small saucepan over medium heat. Add red onions and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Add vinegar and reduce by half, about 1-2 minutes, or longer, if necessary. Add brown sugar and cook one minute to incorporate. Whisk in broth and honey mustard, allspice and curry. Bring sauce to a bubble and reduce heat to lowest setting.

Coat chicken with a drizzle of oil and salt and pepper, to your taste. Place chicken on hot grill and cook 4-5 minutes, then turn. Baste chicken liberally with sauce and cook another 4-5 minutes. Turn once again and baste. Cook 2-3 minutes more to cook through. Transfer chicken to a platter and serve.