I made some changes to the recipe to simplify it and make it suit our tastes. OMG! YUM! You can make the Fireball Whiskey Glaze ahead of time and just reheat it a bit before cooking the chicken. We seasoned the chicken with a little bit of BBQ seasoning before we threw it on the grill and brushed the Fireball Whiskey Glaze on the chicken a few minutes before it was done cooking. This stuff was ridiculously good. I ate all of my chicken and was wishing I had made extra! Next time! Don't skimp on applying the glaze - it is so good! I wasn't sure that cinnamon whiskey would taste good in a BBQ style glaze, but believe me, it was! This is going into the dinner rotation!
Fireball Whiskey Glazed Chicken
serves 4 to 6
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup red pepper jelly
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
- 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 Tbsp BBQ seasoning
In a medium saucepan, whisk together ketchup, red pepper jelly, sugar, cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes. Add Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and simmer 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Prepare grill. Season both sides of the chicken with BBQ seasoning. Cook chicken until almost done, approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Baste chicken with Fireball Glaze, cook for 2 minutes. Flip chicken, baste again and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove chicken from grill.
Serve chicken with remaining Fireball Glaze.