Asian Barbeque Chicken Breast....This is a very flavorful and tasty bbq sauce...it is full of flavor and surprisingly low in salt...It gets most of the flavor from the sweet onion and roasted garlic....
6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup oyster sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
4 boneless, skin-on chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
1.Preheat the oven to 350°. Wrap the garlic cloves in foil and bake for about 30 minutes, until soft. Squeeze the garlic from the skins into a small bowl.
2.In a skillet, cook the chopped onion in the vegetable oil over moderate heat, covered but stirring occasionally, until the onion is caramelized, about 10 minutes. Add the roasted garlic, ground black pepper and oyster sauce, add the soy sauce, add the water and white wine vinegar and simmer over moderate heat until the barbecue sauce is very thick, about 5 minutes. Transfer the barbecue sauce to a blender and puree until smooth.
4.Light a grill. Oil the grates and grill the chicken skin side down over moderately high heat until the skin is crisp, about 7 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook over moderate heat until the chicken is almost white throughout, about 5 minutes. Generously brush the barbecue sauce onto the skin; turn and grill until glazed, about 30 seconds. Generously brush the other side with sauce, turn and grill the chicken until glazed. Repeat the glazing on both sides. Transfer the chicken to a work surface to rest for 5 minutes.
5.Slice the chicken breasts crosswise and transfer to plates.
roast the garlic cloves in the oven for 30 minutes...
after 30 minutes it is soft and nutty....and golden brown...
saute and caramelized the onions...
and then add the rest of the ingredients....cook, reducing by half and the transfer to a blender and blend until smooth...
set aside the finished sauce, this can be made a couple of days ahead...
lightly season your chicken breasts with garlic powder and pepper...
start your grilling...make sure you temp your chicken, proper temp is 165...
your chicken will get crusty and that is exactly what you are looking for..
This is great, with a great big salad and garlic bread!!
Cheers to Happy !!