If using the marinade that was used on the chicken, bring that marinade to a rolling boil for at least 5 minutes before using as a sauce. This will kill the bacteria from the chicken and also thickens the marinade up for better sauciness.
This marinade goes great on everything! You can use it as a rib sauce (Exclusive Recipe Club Newsletter Recipe - Sign up to start receiving them too!) This makes a great topping for roasted pork or a smoked ham as well. And because of the sweetness, kids will love it too!
You can put this on a salad, you can use it as a dip, you can spice your mashed potatoes, it makes me do a flip!
This stuff is fantastic. You can even make it on a gas grill if you don't have an Apollo™ Smoker. Just use your Napoleon® Smoker Tube, fill it with soaked wood chips and place it on the sear plates. Turn one side of the grill (the one with the tube) and set your temperature for 225°F. Place the cut garlic on the "off" side of the grill and smoke away.
I make a lot of gravies and sauces on this blog. But have you ever wondered how it’s done? Sure, I say to put this, this and this together and magically there is a perfect sauce or gravy, but what I do, I do by feel and sometimes I can’t express that well when typed. So I decided to put together a “perfect sauce” tutorial in photos to help illustrate how I make great gravies and cream sauces.
To illustrate the techniques I use to get the best results, I made a creamy cheese sauce for my homemade macaroni and cheese. I have no formal training as a chef or cook, but this is what works for me. Also, I don’t measure when it comes to a few recipes that I make. Pancakes, mac and cheese and chili are a few recipes that are like this. I do these things by feel so the measurements are not as accurate as one would think. If you’re looking for a recipe that is exact, check out this Plank Baked Mac and Cheese.
I actually made this as a christmas gift for the friend mentioned above. But I had to know if it was alright before they received it. I brought the leftovers after bottling this sauce and let them taste it. The reaction was incredible! They loved it.
This sauce is natural and has very little in the way of preservatives. SO if you're going to use it, use it up in 2 weeks or less. You can freeze it, it freezes well. Or if you're using canning jars, as long as the lid is sealed (pops) when you pour the just finished sauce into it, you should be alright to keep it on a shelf. Just use it within 2 weeks after unsealing it.
This meal was so much fun. Granny and the husband had a grand and gourmet meal. Granny had a blast helping me set up for the photos that we took. I really enjoyed showing her what I do, not just telling her all about it. Try gourmet-ing up your favourite go to meals. Tell me how it goes.
But here is the Crock Pot version. Fantastic if you have no time and little in the way of ingredients. You can also substitute pork chops for chicken in this recipe and use all milk instead of water and milk.
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