Monday, August 1, 2011

Let's Get that Chicken Drunk!

I've cooked with wine.
I've beer canned  a chicken.
I make a mean Kahlua cake, yet I have never cooked with vodka.
Until tonight.

When I think of cooking with it, I think penne with a vodka cream sauce (although I can honestly say I have never had it)

Recently I was given a cookbook simply called "The Vodka Cookbook" and a bottle to boot.
I thumbed through the pages but what I was having tonight didn't make it into those chapters.
I guess you could say it was a creative decision to not use the book.
Actually it was lack of ingredients and it being a holiday (so the stores weren't even available to dash out to).

So I improvised.

Good mix actually.
Sweet with a kick.

My only regret was not marinating in the mixture first and having more to brush onto later.
We BBQ'd it and glazed it in the last few minutes of cooking.
Next time for sure!

I'm Listening to: Karma Police - Radiohead

 Sweet with Heat Vodka Glazed Chicken
serves 3
1 chipotle in adobo sauce chopped
1 clove garlic minced finely to a near paste
Juice of 1 orange + zest
1 tbsp. honey
about 1/4 c. vodka
1 tbsp. ketchup
pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients together in a pot with a whisk.
Bring to a low boil for a few minutes.
Lower and reduce slightly.

Brush onto chicken in the last few minutes of grilling.
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  1. Oh - I like it! I love the idea of sweet and heat with the chicken.

    Go out to a good Italian restaurant and get some Penne with Vodka is amazing!

  2. Sounds interesting,,never tried vodka in cooking, but this chicken do look mouthwatering! Thanks for the info:))

  3. A whole book of recipes with vodka, how unusual! I do have a small bottle of vodka but have never used it in cooking. This chicken looks very tasty and the use of sweet & spicy flavors no doubt makes this pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ooo what a great recipe! I've used vodka in marinaras before but never with chicken, yum!

  5. That was inspired cooking!

  6. thanks guys! It certainly was a good use of on hand ingredients!

  7. Sweet and heat are a good combo.