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Decadently sauced and falling-from-the-bone tender, Scott Peacock's classic barbecue chicken recipe is a family favorite. See the following slides for the recipe and step-by-step instructions for getting it right.
"Begin building depth by stirring the spices into the onions and lightly cooking," says Scott. "This step is key to developing their aroma and flavor."
"Much of the sauce's character comes from molasses, which gives a subtle yet distinctive flavor," says Scott.
"Instead of chasing the tomato paste round and round in the pot with a spoon, scoop it up from the measuring cup with a whisk and blend it in," says Scott.
"Lightly simmer until the sauce bubbles thickly across the top and the texture becomes rich and coats the spoon," says Scott.
"Create tight quarters by using baking dishes with just enough space for the chicken pieces, so the chicken can cook in its own juices," says Scott.
"The acidity in the sauce can react with foil, so place a layer of parchment paper over the chicken before covering with foil," says Scott. "A tight seal keeps the sauce from burning and creates an almost no-liquid braise."