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Brown Sugar Grilled Chicken

Went and saw my parents this past weekend…

This is my dad

this is me and Dad

I get my goofy side from my dad.


Oh and my bro got in on the fun too

Oh enough with the shenanigans, let’s get to cooking!


4 bone-in skin-on chicken breasts (I used chicken thighs)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Canola Oil
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tablespoons orange marmalade
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon Sriracha
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

1. Rinse and dry the chicken. Trim any excess fat and place, skin side up, between two heavy-duty plastic bags. With a meat mallet, pound the chicken vigorously until flattened, even and approximately 1/2 inch thick. Pat dry with paper towels and transfer to a rack set over a baking sheet. Refrigerate the chicken, uncovered, for at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours.*

2. Meanwhile, combine the butter, sugar,
lemon juice, marmalade
mustard, Sriacha and smoked paprika.
Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is thick.
Transfer half of the sauce to a small bowl for basting and keep the remaining sauce warm over low heat until ready to serve.

3. Preheat the grill to medium high.

4. Brush the skin of the chicken with the canola oil and season both sides generously with sea salt and pepper. Clean and oil the grill grates. Place the chicken skin side down Cover the grill and cook until skin is lightly browned – about 5 minutes. Flip chicken so that the skin side is up and, using a basting brush, brush with some of the sauce. Cover and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Carefully turn the chicken again and brush underside with more sauce. Cover, lower heat a bit and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Turn chicken one more time and cook until done, about 4-5 minutes, or until the breasts registers 150º F, checking to make sure that the sauce isn’t caramelizing too quickly. If it is, move the chicken to a part of the grill that has indirect heat.




(The temperature will continue to rise as the chicken rests). Transfer the chicken to a serving platter, brush with additional sauce, and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with the reserved warm sauce. Enjoy!




Hello World! My name is Jamie! But a lot of peeps think I am Crazy! So some call me Crazy Jamie! The name originally came from my mother in law, she nick named me crazy nena, which means crazy woman in Spanish and well I always loved the name and well its stuck and I feel it fits me quite well. So I went with it! My friend Stacey’s kids also call me Crazy Jamie. Not Jamie, but Crrrrazy Jamie! Why be just Jamie, when I can be CRAZY JAMIE! So welcome to my world! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Food! I probably think about food more than a man thinks about sex. Well maybe not…But I think about it a LOT! I am always looking for recipes and inspirations and things I want to cook! I collect recipes and I LOVE Pinterest! Greatest place to get recipes! That’s where I get all mine! I am 35 years young and have been married to my Puerto Rican Hubby Normando Luis. Going on 5 years this year! We got hitched on 8-8-08. It’s just the two of us and always will be. I don’t want kids and yes he is ok with that! I like it just the two of us having fun, sipping wine, cooking, walking around naked and being goofy and on the go. It’s how we roll, and I LOVE our life! Why be like everyone else! I LOVE to be different! I have always been the odd one out, or stood out, or stood alone and always the loud girl. I am me 100% me all the time! Cussing, goofy, tons of energy, picture taking, pink hairs, crazy, outgoing chic! Some don’t like it, but that’s ok, not everyone can like someone so awesome! Did I mention I LOVE food, all kinds! My favorite food is Sushi, then Italian! I also LOVE learning how to make foods from my hubby’s homeland of Puerto Rico! I will travel there someday! I also LOVE Cajun/creole food! I think I was a Cajun in a past life! I also LOVE to make homemade pasta and my most favorite tomatoes are San Marzano tomatoes! How I show love to friends and family is by cooking for them! I put my heart and soul into my food and cooking! It’s my passion and you can see, hear and taste it! My favorite place to be in is my kitchen cooking! I love to hike and have lived in Colorado my whole life. I don’t think I could live anywhere there wasn’t mountains! I also LOVE the dry heat! I don’t handle humidity too well. Along with cooking and taking pictures and hanging out with my hubby, I also have a side salsa business I do as well as a cupcake business too. I love to stay busy! Why rest? I can’t sit still so I just keep a moving anyway I can! So this is me and my world and welcome to it!

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