Serves 6-8; recipe by Courtney McDonald
For the chicken:
-2 whole farmers’ market chickens, each cut into 8ths with bone in
-2 cups Snow’s Citrus Court Mandarin Orange Grill Sauce
-6 yellow or white firm-ripe nectarines
-3 Tbsp olive oil
-2 Tbsp honey
-salt and pepper, to taste
Several hours before you plan to serve the chicken, marinate the chicken pieces in the 2 cups mandarin grill sauce. 30 minutes before grilling, preheat grill to medium,-high heat. Halve the nectarines and remove the pit. Toss halves with the olive oil and honey, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken over indirect heat until cooked through. Transfer to a serving platter to rest while the nectarines cook. Allow the grill to come back up to temperature, then evenly spread the nectarine halves on the grill, cut side down. Grill until nicely caramelized, about 2 minutes. Flip the nectarines over and cook on the other side for another 30 seconds to heat through. When nectarines have finished cooking, arrange on top of the cooked chicken and serve immediately.
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Lincoln, CA 95648
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Penryn, CA 95663
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