Black and Gold Chicken with Dirty Rice and Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Total Time:
2 hr 40 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
2 hr 10 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 (3 1/2 to 4-pound) chickens
  • 1 heaping teaspoon hot chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fennel pollen
  • Dash ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 5 dried morel mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 carrots, peeled cut into chunks
  • 2 onions, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into chunks
  • 26 ounces beer
  • 1 1/2 quarts water
  • Barbeque Sauce, recipe follows
  • 4 cups instant white rice
  • Black Bean and Corn Salsa, recipe follows
Directions

Break down chickens to get 4 breasts on the bone (with skin) and 4 leg-thigh pieces. Trim all fat and skin from the carcasses and hack into small pieces.

In a small bowl, combine chili powder, ground cumin, fennel pollen, white pepper, and fine salt. Rub all over chicken breasts, cover and keep refrigerated.

Preheat an outdoor grill for indirect grilling. Season chicken legs with salt and pepper, wrap in aluminum foil to form a pouch. Grill away from the heat source until chicken is very tender, about 1 hour.

Place the chicken bones, dried mushrooms, carrots, celery, onion and salt in cheesecloth and tie off with twine. Add beer and water to stock pot and toss in tied up bones. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Simmer for 2 hours. Remove tied up bones.

After the legs have cooked for 1 hour, remove from grill. Discard skin and bones, shred chicken meat and set aside. Place dry rubbed chicken breast on grill skin side down over direct heat. Grill chicken, turning once, until cooked through about 5 to 6 minutes per side. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat Barbeque Sauce to simmering. Stir in leg meat.

When the dish is 5 minutes away from finished, measure out 4 cups hot stock into a clean saucepan. Return to simmer, add white rice, cover and remove from heat. Let sit 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

Slice chicken breast, serve over rice with leg meat and Corn and Black Bean Salsa.

A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.

Barbecue Sauce:

2/3 cup ketchup (recommended: Heinz)

4 ounces beer

2/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon hot chili powder

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa:

2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

6 ounces frozen corn, thawed

1 large beef steak tomato, seeded and finely diced

1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and finely diced

1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped

1 cup tomato juice

1 medium red onion, finely diced

1 lime, juiced

In a mixing bowl, toss all of the ingredients together and let sit for 1 hour.

Home Cook Recipe: A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchen have not tested this recipe and therefore cannot make representation as to the results.


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