So this didn't go as expected. My inner pyro was fascinated with the the Volcano Chicken recipe on Importfood.com. I love Thai food and I've never intentionally set my food on fire before so what's not to love? It looked easy and not too dangerous.
I made the marinade(screw the mortar and pestle I used my mini-processor). I also subbed Sambal Olek for the chili in oil.
Then I had the brilliant idea of putting this on the grill since it's a bit warm for the oven here and I've seen people grill their chickens on beer cans before. I'm not an experienced griller but it seemed easy enough. HA!
I wanted to light the chicken outside and take a picture of the flaming chicken by the pool. Who wouldn't want to see that?
Turns out the whiskey in the marinade is already flammable and my chicken set his own self on fire so no final flambee for me. Luckily I caught it before it burned to a crisp (I was able to salvage most of the skin-yay!) but was disappointed I couldn't get my picture.
Despite the fire the chicken was cooked perfectly and the marinade is delish. A definite keeper. I'll make this again this fall or winter. I'll do it in the oven then take it outside for that pool shot.
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