Lemonade Glaze for Chicken or Pork

Lemonade Glazed Chicken

Lemonade Glazed Chicken

When I was asked by a local television station to do a segment on cooking with lemonade my first thoughts went to desserts. I made several sweet dishes but I also wanted to go for some savory uses. I ended up creating this lemonade glaze. I’ve tried it on chicken a couple of times and I could see it going well with pork or even seafood. The sweet/sour nature of lemonade works well as a base for sauces. I used homemade lemonade concentrate, but store bought is fine, too. Here is the recipe. I hope you’ll try it. It really is good.

Lemonade Glaze for Chicken or Pork

2 T. oil
1 medium onion, chopped fine
2 t. minced garlic
12 oz. lemonade concentrate
¼ c. red wine vinegar
2 T. hot sauce, or to taste
1 T. prepared mustard
3 T. honey
1 t. cumin
1 t. ginger
2 t. salt, or to taste

Heat oil in pan and cook onion until lightly browned. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add remaining ingredients and cook until mixture has cooked down and thickened- about 10-15 minutes on medium high heat. Stir occasionally. You should end up with about 1½ of glaze.
To use: Brush on meat during last 15 minutes of cooking if baking or grilling. Add in last 5 minutes if cooking in a pan.

Here is the recipe for the lemonade concentrate.

http://thecharmedkitchen.com/2014/07/12/homemade-lemonade-mix/