Makes 4 servings. Difficulty
For chicken: 1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces, back discarded or reserved for future chicken stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper Olive oil
For glaze: 1/2 cup organic apricot preserves 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For salsa: 1/2 small onion, diced 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely diced 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 jalapeno (or the whole jalapeno if you prefer spicy foods), seeded and minced 1 mango, peeled, seeded and diced 1 Tablespoon lemon juice Kosher salt to taste
Season chicken pieces with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spray chicken pieces all over with olive oil.
On a 2-sided gas grill, turn one side of the grill off. Place chicken on the off side of the grill (leaving the other side on medium heat). Grill chicken in this way over indirect heat for 10 minutes. Alternate the heat, turn the other side off and the side that was off, on. Flip chicken pieces over onto the new "off" side. Continue to cook for 10 more minutes. Repeat process of alternating the heat source and flipping chicken onto the new "off" side. Continue to cook for 10 minutes more.
Meanwhile, place apricot preserves and cayenne pepper in small bowl. Micro-wave preserve mixture for 30 seconds or until it is thinner in consistency.
After chicken has cooked for 30 minutes it should be done, or almost done. Baste chicken with warmed apricot preserve mixture and grill for 5-10 minutes per side or until preserves caramalize on chicken. Remove chicken from grill and tent with foil to keep warm.
In a medium bowl, combine onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, mango and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt.
To serve, place 1 or 2 chicken pieces on each dinner plate and top with mango salsa.
If you don’t have a 2-sided gas grill and instead have a charcoal grill you still can prepare the chicken in the method above. Position the coals on one side of the kettle and place the chicken on the opposite side (not directly over the coals). Every 10 minutes add a few more hot coals to the stack of coals to keep the heat up. (This is easily accomplished by using a very helpful bbq tool called a "Chimney". The coals can be heated outside the grill and only added when additional heat is needed.) With this method you do not have to rotate the chicken from one side to another - just make sure that the heat is held at around 375°F.