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Indonesian Canteloupe Barbecue Sauce Chicken
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Indonesian Cantaloupe Barbecue Sauce Chicken

A fabulous Canteloupe BBQ Sauce can transform ordinary chicken into something spactacular.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Chicken Recipes
Cuisine: Indonesian
Calories: 531.83kcal


  • BBQ Sauce Ingredients:
  • 2 cups cantaloupe puree
  • 3 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons kecap manis
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal Olek Indonesian chili paste
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • Chicken Ingredients:
  • 5 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup Cantaloupe Barbecue Sauce plus extra for serving


  • In a deep skillet, combine cantaloupe puree and ginger. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, until some of the water content has evaporated.
  • Add fish sauce, Kecap Manis, brown sugar, sambal olek, lime juice, water and cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a small bowl, whisk tapioca starch and 2 tablespoons water until combined. Add to sauce and simmer another 5 minutes.
  • To make chicken, preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Toss chicken in the sauce. Place in an aluminum foil coated dish. Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Brush chicken pieces with sauce that will be pooled underneath the chicken. Transfer to broiler on high and cook for 5 minutes. Flip chicken pieces over and broil another 5 minutes.
  • Serve with extra sauce.


Calories: 531.83kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.71g | Protein: 50.82g | Fat: 21.31g | Saturated Fat: 9.57g | Sodium: 1982.6mg | Fiber: 1.95g | Sugar: 26.85g