How to safely use storebought marinades/sauces?
I received a bottle of orange coconut marmalade marinade/sauce recently, and I have chicken thawing so I can use it tonight. Unfortunately, I won't have time to marinate for very long - so I want to be able to use this stuff as a sauce. How can I do this safely? Can I marinate the chicken for a short time, and then boil the sauce? Or is that not good/safe/delicious? (Sorry if this is an ignorant question - I rarely cook with sauces of any kind!)
I've done it before--dumped the marinade into a saucepan and boiled (make sure it's a good rolling boil) for 2-3 minutes. I've seen this as part of some recipes on Epicurious. They recommend boiling for 1 min, so I added on an extra minute or two just to be safe. Haven't gotten sick yet!
If it's a thick marmalade, I second the suggestion to add a bit of liquid. That way you can really boil it without it burning to the pan.