Perfectly BBQ Chicken

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ok, so chicken is not my best friend. I can live without it and when I started incorporating it in my diet again, I was kinda "eh" about it. Then this came into my life and I realized why chicken can be delicious.

Please, please, please, buy the bone in, skin on chicken breasts. Do not have a coronary, you will take the skin off. I promise it comes apart easily because of the marinade and excellent cooking method. I put this chicken over a bed of lettuce with grilled asparagus, grape tomatoes, pecans and a grilled lemon. You, however, could do the same, serve it in a sandwich, put it in a tortilla, or stand over your grill, eat messily, and praise the world's chicken supply.

Serves 4.
You'll need:
A bbq (I use gas)
large bowl/dish
grilling brush

2 large BONE IN and SKIN ON chicken breasts
1/3 cup olive oil
1 lemon, squeezed
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/4 tablespoon pepper
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 fresh sprig rosemary (or any other fresh, sturdy herb)
2 cloves garlic, minced

Place all ingredients, except chicken, in a large bowl or dish. Stir and add chicken. Cover chicken and cover dish with foil. Marinade in fridge for at least 1 hr and up to overnight.

Heat grill to medium heat. Place chicken, skin side down on grill. Let cook, grill closed. for 12 minutes. Turn over and cook for 7 minutes. At this point, you'll need to check the chicken You'll need to cook it for 5-15 minutes longer, depending on grill and meat thickness.
When fully cooked place on plate and take the foil you previously used to cover the chicken. Let rest for 10 minutes- don't forget this step- it makes it much more juicy.
Pull off skin and de-bone...Enjoy.

New blog

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

If you're joining me from my previous blog- glad you found me in cyberspace again. If not, I hope you'll soon become a faithful follower.
Like my last blog, I will mostly be posting recipes I make. Some healthy, some sweet, some mess ups. Some with meat, some without, some using vegan products, some using good ole' fatty and sweet ingredients you would find in Paula Deen's kitchen.
Unlike my last blog I'll also be posting additional goodies. Once a week I'll give myself a challenge and write about it here. Expect to see me challenge myself to eating only fruit every day for breakfast, spending a week eating no packaged foods and whatever other challenge I can cook up.
Finally, I'll also share another love of mine- running. When I'm running I'm thinking about cooking and when I'm cooking I'm thinking about running. This year I'm running a race a month, so expect pictures and stories from those adventures.

Happy reading (and cooking),


FYI- first recipe will be Perfect BBQ chicken