bone in chicken breasts

Grilling 101

The weather has been so gorgeous. We have been grilling out about every night. Those of you that know me know Mauri-1that I am a Weber girl. I love my Weber charcoal grill.  My current model is at least 10 years old and it still works great. I am partial to charcoal grilling but I understand the arguments for gas grills. I am not trying to convert you I am just going to encourage you to grill out and enjoy  these beautiful Summer afternoons and evenings.

If you do use a charcoal grill, make sure you allow 30 minutes for your coals to get ready. You can either use a chimney to heat the charcoal or you can stack the charcoal in a pyramid in the grill and use lighter fluid to light the charcoal. You can also mix in some lump charcoal with the charcoal to give you a nice flavor and increased cooking grille

My favorite grilled meat is chicken breasts. I am going to use that as my recipe today.

Grilled Chicken Breasts

8 individual chicken breasts (bone in, skin on) available at your local meat market
3 Tablespoons (or more) Chicken Rotisserie BBQ Rub
Barbecue Sauce of your choice

Liberally rub the chicken breasts with the BBQ Rub. Place the Meat side down on the grill and cook for approximately 7 minutes. Make sure the other side of the breasts are sprinkled with the barbecue rub before you flip the breasts. Cook for approximately 7 minutes. Flip the breasts back to the original side. The breasts will get blackened. Make sure there are no open flames under the breasts. Keep a spray bottle of water to douse the flames. Cook for at least 45 minutes until the thickest part of the breast meat is done.Chicken on the Grill

Take a serving dish and pour a bottle of barbecue sauce in the dish. Cover the cooked chicken breasts with the sauce. This is absolutely delicious. Leftovers can be refrigerated in the serving dish. If the dish is oven-proof the leftovers can be heated at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes and served for another meal.

Enjoy–nothing says summer like grilling out! Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Barbecue Chicken

Sometimes, you have to go back to the basics.  Ask any ball player.  You have to have the fundamentals before you can go to the next level.  How about Barbecue 101?  It doesn’t get any easier–or better than this! IMG_8114r


Barbecue Chicken

3 whole bone-in chicken breasts (cut in half) Your local butcher shop will be glad to do this
2 Tablespoons Chicken Barbecue Rub (You may need more–I like to put this on pretty heavy)
Walnut Creek Applebutter Barbecue sauce

First you light the grill. I am a charcoal girl so I got my Weber Rapid Fire Charcoal Starter.  I just got one this year and I am hooked.  If you click Chicken on the Grillon the highlighted link you will get detailed instructions on how to use this marvel.  I let my coals burn for 20 to 25 minutes.  I dump the coals in the grill and put the grill grate on top of the hot coals.  I put a heavy rub of the Chicken Barbecue on the skin side of the chicken breast and put the chicken breast skin down on the grill.  I shake a heavy amount of the Chicken Barbecue rub on the underside of the chicken breast.  I let the breasts cook for 15 minutes and then I flip the breasts.  I cook for an additional 15 minutes.  I then flip the chicken breasts again.  They are once again skin side down on the grill.  I put the lid on the grill with the vents open and cook for an additional 35 minutes.

I remove the chicken from the grill and serve with barbecue sauce.  You are going to enjoy some great tasting barbecue.

Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table–or grill as the case may be.


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