Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What's for Dinner?

photo by Joy Newman

Our good friend John introduced us to this easy, delicious recipe.  Just remember if your meat is frozen to thaw it first.  We like to use chicken thighs, but chicken legs would work as well.  Boneless is harder to cook this way as it tends to dry out.  Don't be mad at me, but there aren't really measurements with this recipe. Trust me--it will turn out!

chicken thighs or legs, skin on (we usually buy them at Costco)
seasonings such as Santa Maria style, Lawry's or Susie Q
your favorite BBQ sauce, we like Mo's Sweet Carolina's

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  In a large pyrex or lasagna pan (your largest, deepest dish works best) lay out the chicken in a single layer. Sprinkle liberally with your seasonings; turn the chicken over and sprinkle more seasonings.  If your chicken isn't completely thawed, this will still work.  Pour a little bit of sauce on top of the chicken--it doesn't need to be even and can be as much or as little as you like.  Cover tightly with tin foil and cook for at least 2 hours, until the chicken is falling off the bone.
2. When ready, heat BBQ and baste chicken with BBQ sauce. BBQ chicken just long enough to give it that barbecued flavor and leave grill marks.  Serve with cilantro rice and a side salad.

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