Friday, July 24, 2009

No Fail BBQ Chicken

I had some chicken breasts that I wanted to BBQ up to use in some wraps I planned on making for a picnic on Saturday. This is just a loose recipe so feel free to change anything up to suit your personal tastes.
Take one pkg of chicken-any cut will do. Marinate it in your favourite flavourings. I used garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper and fresh thyme. Let it marinate for a few hours in the fridge or overnight.
Preheat your BBQ and put the chicken on. Let it cook a few minutes and flip to get those great BBQ char marks. Have your favourite BBQ sauce on hand but you will see later you don't really need it. Now is the time to close the lid and walk away. Go unload the dishwasher, get your toddler ready for bed, watch Jeopardy and clean up some toys. Maybe start some laundry while you are at it. The key to this recipe is to completely forget your chicken, for say an hour.
That should be enough time. Do you smell that? Your chicken should be totally burned to a crisp. Black right through. You know it is done when there is smoke billowing out of your BBQ and the chicken looks like charcoal. Mmmm. Like I said before, the BBQ sauce wasn't really needed as you may choose to forget the chicken just before it is time to put it on.