My summertime diet can be broken down into four categories: Ice Cream, S’mores, Salad and/or Berries and Grilled Chicken.
Sometimes it teeters more on the Ice Cream/S’mores Side, so when that happens, I like to balance things out with a nice dinner of grilled chicken. With salad or berries on the side. And more ice cream/s’mores for dessert (they are just TOO GOOD, OK?).
This Sweet & Sticky Grilled Chicken
has been on the regular for quite some time now. It’s the best of all the things: Sweet, savory, tangy, even a little spicy. Plus, it’s ridonkulously easy to make and you only spend, like, one beer’s worth of time in front of the sizzling hot grill that’s parked in this overly hot weather we’re having. Sounds like a winner, winner, chicken dinner to me.
The first step to finger-lickin’ goodness is to slash the chicken a few times (I prefer using drumsticks for this recipe, but any piece of chicken will do), then rub in all that dry rub goodness. That’ll be some thyme, rosemary, paprika, garlic, chili powder and brown sugah. Leave the chicken to sit and make merry with the dry rub for a few hours in the fridge.
Take the chicken out of the fridge and place it in a roasting pan. I like to prebake the chicken before grilling it so the end result is a more flavorful, more tender, mo’ juicier (and fully cooked) drumstick. Commence the drooling.
Once the drumsticks are baked and cooked through, we grill…
Until they’re nice and charred and OHMYGOSHCANIJUSTEATONERIGHTNOW.
Ahem. As I was saying, once the drumsticks are done and grilled, spoon on that sweet, savory, tangy and spicy homemade barbecue sauce.
And now, enjoy. Try not to eat too many, though – we need to save room for ice cream and s’mores!Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!