Chicken, It’s What’s For Dinner

Remember that Beef ad campaign?

“Beef, It’s what’s for dinner.”

Well, not around my house, it isn’t. Not much anymore these days.

My little tummy doesn’t tolerate beef too well, and SuperMan might as well be sproutin’ feathers for all the chicken he likes to eat. He and the girls are quite the poultry poppers.  Which leaves me with the challenge of coming up with some interesting new ways to serve chicken.  I mean, you can only do baked chicken, fried chicken, etc. so many times you get bored, right?

Enter the newest recipe in my repertoire:Beer-Can-Barbecued-Chicken-58250

Beer Can BBQ Chicken – 
the recipe is from the Kraft Foods website (which has some really good family-friendly, and budget-friendly recipes) (photo is also courtesy of the Kraft website)

I’m planning to cook it tonight along with some grilled corn on the cob.

Have I told you about my love affair with grilled corn on the cob?

Have you TRIED grilled corn on the cob before?

If you haven’t, you need to. It should be a law that everyone has to try it at least once in their lives.

If you ever eat corn this way you will not ever want it boiled again.  The grilling intensifies the sweetness of the corn and gives it a richness of flavor. YUM. I just slap the corn on the grill (still wrapped in their husks) for about 20 minutes (turning every five or so).  They stay even juicier if you soak them for about 10 min in some water before you cook them – the husks won’t scorch as bad, either. (oh, and pull the silk off the top unless you want a cute little fiery candle on your grill)

Anyway, enough about the corn. This is supposed to be about the chicken.  I get distracted easily. Sorry.

So, I’m braving cooking on the grill with ALCOHOL and FIRE and SuperMan is not even at home. He’s off cutting grass and doing manly things at our rental house.

Let’s hope I don’t burn THIS HOUSE down while I’m cooking on the grill.  That would stink.

And probably ruin my dinner plans.

I’ll let you know tomorrow how it turns out. I’m optimistic that the news will be good – as long as I don’t burn anything I shouldn’t. (like my house)

So, what’s your favorite chicken recipe? Have any you’d like to share?  I’d love some new ideas. 

** UPDATE ** I've just wrastled that poor chicken onto the grill. Little Bit thought it wasn't very kind to put a beer can in it's heiney.  But it's there now and not going anywhere.  I'll let you know how this turns out.

6 thoughts on “Chicken, It’s What’s For Dinner

  1. I have GOT to try that recipe! I can’t wait to hear how it turns out and hopefully it will be 4 stars and not a 4 alarm!
    My favorite chicken is called “Seared Chicken” (I think, my Nana taught me)
    Take chicken breasts and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder, brown them in a skillet of hot grease.
    Once browned and the (icky) juices are cooked out, put in a crockpot or covered oven safe dish at 300 with cream of onion soup. I use 2 cans of soup and 1.5 cans of water for 2lbs of chicken (sometimes I do cream of mushroom with roasted garlic) and let simmer for about 1.5 hours. Frequently spoon the gravy over the chicken. When done, serve with rice or Stove Top Stuffing and use that gravy. (Wasting gravy is a sin ya know!)
    You can also do chicken, broccoli and rice casserole. Look that one up because I am not sure of the measurements on everything, but my kids love it!
    I loved finding your blog. Such a great sense of humor! I will be back for sure.


  2. Well, considering all I had at the end of the evening was a carcass, I think it was a success.
    I will have to try the seared chicken. We like all those flavors. Sounds yummy and I love crock-pot cooking!


  3. LOL about the ber can in the chicken’s heiney 🙂
    I’ve made chicken like that before and the flavor and the juiciness is awesome. Mmmmmm
    Happy Saturday SITS Sharefest!


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