Friday, September 11, 2009

Roadside Chicken

Going thru the freezer yesterday, I came across three chicks that needed to be eaten. Since reading about it on a BBQ forum, I’ve been wanting to try Roadside Chicken (I have no idea where the name comes from). The recipe, the pictures and the reviews were all great, so we whipped up a batch today using 1½ chicks, sided with some mac & cheese (a granddaughter favorite) and salad with bleu cheese. I think I could almost eat grilled chicken, mac, and blue cheese every other day. I used the following recipe:

BrianS – BBQ Central Forum

1 cup White vinegar
½ cup Veg oil
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS Sea or Kosher salt
1 TBS White sugar
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp White pepper
½ tsp Celery salt

Mix/shake till well dissolved. You can marinate the chicken in the sauce for up to 2 hrs before cooking. If so, discard marinade and make fresh for the cooking sauce. I apply the sauce every 5 min to both sides and turn every 5 min. Apply one final coating 5 min before removing from the grill. You can't put too much sauce on while grilling.

And Bev made the mac & cheese from this one:

Scaled down from the original

16 ounce Velveeta, Light cut into chunks
4 tbsp Butter
1 cups Heavy whipping cream
1 cups Whole milk
½ tsp Salt & pepper to taste
18 ounces Elbow Macaroni, dry
1½ cups Cheddar cheese shredded
1 tsp Paprika

1. Pour milk and cream into pot. Add the chunked Velveeta and cook over low heat, stirring until Velveeta has melted. Add 1 stick of butter and melt into cheese sauce. Add salt & pepper to taste.
2. Cook elbow macaroni noodles according to pkg directions. Drain.
3. Place cooked elbow macaroni in turkey-sized roasting pan(if making the full recipe) and pour cheese over. Mix well. Top with 1½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Sprinkle top with paprika.
4. Bake at 350 until bubbly, about one hour.

The other chicken and a half was grilled with olive oil and a little Wolfe citrus for making chicken salad.

The mac & cheese - not as brown as it looks

The platter of chicken

My plate

Everyone loved the mac and 4 out of 5 liked the tang of the chicken, but my sister in law thought she liked regular grilled chicken best. Bev and I would definately cook the chicken again.

1 comment:

  1. That is our favorite Mac n Cheese too! We've made it for the few events we catered and it always gets rave reviews.

    I agree with you, I could eat that plate every other day and not get tired of it for a long time!


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