Grilled marinated chicken thighs


This past weekend we had a party to celebrate my grandsons fourth birthday and as is customary at such events there is food…….. usually lots of food and most times that leaves us with leftovers for close friends and family to take home with them. Well such was not the case here since my son, daughters new boyfriend and a buddy of mine from out of town where there. These three would put Locusts to shame so needless to say there was not much leftover and what there was bit the dust at lunch the next day.

Now as chances would have it I had to work until 5 p.m. the next day so that was making it a bit difficult to prepare dinner but also being a wee bit versatile…… yeah that was a blatant plug for myself……… I purchased some boneless skinless chicken breast on the way home, gave it a quick marinade (see dry rubs and marinades) and popped them on the BBQ and since they were boneless and skinless they were finished in no time and  they were also inhaled in nothing flat…… and yes, I did get some for myself…… thanks for asking.

So here is how we do this one………..


Ten to twelve boneless skinless chicken thighs

Chicken marinade (see dry rubs and marinades)- you could also go so far as to use a store bought BBQ sauce if you wish

Putting it all together:

In a sealable bag or container add the chicken and the marinade

Shake well to coat the chicken and let marinade for at least 30 minutes

Pre- heat the grill to 350 degrees

Grill the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees

Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy

Now this recipe calls for chicken thighs and I like to use them because I can lay them flat on the grill and it helps speed the cooking process but lets be realistic…….. not everyone likes the thigh so use whatever piece of the bird you wish.

So there you have it another “simple but tasty recipe for the grilling season and beyond”.

So until next time………..


                                                          Bon Appetit.


Beer butt chicken


I just love this dish because it is so “simple and tasty”  but apparently not as wide known as I originally thought because when I mentioned it to relatives in England they wanted to have me committed since they had never heard of it and they thought I was insane.

Well nuts or not…… here goes.


–          1 4kg Roaster chicken

–          1 Can of your favorite beer (less 25% for the chef)

–          2 Sprigs of Rosemary and Thyme

–          2 Peeled garlic cloves

–          Chicken dry rub (see rubs and marinades)


–          Drink 25% of the beer

–          Put the Rosemary, Thyme and Garlic in the beer can

–          Liberally “hit” the chicken with the dry rub making sure to get the rub into all the nooks and crannies.

–          Place the beer can into the chickens “butt”

–          Put the chicken et al on a baking sheet, this makes the bird easier to place on the grill, and put on a grill that has been pre heated to 350 degrees.

–          Leave the bird for 45 to 60 minutes or until the juices run clear or the bird hits 165 degrees internal temperature.

–          Serve with your favorite side.


Bon Appetit