I have to say I like this new adventure. I have been stuck in a rut for years. My daughter and myself are picky eaters so we’ve been eating the same old thing over and over. Not that it’s been bad food. Just gets old fast eating the same stuff all the time. So this has been fun. Even Kiana is getting in on the fun, she is picking one meal a week until her birthday. She is hoping by being agreeable I will let her get a tattoo for her 18th birthday. Gotta love kids, always looking for an angle.
So here it is. Hope you like it. We had the chicken with corn on the cob and I whipped up some garlic bread as well. My daughter does not eat chicken so she had corn and garlic bread. She told a friend’s mom once :I have birds, I don’t eat them!” Yah, I raised her to speak her mind but that was a bit much. They had ordered KFC and she refused to eat it while there. I love that she has the courage of her convictions I must say. But it can be a challenge to feed her. Anyhow hubs and Braydon liked this one. Such a great meal. Hope you try this, it sounds so weird and might intimidate you but it’s super easy. Have fun!
Grilled Chicken Under a Brick:
1 roaster chicken
Salt to taste
Olive oil to baste in (about 3 to 4 tablespoons)
Peach Whiskey sauce to baste in (about half a bottle)
Barbecue Sauce (I used Bullseye as I do often, it’s Kiana’s fave so we’re well stocked)
Clean thoroughly then cover 2 bricks with tinfoil.
Butterfly the chicken. There are lots of sources online if you are unsure how to butterfly a bird.
Use olive oil and peach whiskey sauce to marinate the chicken for 30 minutes. Just brush it on and leave in a container covered while you prep your grill.
Oil your grill before you fire it up.
Preheat the grill on high.
Turn down to low and put your chicken on. Set a brick or two on top. Close lid and leave it alone for about 15 minutes.
Once the side down is crisp turn over and do the same thing. Leave it cook for another 15 minutes.
Now flip it again and brush generously with barbecue sauce. Cook for another 5 to 15 minutes depending on size of bird.
Remove and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve with a smile.
Don’t panic if you lose some of the skin on the grill. Not good for you anyway. This is just fun to make. I will do it again by the method I used for my Dad the night he came over for dinner.
Amusing thing about this is I butterfly the whole bird without incident but then while I grab some paper for photos I manage to gash my finger open. Nice right!
Hope you all have a great week and stop by again.
Toodles and smoochies! xx