The time has ARRIVED people. The time to get outside, fire up the BBQ and start breathing in the Spring air. There’s nothing I like better this time of year than opening a cold, crisp bottle of wine with my husband and inviting over some friends to hang out, catch up, and toss corn hole. I am always the one mixing together a salad or veggies (or margaritas) while the guys grill up steaks or seafood.
As you know I grew up on a cattle farm and we ate the beef from our farm nearly every single night as a child. To this day my father will not eat chicken. Ever. I remember when I was growing up and wanted chicken (because that’s what EVERYONE else ate) he would laugh and say “Chicken doesn’t pay your bills”. True story.
But, now that I am an adult (most of the time) I do like to eat chicken. (Sorry, Daddy). The thing is, though, about chicken…it can get really boring and really dry, really fast. So I always save awesome, different chicken recipes when I come across them online. My old faithful Food52 recently posted this recipe for Kevin Gillespie’s BBQ Chicken. He is a former Top Chef contestant and I LOVE HIM. So obvi, I whipped up the marinade immediately, threw in some chicken, and let it “stew” in the fridge overnight.
The next afternoon Douglas and I grilled them up and OMG. So tender and juicy and delicious. Here’s what you need to get started.
For the Chicken
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
- 2 tablespoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt (or 3 1/2 teaspoons fine salt)
- 1cup grapeseed oil
- 6 chicken leg/thigh quarters
I used a mix of coconut and olive oil instead of grapeseed oil and chicken cutlets instead of thighs/legs. Find the entire recipe here.
Add it to your repertoire. You can thank me later!