Kevin Gillespie’s BBQ Chicken…YES!

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Photo Credit: James Ransom/Food52

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

  • egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • tablespoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt (or 3 1/2 teaspoons fine salt)
  • 1cup grapeseed oil 
  • 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!



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