Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Drive your neighbors nuts "chicken"


This was another find from my cooking light message board. Basically, it is another rub. It makes a big batch and I just keep it in my pantry and just use it whenever I need it. Another the recipe calls for chicken, I tend to use it on pork, especially pork tenderloin. Pork chops are pictured here. I usually leave out the lemon rind, but combine all the other ingredients to put on the meat. When grilling, I just throw a handful of woodchips on the fire for just a little extra flavor, and grill like normal.

Drive Your Neighbors Nuts Grilled Chicken
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Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chicken Grilling

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Cut chickens in quarters, leave the skin on. Mix together:
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbl salt
2 tbl mild chili powder
2 tbl hot chili powder ( I used Gebherts)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp Mex. oregano
1 tsp coriander
2 tsp dry mustard
1 1/2 tbl minced lemon zest ( I used dried-purchased)
1-1/2 tsp onion salt
1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Loosen the skin on the chicken pieces, and put a generous amount of the combined spices under the skin. Then sprinkle generous all over the chicken, both sides. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hrs, the longer the better. Start up the grill, cook and smoke until done. Use a little pecan, apple or whatever wood to get the smoke going. The rub is enough to do 2 chickens. Also good on pork!


Robin said...

I'd like to try smoking something but have the hardest time finding the wood chips. Where do you buy them usually ... hardware store, specialty store, online????

wirrek said...

I can find some at the regular grocery store sometimes. Just by the regular charcoal. If not, the hardware store should have them. My favorite flavor is hickory, but for this recipe, it really doesn't matter, just a handful of anything.