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The Best BBQ Chicken…EVER!

I have fallen in love….with a BBQ sauce.  Yes I have.  While strolling the Appleton market I came upon the Jimmy J’s sauce stand and he had samples (admit it you are a sucker for samples too!).  At first I was like whatever…then he waved a meatball on a stick under my nose.  I caved in.  I went with the XXX it was tasty but the after burn kind of took over and I figured it would be too much for company if indeed I bought a bottle.  So I went a step down and tried the Hot.  Perfect!  Seriously good flavor, good heat (but not too much) and for $4 a bottle, why not.  So I thanked the kind man for the samples and went on my way.

Here is what my $4 got me…

When they say you will lick your fingers, they aren’t joking.  You want to lick the plate too, but I digress… hehe.

I had some drumsticks in the refrigerator that I wanted to put on the grill and figured it would be the perfect vehicle to try this sauce out.  Making BBQ chicken isn’t rocket science, but a lot of people seem to struggle with it. Either it’s burned on the outside and raw on the inside or just overcooked period.  I found the key ingredients to perfect chicken on the grill are low heat and patience.  No par boiling necessary.

I put my gas grill on the lowest setting possible and kept turning the chicken every five minutes.  When the skin started to get brown, I started to baste the chicken with Jimmy J’s sauce.  It took me about 35 minutes to cook the drummies fully.  The chicken was perfectly cooked  (the juices ran clear. If the juices are pinkish…keep cooking) and the sauce was finger-licking sticky. MmmMMmm!

I paid $4 for a 21 oz bottle at the market.    For my Milwaukee (and non-Wisconsin) readers, they do have a website  They do charge a little bit more on their website, but it’s sooooo worth it.  Shipping is at a fair price as well.  I implore you to order a bottle and defy you to tell me this isn’t some good sauce!

Happy grilling!

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Posted by on July 15, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Baby back ribs

These were so good! They are very simple to make as well. Make sure when you buy your rack of ribs that the membrane in the back is taken out. If you buy your ribs from the meat counter, have them do it for you.

Rub what ever seasoning you want on them. Tonight I just kept it simple and used salt and pepper. I like to use Emeril’s essence, but I’m out.

Cook for 2 hours on low heat…225. Increase heat to 350 and baste with bbq sauce of your choosing every 15 mins for another hour. I like to put the broiler on and let them get good and crusty for another 5-10 mins. (if you do this, watch your ribs! bbq sauce has sugar in it and it will burn easily).

Let stand for 15 mins or so…cut along the rib and enjoy!

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Posted by on July 28, 2008 in baby back, bbq, pork, ribs


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