Sunday, April 20, 2014

Apple Lime Cider BBQ Chicken

Although it was made up on the spot, this recipe falls in the category of one of my all time favorites.  It's easy, it's inexpensive and it tastes like a million bucks. My guess is that some smart enterprising chicken chef somewhere will find this, add it to their repertoire and become famous. It really is that good. And the only reason that it's even here is because I didn't have any lime juice.

It Wast 6PM And I Was Hungry 

Not the kind of hungry that you jump in your car and drive to Taco Bell to remedy. More like the kind of hungry where you don't want to go anywhere. Cause you ain't got no gas. You don't want to go to the filling station. And you dang sure don't really want to spend any money. So you do the only thing you can do. You use what you got.

Pantry Diving At It's Finest

The truth is, I keep a pretty good supply list. Chicken, beef, or fish is always in the freezer. And my spice rack is no slouch either. I keep plenty of marinades and mixes around.  I could have just thrown some chicken in the oven, splattered or sprinkled some seasoning...and gone on about my business. But when I opened the door, the first thing I saw was some packets of Weber's "Just Add Juice" BBQ spices. Just pour in some lime juice and marinade the chicken with it, and it'll be pretty good. The only problem was I was out of lime juice. 

So I Made Something Up

Right next to the Weber's mix, were some old, almost out of date apple cider mixes.  Probably something left over from one of the kids parties. Since apple is a fruit, I immediately thought of replacing the lime with the apple cider mix. It never occurred to me that powder isn't the same thing as liquid. All I could think about was getting it to the table.  

So I Mixed It Up And Cooked It

Yeah. That pretty much sums it up. I just mixed the two together, sprinkled it on the chicken, and cooked it at 400 for 45 minutes.  Here's what it looked like in the plastic container I mixed it in. 

I don't have any pictures of it after it was cooked.  It simply smelled too good, and tasted fantastic that I skipped right past that part.  But do yourself a favor. Go buy some packets of this stuff and do what I did. Mix it up and cook it. You'll be glad you did. 
Either that or look in your pantry and 'cook what you got'.  Here's hoping you're pleasantly surprised as well. 

About Potato Chip Sandwich

According to some people, men can't tell time, can't follow directions and can't cook. That's simply not true. The owner and author of the site, me..  can cook. This site is simply a way for me to keep up with my recipes without putting it into my other 10 or so blogs. Everything is Google-ized, so it's connected to all my other stuff. This site gets it's name from road trips when I was in my 20's. By the time we would head home all we could afford was a loaf of bread and some potato chips.

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