Showing posts with label Chicken. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chicken. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Whole Smoked Chicken Recipe

About a year ago my wife turned my smoker into a spice garden. She said it was either that or she would call the fire department. The truth is the dang thing was rusted out. In fact, I'll add a picture of it this post. I think you'll agree it was past it's prime. So this Mothers Day I had a surprise for her. I gave her an Oklahoma Joe Smoker. I'm such a giver. So after making the mods as suggested at Smoking Meat Forums, I fired it up. And I decided to smoke chickens.

Smoking VS Grilling Chicken

Smoking chicken and grilling chicken are two different things. Grilling requires close proximity to hot coals. The cook eyeballs the chicken to determine if it's done or not. Smoking has lower heat and longer cooking times. You can't really eyeball a smoked chicken for doneness.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wild Bill Lemon Bowl Crockpot Curry

Easy crockpot curry recipe.

Why I Made Curry


It wasn't something I'd go out of my way to make. I'd heard of it. Mostly from Martin Shervington. I think he lives off the stuff. It wasn't that I hadn't had any of it before either. It just wasn't something that had stuck in my head as a must food. If I had to guess, it had probably been 10, maybe 20 years. But I decided it was time to try it again. Revisit it so to speak. I Decided To Use A Crockpot Mainly because it's hard to mess up a crockpot recipe. You can cook anything in it and it comes out OK. There something about the low heat and flavors mixing around all day.  The obvious benefit is that when people eat it, they think that you've slaved over it all day. Especially if you put it in some sort of bowl, pan, etc. before you serve it. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sweet Potato Chicken with Corn Stuffed Squash

Use What You Have

I'm a big believer in that. I don't like to see things go to waste. Especially when it's something I've grown. In this case, I had some sweet potatoes I grew in my garden. They had been curing for a couple of weeks. Originally, there was a large plate of them. But I only had a couple left, and I wanted to use them up. I wasn't in the mood for sweet potato chips, and I didn't want to crock pot them. So I decided that I would bake them. But sweet potatoes do not a dinner make. I needed some more stuff.

Chicken, Corn and Squash

That's the other stuff that I had available. So I knew I wanted to make something using those ingredients. But I didn't want to make a big mess. I didn't really know what I was going to make. I did know that it would have to fit in one pan, or baking dish. And I knew the ingredients all required different cooking times. The vegetables would take the longest. They would need to start cooking first. .

Baked Sweet Potato and Corn Stuffed Acorn Squash

I knew that if I didn't slice the sweet potato, it would take much longer to cook. So I sliced it up by hand, drizzled it with olive oil, and sprinkled some Regas Restaurant, Au Naturall Pure Seasoning on it. Laying it in the baking dish, I layered it in a way that would speed up it's cooking