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The 4th of July officially kicks off backyard barbecue season. Friends and family gather to feast, make fellowship and catch up on life. The barbecue pit is the place where stories are told, libations are shared and great food is prepared. Grab a brew and enjoy your friends!
Keep it convenient
Fill a few galvanized buckets with ice, great brew and place strategically around the back patio or deck, barbecue pit and tables. Keeping it simple and providing self-serve convenience is the perfect solution to you enjoying your guests and not slaving away in the kitchen or behind the bar.
Don’t be afraid to delegate!
You’ve invited friends and family and while you may have had good intentions to prepare everything and serve your guests in grand style, sometimes life takes over and time runs out. Look at your menu and be realistic about which items can be prepared before guests arrive, then pick up the phone or send a couple of quick texts out. You will find your friends and fam are more than happy to participate and share their cooking talents.
This is a simple recipe and the spice mixture can be tweaked to suit anyone’s flavor.
Simply Grilled Chicken
- 9 pcs chicken
- 2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon of ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon of ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoon of olive oil
- The night before: Mix spices and olive oil until well combined, rub mixture on both sides of chicken, cover and chill overnight.
- Day of: Remove marinated chicken from refrigerator.
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- Place chicken on grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes depending on thickness, so there isn’t any pink in the middle.