If your not a fan of traditional BBQ chicken – or your just tired of the same old thing, Cornell Chicken is the recipe for you!!! I discovered this recipe in Steven Raichlen’s BBQ USA and Im really impressed with the results I got. To give you a little background – In the 1940s, a man by the name of Robert Baker (a Cornell University professor) was asked to come up with an unusual chicken recipe for the governor of Pennsylvania. His recipe resulted in a tangy, crispy-skinned grilled chicken and has become the stuff of legends. In fact, it has been a star attraction at the New York State Fair ever since it was created. After trying the recipe myself, I can tell you that it is the best grilled chicken I’ve ever tasted… nothing else even comes close.
To honor Dr. Baker and his masterpiece I have created this video!
I decided to break in the new cast iron grill grate from Craycort with a couple of Cajun Burgers and some Spicy Chicken Sausage. Everything turned out amazing and I couldn’t be happier with this new grill grate. Its funny how a small change in the cooking surface makes a huge impact on the flavor profile of your food.
Dont feel like making a Taco Bell run? Try this Spicy Chicken Taco recipe and change things up a bit. This recipe is super easy and tastes really good.
All you’ll need is two split chicken breasts, taco shells, taco sauce, onion, hungarian hot peppers, yellow pepper, cheese, and lettuce.
Our friend Tanya stopped by yesterday and gifted us with some of the most delicious chicken wings I’ve ever eaten! They were her “Sweet Chili Glazed Chicken Wings.”
To start things off, I opened the bag that she marinated them in and the aroma was very pleasant! As good as it smelled in the bag, nothing compares to how the smelled while they were on the grill! It was an amazing smell with all of the different components working together!
So here is the recipe that you MUST try:
(recipe good for ever 2lbs chicken wings)
Sweet Chili Glazed Chicken Wings
1/4 c peanut oil
3 Tbsp fresh Cilantro or chopped Green Onions
4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 1/2 Tbsp chopped or minced Garlic
2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
Dried Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to taste but don’t be a coward)
Allow the chicken wings to marinade for at least 4 hrs!
We grilled them over indirect heat for one hour on the Weber grill. Be sure to put foil down so that you don’t lose any of that delicious marinade.
Now for the Ace up the sleeve:
3/4 c Sugar
1/4 c water
1 Tbsp Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce
1 c Rice Vinegar
Bring all ingredients to a boil and allow to simmer until desired thickness.
Check out the video below!
Just wait until you try these BBQ Chicken Kabobs. ***Not bad for a Saturday Night Cookout!***
BBQ Chicken Kabobs
They were easy to make and didn’t take very long to cook (which is a good thing because it was humid and 85 – 90 degrees outside).
here is what you’ll need:
(2) Chicken Breasts
(1) Red Pepper
(1) Yellow Pepper
(1) container of Mushrooms (cut them in half)
( ) Your Favorite BBQ Sauce – – We used Sweet Baby Ray’s
sweet baby ray's
here is what you need to do:
Cut your peppers, onion, and mushrooms into decent sized pieces. You want them big enough so that they wont fall off the skewer while cooking them.
After you cut all of your vegetables put them off to the side and cut your chicken. I found that the best way to do the chicken is to cut it long ways down the middle, and then cut across making 1″ cuts.
perfect size for Kabobs
Once the chicken is cut you want to season it and give it a little bit of olive oil.
Put the chicken and vegetables back in the refrigerator and go get your grill fired up.
Now is the point where you’ll want to watch the video below… it doesn’t get any easier than this!
There are a ton of different Grilled Chicken Recipes out there… you could make:
Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Grilled Chicken Tacos
Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Caribbean Grilled Chicken Wings…
I think you get the point – – we could go on forever about the different types of Grilled Chicken but there is one common thread and that is the grill.
In this video you will see the easiest way to make Grilled Chicken. Then its up to you to figure out how you want to season it, and what to serve it with.
A word of caution: Do not leave the grill unattended for too long. You may get an uninvited guest at your back door… like a creepy monkey!!!
In this video you will see how to cook with charcoal using the “indirect” heating method.
Almost all of the cooking I do on the weber grill uses indirect heat. This allows me to get some other things done, or relax to a couple of cold drinks without burning dinner.
It will take a lot longer to cook this way but believe me, it will become your favorite way to grill.
I have learned that it is better to spend the few extra dollars on the name brand charcoal and lighter fluid. Kingsford Charcoal seems to give me the most bang for the buck.