Sunday, September 20, 2009

Barbecue Chicken

Posted by Donna:

My mother was a wonderful cook; but, my dad was also. He had his own grocery store and would make homemade chili and barbecue and sell it out of his store. I never was sure how he did his barbecue until a couple of years before he passed away. While he was here visiting, I bought some chicken breasts and had him stand right beside me and instruct me on how to make his barbecued chicken. When I have time, or when I set aside enough time, this is my favorite to make. I wrote down the recipe as he told it to me while we were making it together. You will notice that the recipe does not have exact measurements-----just statements on what to do. I should pay close attention and measure what I do so I could write it down, but I'm afraid that might take away the joy of making it like my daddy.

Sprinkle 8 chicken breasts with Cains barbecue spice and work the spice into the chicken with your hands. Put the breasts in a big fry pan. Sprinkle a handful of brown sugar on top of the breasts. Squirt mustard on top. (I put a continuous line of mustard on top of each breast.) Drizzle Woody's Cooking Sauce on top of the breasts. (Our Wal-Mart store doesn't always carry this sauce, but I have always been able to find it at our United Supermarket.) Dice one tomato and 1/2 of a yellow onion and add to the chicken. Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. Simmer for approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

This same recipe works for barbecue beef. Cut up a roast and then go through the same steps as above.
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Robin said...

so there's no oil in the pan? The chicken just kind of simmers in the sauce you make in the pan?

Donna said...

Yes, there is no oil in the pan. The ingredients will make a sauce. The beef will make more sauce than the chicken.

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