Everyday Mom's Meals: Yay!!! He Was Home

Monday, July 20, 2015

Yay!!! He Was Home

Back when Mr. E and I were first married, he was 100% in charge of the grill. I didn't even know how to start the thing let alone cook anything on it. And it wasn't really an issue because we were both working, home around the same time, and while I worked on the "inside" part of the meal, he would man the grill. 

But after he and little man started training in Taekwondo, there were many evenings he would have to go straight to the dojang (the school) from work, and he wouldn't eat supper until after class; and that left Monkey and I on our own if we wanted something grilled. So...I learned. I put my big girl panties on and started grilling more and more. And I have to say, I was pretty proud of my skills. I became almost the grill master he is....almost. 

See, there is still one thing I just can't quite get the same results he can. Bone in chicken. I can handle boneless like a champ, but for some reason when I try to cook legs, thighs or breasts on the bone, they don't come out as tasty as his. So, I figure since I can grill so many other things, I will leave those to him. But that can get tricky when planning the menu. I have to make sure it is an evening I know he'll be home, or on Sundays. Those are our allowed bone-in grilled chicken days. 

In fact, this was our supper last Sunday. I was craving some grilled drumsticks and wanted that bright, pungent flavor of lemon. Lemon on chicken is so perfect. It gives it tons of flavor, and helps to keep it so moist and juicy too. 

So many of us are grilling out every chance we get this time of year, and it's easy to fall into a chicken rut. Put some life back into yours with this flavorful, simple and delicious dish!

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken
7-10 chicken drumsticks
1/4 c. olive oil
2 TBS lemon pepper seasoning, divided
Juice of 1 lemon, divided
2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
Non Stick Spray

 Combine chicken, olive oil,  1 TBS lemon pepper seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 8 hours. 30 minutes before ready to cook, allow chicken to come to room temp. Spray with non stick spray. Sprinkle with other 1 TBS lemon pepper seasoning and drizzle with half the lemon juice.  Preheat grill to high. Spray with nonstick spray. Sear chicken for 1 minutes on all sides. Reduce heat to heat to low, cook, and turn often until chicken is cooked through, about 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat and drizzle with remaining lemon juice.

Shared at Weekend Potluck

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