Everyday Mom's Meals: Not just For Horseshoes

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Not just For Horseshoes

You've heard the saying, right? That "close" only counts in horseshoes? Well, after this recipe I beg to differ. This is yet another copycat recipe of one of our favorites, but it isn't a "dead ringer" and I don't think it every will be, but I do think it is one of those recipes that close is just going to have to be good enough. We love Port a Pit chicken. And if you live in our area, then you know exactly what I'm talking about, and probably enjoy it from the same vendor we do. If you've never had it, it is a grilled chicken half with a flavor like no other, but doesn't have a sauce. It is almost like a "dry" barbecue, but with no rub either. It's kinda hard to explain, and that's probably because it's such a secret! In fact my description is only my guess of how they prepare it. I truly have no idea. But a few years back when I discovered this grilling sauce from Paula Deen, it was the closest flavor we had ever had at home; with the exception of the smoky flavor the original has. I simply will never achieve that without a smoker in the backyard. So for those times we can't get a favorite treat, we can enjoy something very close at home, and year round! This sauce works great on roasted chicken too. So until the secrets of this chicken are revealed, close is just going to have to be good enough, and as long as it's yummy I think we'll survive!

Tangy Grilled Chicken
1 c. Worcestershire sauce
2 lemons, juiced
1 stick butter
2 TBS Monterrey steak seasoning
Olive oil
6 chicken drumsticks

In a small pan place butter over low heat. Melt. Add Worcestershire and lemon juice. Stir to combine. When butter is melted, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. When ready, preheat grill to medium. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with grill seasoning. Place chicken on grill and cook for 8-12 minutes per side or until juices run clear. In the last 7 minutes of cooking, baste liberally with sauce. Remove chicken from grill and baste once more before serving.

Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain Sept. 19, 2012
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Sept. 20, 2012
Shared on The Country Cook Sept. 21, 2012


Carolina HeartStrings said...

What a wonderful looking recipe. I cannot wait to try it out.

Miz Helen said...

Krista, this Chicken will be delicious. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Kim said...

Sounds great. Love anything on the grill.