Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Barbecue Chicken in a Pinch


When I was growing up in Gatesville, Texas, my dad, brother and I would be out in the backyard grilling and barbecuing. My dad made his own sauce, but used Kraft Barbecue Sauce as a base for his delicious sauce. I have to admit I enjoy the sauce. I know. I know. There are people out there who just cringing and saying, "Jesse, say it ain't so."

Well, I happen to like Kraft's barbecue sauce, because it does remind me of home and the fond memories of cooking with Dad. So, I like it. Plus, it is a very versatile sauce and can easily be combined to make other sauces. I add red pepper flakes to my sauce to give it some heat.

Last night, I cooked up some chicken legs and thighs with my favorite "go to" sauce and added the red pepper flakes and some garlic. Simmer it for a bit so the flavors come out and mingle with the sauce. It is totally different from the original. I recommend that you try it out and tell me what you think.

When I do have time, I like to make my own sauce and it is great. However, if I'm cooking for dinner and just need to get something started. I reach for a bottle of Kraft Barbecue Sauce and work some magic on it.

I have attached a picture of the barbecue chicken legs I did. They were delicious and once again, I have leftovers. When you cook 10 lbs at a time, you will definitely have leftovers.
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