I have the tastiest and easiest recipe for Barbecue Chicken that I am so excited to share with my readers on Culinary Kosher and The Kosher Shop-a-holic. The best part about this recipe is that it feeds your whole family, generously, without hurting your budget.
Here's the money saving tip. Use a whole Kosher chicken. Whole chickens are much less expensive than cut up chickens - often $1.00 per pound less than a cut up chicken. A whole 3-4lb roaster can run between $6.00 to $7.50 and goes a long way. I've found that the Costco frozen Empire chickens tend to be the least expensive roasters around; although with the loyalty rewards program from one of my local Kosher markets, a whole chicken runs me around the same price as Costco's. A whole chicken is also much juicier than a cut-up one and contains a lot more meat per pound when cooked. Buying a whole chicken is so much less expensive you can save $3.00-$4.00 per chicken when compared to a cut-up one.
Whole chickens are often intimidating to people so they are willing to pay the extra cash for the cut-up version. Here's a little trick to make whole chickens less threatening. Use a kitchen searing scissor to clean it - just cut away the extra fat and skin with the kitchen scissor in 1 minute flat. Then wash the chicken and prepare, with a good recipe like the one below, whole.
Here's the recipe:
Place the whole, cleaned chicken into an aluminum pan. Pour on store bought barbecue sauce (about half a bottle) and honey (about 2 tablespoons to cover the chicken). Turn on your barbecue - two back burners on and front burner off. When its nice and hot (350 - 375 degrees Farenheit) place the chicken in the aluminum pan onto the front of the barbecue. Close the lid of the barbecue and let it cook for 1- 1 1/2 hours. That's it!
If you've used my 7 Steps to Kosher Savings strategy you've bought your barbecue sauce on sale for well under $1.00 - so the entire dish costs you around $7.00-$8.00 and feeds a family of six generously. I usually serve it with some baked potatoes which can be placed directly on the barbecue while the chicken is cooking.
This will be the juiciest, tastiest, finger-licking chicken you will ever make. In my house, we eat the bones its so tasty! And so incredibly easy on the budget and your time!
Come visit me at The Kosher Shop-a-holic and let me know how you enjoyed this dish!