|Chicken And Russian Dressing|
Whether you fix this on the BBQ, or in the oven it just turns out "marvelous-like"! Russian Dressing has all the ingredients that make for a super marinade.
Personnally, I barbecue all year around. I have two grills and both are under cover, so it's no sweat to get out there.
But, if you can't barbecue things, the next best thing is a clay pot or a Dutch Oven. The whole idea is to keep the chicken as moist as you can and a clay pot can do this.
Naturally, you need to clean and rinse the chicken. I prefer to put on a Rub...it adds a nice dimension. There are all kinds of Rubs. I used Chef Paul Prudhomme's "BBQ Magic".
If you really want to spice it up, use Paul's "Little Italy". It is the most unusual, unique Rub I know about. Also, try it in a meat or a marinara sauce.
Distribute a generous amount of Rub over the chicken and into the cavity. Use your hands! Brush on a generous amount of Russian Dressing onto the chicken and pour into the cavity. Sprinkle on more Rub but don't rub in!
Marinate over night in the Fridge in a marinating container such as Tupperware. Never a metal pan or foil. Use a plastic bag if nothing else.
While getting the barbie or oven up to temperature...350, let the chicken sit out on the drain board for a tad. If you use the oven, spring for the largest clay pot you can afford. You'll kiss yourself for an hour for getting happily involved with one. Although, they cook at a higher temperature than 350.
The barbie takes about two hours to do a five pound chicken. The oven will be close to 90 minutes in a clay pot and will cook at 400, plus. Also, you can add veggies for a complete meal. Plus, they add additional moisture to the chicken.
Are you starting to get smart, or what?
You will want to check out the chicken to make sure it's done...190 degrees, folks! Let the dude sit out on the drainboard for 15 minutes before serving.
Your chicken isn't going to taste like Russian Dressing unless you add it after it's cooked. Why would you do that?
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