Grilled Creole Chipotle Chicken


Grilled Creole Chipotle Chicken

It’s grilling season and we have a simple but very tasty chicken recipe for you to try. If you like a some heat but not too much, then this recipe is perfect for you. It doesn’t matter if you are a charcoal or propane grill fan you just might add this to your chicken recipe list!

Ingredients

  • 3 – 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

This recipe will use Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. If you have not tried this seasoning before, it contains heat from cayenne pepper. If cayenne is too much heat for you, then check out our Grilled Chicken Breast Pollo Asado recipe.

First, remove the chicken from the packaging and dry them off with a paper towel. Next coat all sides of the chicken with olive oil. Next season as heavily as you like with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. Next apply chipotle powder and finally sprinkle on the dried thyme.

Preheat your grill to 400 degrees and then turn down all burners to low temp.

This recipe works best with some pecan wood smoke flavor. It is not required but if you have been on the fence about trying out wood chips or pellets, this is the time! It’s a very small investment with a big flavor return. So load up your smoke box with pecan chips or load up your pellet tube with pecan pellets and get them started on the grill.

When your grill is preheated, and your smoke box or tube is smoking, place the chicken above the smoke on an upper shelf. If you do not have an upper shelf, or smoke box / tube, just grill the chicken on the bottom grate. Cook the chicken for about 10 minutes, then flip once and cook for another 10 minutes. At this point check the temperature at the thickest point. You should reach 165 F internal temp. If you do not yet have a food thermometer you will need to slice into the thickest part and check for red or pink colors. Continue to cook until the pink becomes white. The downside of slicing the chicken for doneness checks is that you will drain the juices out of the chicken and that makes people sad. So buy a food thermometer!

Once the chicken is done and pulled from the grill, allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Grilled Taco Burgers


Grilled Taco Burgers

Cinco de Mayo is coming up and we’ve got your BBQ party food covered! Why make traditional corn shell tacos when you can grill up some taco burgers! So try out this delicious recipe for grilled taco burgers and you won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 taco seasoning packet
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 6 keiser burger buns
  • 1/2 stick salted butter

Start with a large bowl for chopped veggies, and a medium bowl for the ground beef mixture. First dice half of a white onion and place it into the large bowl. Take out ¼ cup of the onion and finely chop it, then place it in a medium bowl. Next dice 2 plum tomatoes and add them to the large bowl. Next pick 1/2 cup of cilantro leaves and place them in the large bowl. Following this, finely chop ¼ cup of cilantro and place it in the medium bowl. Next slice 2 jalapenos and put them aside in a small container. Wash and shred one heart of romaine lettuce and set it aside in another container.

Next, add the ground chuck to the medium bowl. Mix the beef, onion, and cilantro for about 1 minute until it is well mixed. Add in one packet of taco seasoning and mix together for another minute. Form the beef into 6 equal sized patties and place them on a cutting board. Add salt and pepper to the tops of the patties.

Next melt 1/2 stick of butter and brush the butter onto sliced keiser burger buns.

Preheat your grill to 400 degrees and then turn down all burners to low temp.

When your grill is preheated, grease the grill area and add the burger patties. Cook the burgers for 8 minutes, then flip and cook another 8 minutes. After this, move the burgers to the top rack of your grill, then add shredded cheese to burger patties. Place the keiser buns on the grill and allow everything to cook for 2 minutes with the grill lid closed. Remove the keiser buns and burger patties.

Assemble the burgers starting with the bottom bun followed by guacamole, shredded lettuce, burger patty, sour cream, onion tomato cilantro mix, shredded cheese, then sliced jalapenos. Finally add top bun and take a bite and enjoy.

Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad


Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad

Get ready for a hot summer with this jalapeño popper potato salad recipe. This recipe combines all your favorite jalapeño popper flavors with the comforts of delicious baked potato flavors. It’s easy to make and will disappear fast at a cookout!

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds medium red potatoes
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 3 green onions
  • 8 oz block cream cheese
  • 1/2 pound mexican blend or monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

First, remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator and bring it to room temperature.

Next, stack the bacon slices and then cut them into small bits. Seperate the bits and place them into a frying pan. Fry the bacon bits on a medium heat until fully cooked. Using a slotted spoon, remove all of the bacon and place it on paper towels to dry.

Place the potatoes and 1 tablespoon of salt in a large pot, and cover the potatoes with water. Bring the potatoes to a boil on high heat and then reduce the heat to medium low to maintain a simmer. Cook the potatoes about 20 minutes until a small knife can be inserted without resistance. At this point drain the water and allow the potatoes to cool. After about 20 minutes, peel the potatoes then cut them into small chunks and add them to a mixing bowl.

While everything is cooking, thinly slice the jalapeno peppers. Following this, chop the green onions. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and pepper. If you are not a fan of mayonnaise you can substitute with sour cream. Mix the dressing together for a minute. After slicing the potatoes, pour this dressing over them and mix well. Taste the potato with dressing mixture and decide if you want to add more mayonnaise (or sour cream) Stir in most of the bacon bits, green onion, jalapenos, and cheese leaving some behind as a topping. Check the flavor and add any salt if needed. Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish and top with the remaining bacon, peppers, onions, and cheese.

Beer Brats


Beer Brats

Beer brats are a super comfort food that’s easy to make and you end up with a bunch of them! If you like grilled sausage and you have never tried beer brats, then you need to try this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 yellow or white onions
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 10 – 12 brats
  • 2 bottles or cans of beer
  • 1 pack hot dog buns
  • 1 pack swiss cheese

This recipe assumes 2 packages with usually 5 or 6 brats. First, chop the onion, pepper and garlic and add to a dutch oven or an 8 quart pot. Next add the butter to the pot and turn the heat to medium. Cook everything for about 5 minutes or until onions start to become translucent, then add the brats and the beer. Bring everything to a boil on medium high, then reduce back to medium. Allow beer to reduce down until ⅓ is remaining. This will take around 3 hours. At this point place brats on the grill to add color and fire flavor. Grill for about 5 minutes per side. Add a few hot dog buns with swiss cheese on the top rack for a few minutes. Place brats back into dutch oven and set burner on low. The brats are now ready to serve on buns topped with the onion and pepper mixture. As an alternative, skip the buns and serve with mashed potatoes.