We gave away our BBQ grill because we never used it, but we do actually like BBQ a lot. I’m probably doing it all wrong, but here is how I make juicy BBQ chicken.
Roast a chicken in a Nesco Roaster and feast on it for that meal.
When the next dinnertime rolls around, cut off some of the chicken that is left and put it into a small 8″ frying pan with some water and BBQ sauce out of a bottle. Let it heat through and cook down a bit.
It’s good for a lunch sandwich, or a regular dinner meal, as shown above with the mashed potatoes and kale.
Don’t be intimidated by the perceived work involved in mashing up those ‘taters! Just steam ’em up in minimum water using a rice cooker or a regular pan and a trivet, and be sure they are good and dry before starting the mashing procedure. I use just a regular hand masher, adding room temperature buttermilk, and sometimes some sour cream, if I am looking to get rid of just a dab in a container.
I use a heavy glass Pyrex pitcher to do the mashing, heating it with hot water for a few minutes before starting. The heaviness holds the heat pretty well after pouring out the water, and is sturdy enough to take the pounding that I give it. Be sure that the bottom inside surface of your vessel is at least as large as the business end of your masher.
Additional hint: Put the bowl or pitcher into the sink when you are mashing – lots easier on the arms to push down away from your body at that level and angle.
I’ve always wanted to try a ricer to make mashed potatoes. Anyone with experience with one of these gadgets?