Southern Comfort

When most people hear the words Southern Comfort, the first thought that comes to mind is the whiskey. I am not a whiskey drinker though, so my meaning is something totally different. I am saying it in the sense of Southern comfort foods. But then I am almost always thinking in food terms.

Last night’s dinner was most definitely filled with a bunch of different Southern comfort foods. It was filled with a tangy-smoky BBQ chicken, loaded yams, green beans, buttermilk onion rings and my bacon and green onion corn muffins. Bacon and Green Onion Corn Muffins D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!!!

Tangy-Smoky BBQ Chicken

This chicken came out so tender and full of flavor. I LOVE it!

The Chicken

I made the marinade for the chicken and let it set for about 6 hours before we grilled it up.

4 lbs of chicken – you can use any kind of chicken you like. I used boneless breasts.

2 TBSP packed brown sugar

4 1/2 tsp salt

1 TBSP dried onion

1 TBSP garlic

1 TBSP paprika

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 TBSP Cara-Cara orange Balsamic vinegar, optional

Mix it all up together and completely cover the chicken. Cover it and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before cooking.

The Sauce

In my opinion, the sauce is ALWAYS what makes the dish.

1 cup ketchup

5 TBSP molasses

3 TBSP Cara-Cara orange balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar

2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

2 TBSP Dijon mustard

salt & pepper to taste

1/3 cup dried onion

1 TBSP garlic

1 tsp chili powder – I used Ancho chili powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Combine everything together well and serve it over whatever you like BBQ sauce with.

After the chicken was grilled and cooked completely, I topped it with this bold and flavorful sauce to really liven it up. It was so yummy!

Enjoy! I GAR-UN-TEE you’re going to love it.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone. Stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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