Let the countdown begin. T-minus 7 days until the 4th of July. That means grills and smokers will be fired up throughout the country with hungry feasters waiting to get their BBQ on. Over on Wine4.Me this weekend I shared one of my favorite (and super easy) recipes fit for a crowd and perfect for your holiday celebration — grilled chicken thighs.
“Grilled chicken is a summertime staple for many here in the U.S., and you’re bound to see it at most backyard cookouts in various forms throughout the warm months (grilled chicken breasts, smoked whole chicken, beer can chicken, you name it). The great thing about chicken that I’m constantly telling people is that it’s a blank canvass, taking on whatever flavors you’re craving – salt and pepper, BBQ, fried, international seasonings and sauces – you name it.” (read more)
In the article I talk about why I love to cook chicken thighs (vs. a whole chicken cut up into pieces) when cooking for crowd, and share techniques to cook your chicken perfectly, like making sure you use a thermometer, like this one below, to cook your meat to proper temperature.
You don’t need to spend a ton of money on a good instant read thermometer. This one up there in the picture retails for around $29 and works like a charm. I love that one and it’s bigger brother, the Thermapen Mk4.
Bonus, you’ll also find some of my favorite value wines to drink with this dish, which are also affordable options for parties.
From whites, reds, and rosés, we’ve got several options that will all go great with this tender grilled chicken.
So, do you know what you’re cooking for the 4th yet? I’d love to know! We’re thinking brisket? Maybe some ribs? Or salmon? This exact chicken? Perhaps all of the above!?!
*This is not a sponsored post at all nor were we paid by anybody to write this! We are just huge fans of these thermometers and have been using our own Thermapen for years. Whether a Thermapen or not, we truly believe a good thermometer is absolutely essential for grilling and smoking meat!!
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