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Sunday, September 23, 2012

What I'm Eating: Easy Peasy BBQ Chicken

Michigan made Easy Peasy Foods promises the end of boring chicken.  Do they make their case?  Let’s try some.

I took a package of chicken thighs and legs, and marinated them in ¾ bottle of Easy Peasy ‘Chicken Insurance’ marinade for a good 60 minutes—turning every 15-20 minutes or so. 

The marinade itself has a nice flavor profile, almost Asian, with an emphasis on soy sauce and garlic. Because there was so much flavor, I didn’t bother with any other seasoning.  After just over an hour, I fired up my gas grill and waited for it to get nice and hot.

Placing chicken pieces on the grill, I turned the heat down to avoid any flare-ups, and monitored progress a little more carefully than I would have if I was using the usual dry rub.

With the reserve marinade, I basted the chicken about half way through cooking.  The chicken grilled up with a nice color, and I was able to avoid any oil induced flames or burning.

We served our chicken with some cornbread, baked beans, sweet potato fries and broccoli.  The consensus among three pre-teens and two adults was an enthusiastic thumbs up. The chicken was moist and tender, and tasted great. I’d definitely use this marinade again, and feel good about that, because it’s made right here in Michigan with natural ingredients and no corn syrup.

You can find Easy Peasy ‘BBQ Insurance’ products around town at specialty stores and big boxes like Meijers. You can order online as well, and grab a cool t-shirt while you’re there!  Follow Easy Peasy Foods on Facebook and Twitter too.  

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