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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Organic Vegetables

This is the time of year where garden fresh vegetables are featured with most meals.  A lot of those meals involve grilling not only because it keeps the heat out of the kitchen but also for the wonderful flavour.  Grilling gives a flavour to food that you can't get by any other cooking method!

grilled chicken thighs with organic vegetables
Grilled chicken is always a summer delight.  We grilled the chicken thighs mopping with Sweet Baby Ray's barbeque sauce.  The potatoes were cooked on indirect medium heat on the grill in a foil packet then garnished with garden fresh chives.  The organic zucchini was sautéd in olive oil with a little butter added for flavour. 

The lighter green round slices is an organic Armenian cucumber.  This is a long, slender fruit that tastes like a cucumber but is actually a variety of melon.  It is eaten raw or pickled.  It was an interesting side for the meal.  The next visit to the organic farm I will pick up a couple more for making pickles.

5 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

I always have trouble with chicken on the grill. The flare-ups and such. Brown on the outside and raw on the inside.
I guess I should cook more to practice more because your chicken looks absolutely fantastic. :)

Garden Gnome said...

Linda, chicken can be par-boiled before cooking on the grill to reduce flare-ups. We normally grill low and slow though making sure to keep any flare-ups in check.

LindaG said...

Ah. Like with the ribs... Do you quick brown on the grill and then turn it down? Or do you use indirect heat?
I did that with my turkey last year and it actually turned out pretty good. :)

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Linda :) No we don't quick brown as that will cause flare-ups on the grill. We use low, direct heat moving the chicken pieces around as necessary and squashing any flames with a spritzer spray bottle.

LindaG said...

Ah. I have a spritzer with plain water for ironing. :)
Thanks for your patience and answers, GG! :)