Nachoman pointing to the chicken flavor of his choice :) I don't know why but I love that photo. Something about catching his chubby toddler mitts mid selection of his dinner makes me happy. Seeing my kids request food makes me happy...food is my medium of expression.
I have never been a true griller. I've always have a BBQ grill (always charcoal) but it's use and operation was always something the men did so I never really spent much time with it. That said, I do love the result of food that is either grilled or smoked. Lately I've been wanting to grill but having almost no experience and three small children roaming about makes indoor cooking quite inconvenient and actually quite dangerous when it's just me with the kids.
Necessity is the mother of all invention so I headed back inside and expanded my relationship with the oven. If you broil on high using the middle rack, you will simulate BBQ grilling :)
New favorite chicken brine
1 can beer (lager or ale)
1 beer can full of water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup salt
2 Tablespoons Herbs de Provence
2 Tablespoons whole peppercorns
Mix everything together in a large bowl until salt and sugar dissolve. Add chicken and let soak for a minumum of 2 hours. I let mine soak during the workday but have not tried overnight.
Broil the chicken on high on a sheet plan placed in the middle rack. 10 minutes each side. Flip again and coat with any sauce you like and cook for another 5 min. Repeat on other side... Chicken should be done by now - enjoy