Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Meal No. 1628: Chicken on a Throne

I reckon Labor Day is supposed to finish closing the door on summertime, although school starting up takes the first angry whack at killing these beloved dog days. In Winston-Salem, Monday was a glorious day off with clear sunny skies and gentle breezes and just enough heat in the air to still feel like the lazy good times of the treasured estival season. I ain't scared of Fall just yet, but I surrender to the certainty of its impending arrival.

So how did I spend that day off? Firing up the kamado grill for the first time since January, and putting two chickens on thrones in there to smoke away the perfect holiday afternoon. In truth, I only wanted to harvest a small part of those chickens, enough to go along with the previous evening's leftover homemade potato salad, slaw, and honey barbecue sauce. The real motive was to employ most of this terrifically tasty chicken in a warm and hearty batch of BBQ chicken soup, when company was due to come on Tuesday night.

Kamado Meal #34A

"Chicken on a Throne," from Smoke & Spice by Cheryl and Bill Jamison. Boston: The Harvard Common Press (2003), p. 171-173.

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