I would love to be able to hone my skills at cooking good barbecue.
However, at the moment, I do not have a barbecue pit nor do I want one because of my current living situation at the time of writing this.
So, I do the next thing and try baked barbecue, which is almost as good as if the food were cooked on a Propane or Butane fired barbecue pit.
I much prefer charcoal and would one day love to try some barbecue made on a wood-fired pit.
In this piece, I will describe my recipe for baked barbecued chicken legs.
I did this almost on a whim earlier this evening and it came out amazing!
First of all, let me describe my homemade barbecue sauce:
I know I must get on everyone’s nerves because I eyeball my seasonings, but I will try to accurately describe the portions and proportions of spices and condiments.
Also, some time ago, I read about putting mayonnaise in barbecue sauce, so I tried it earlier this evening and it came out pretty gosh durn good!
Ketchup AKA Catsup (very liberally)
Mayonnaise AKA My-Nez (three-quarters of this to the amount of Ketchup
Yellow Mustard (five-eighths of this to the amount of Ketchup)
Brown Sugar or Refined Sugar and Molasses (quite liberally)
Cajun Ninja “Pi-Yah” Seasoning (just a quick dash or two)
Black Pepper (sparingly)
You will need either fresh or thawed chicken legs, and I highly recommend Sanderson Farm’s AKA Mrs. Goldie.
Place drumsticks on a sturdy and, if possible, non-stick baking pan.
Preheat oven to 425 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Whilst waiting for the oven to get hot; coat the barbecue sauce on each piece until covered thoroughly.
Allow the sauce to sit on the chicken while the oven is heating, this somewhat allows a marinade to happen.
Once the oven has reached the target temperature, bake for 50 minutes straight.
Maybe turn your kitchen vent on to share the wonderful aroma with your neighbors, while the chicken is baking. Then again, you, the reader, might make them jealous.
Serve and enjoy.
Great side dishes to serve with barbecued meats, of course, are Potato Salad and Coleslaw.
Being on a disability pension, I have to budget every penny, but somehow my God still provides for me and meets my every need. He also provides me with wonderful food! I give Him all the glory because all the glory is indeed His!