Barbecue Chicken "Secret" Recipe

Barbecue Chicken
By DE
@DaddyEvil (22340)
United States
June 27, 2016 8:01pm CST
I know a lot of people who live in Missouri use their own "secret" recipe for barbecuing. Yep! Even me! Would you care to know my "secret" recipe? Yes, I'll tell you exactly what goes into my "secret" recipe! (Shhh! Don't tell anyone!) *DE looks around furtively.* I mix one bottle of barbecue sauce with half a bottle of Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, add a quarter cup of finely chopped onions and a tablespoon of ground garlic. I stir this well and then start laying the chicken on the already hot grill. Using a long handled brush, I quickly brush a thick layer of this mix onto the top of the chicken breasts. (De-boned and skinless by preference.) I close the lid and set the air vents almost closed on top and about half-way on the bottom. Leave the chicken breasts alone for twenty minutes! (Well, okay, I do open the lid and dash some more barbecue sauce on the chicken after about ten minutes.) But I DON'T flip the breasts yet or "check the bottoms" of them either. Trust me! The more you bother the meat on the grill, the more you cause it to dry out! After twenty minutes, I flip the chicken breasts and slob a thick layer of my "secret" barbecue sauce on the breasts. Close the lid and open the vents in the top of the grill all the way but leave the bottom vents alone. (Yes, I HAVE done this before, thank you!) In ten minutes, slob on more "secret" barbecue sauce... at the end of twenty minutes you remove the chicken breasts from the grill. We always fill the entire barbecue with chicken breasts because we LOVE leftovers. We will eat barbecue chicken for three days from a full grill... yep, every meal, if we want! Do you have a "secret" recipe for barbecue? Can you guess what we are having for supper tonight?
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@JudyEv (100470)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun 16
Sounds very yummy. We don't barbecue much but chicken cooked like this sounds really nice.
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@JudyEv (100470)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun 16
@DaddyEvil Will you stop with the cooking stories please? I haven't had lunch yet and there is no hot chicken in sight!
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
28 Jun 16
@JudyEv Oh! So you don't want me to tell you about the homemade rolls I just took out of my oven, either? Okay.
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
29 Jun 16
Yes, I want to hear about the rolls and I'm wondering what I could substitute for the Buttermilk Ranch dressing as I'm pretty sure we don't have that here.
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@toniganzon (41033)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Those ingredients sound alien to me. I would rather you invite me for dinner while you cook than be the one cooking.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
28 Jun 16
Toni, you are hereby invited to dinner any time you want! I would be thrilled to cook for you!
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@toniganzon (41033)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
@DaddyEvil thank you so much. I have a very big appetite.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
1 Jul 16
@toniganzon Come, my friend! Eat hearty! I always cook too much!
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
I am still trying to get that sauce from my fave bbq stand. Lol Well..i have no idea what is it
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
28 Jun 16
LOL! then just make up a batch of this sauce and try it instead... I promise, you will like this one, too!
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
@DaddyEvil i am thinking..where could.i buy those ingredients? Haha
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
28 Jun 16
@Lucky15 Or you could hitch a ride to my house with Toni ( @toniganzon ) since I already invited her over for dinner, you know! LOL!
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• Philippines
28 Jun 16
I don't have that secret recipe. Thank you for sharing.. bbq with your secret recipe sounds yummy!
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• Philippines
28 Jun 16
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@TheHorse (52738)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Jul 16
I do. Like yours, it's very secret. I'll post about it when I get back from LA.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
4 Jul 16
I hope you have a good trip, pony! Be careful!
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@TheHorse (52738)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Jul 16
@DaddyEvil Alas, I was un-careful and got arrested again.
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
5 Jul 16
@DaddyEvil ...Pony holds doctorate in the art you propose to teach him.
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
28 Jun 16
I am not sure you eat garam masala (some spices ground)...but my aunts tend to wash, then keep it soaked in some ginger garlic paste and plenty of curds, and some turmeric, and salt, and chillies and garam masala they leave it in fridge for over an hour. One brahmin girl who was my neighbor told me how to do it (for one of the parties). She took the usual tomato sauce a little bit of curds salt ginger garlic, and garam masala...left it aside for an hour and said now fry or barbecue...everybody liked it. Both of them used toothpicks to make holes in the flesh..height of cruelty.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
28 Jun 16
You mean there is some kind of meat the girl fixed for you to fry or barbecue? If there is no meat, then I am very confused!
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
28 Jun 16
@DaddyEvil ..Yeah...meat (chicken to be precise..brahmins don't eat meat...she learned it from somewhere). You do realize I crash landed into cooking from hostel life, without mom to guide me. Don't you? So those are my observations, and they have served me well. I do cook non-veg DE...I don't eat. I don't mind serving it on my table. I won't taste to find out the salt and pepper in it or whether it is tender.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
28 Jun 16
@vandana7 No, vanny, I had no idea. I knew you lived in a hostel, but have no idea what that is... Is that the same thing @hora_fugit is always talking about?
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@just4him (91547)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jun 16
Uh - Hamburgers? I don't have a secret recipe for anything. Yours sounds very good. Enjoy the leftovers, they're always better the second day anyway.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
1 Jul 16
Pretty doesn't like hamburgers, but I would cook some if you were coming to dinner, Valerie! Honestly, if you were coming for dinner, I would not be cooking such plain fare as this. You would dine on far better fare, I guarantee that!
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@just4him (91547)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jul 16
@DaddyEvil Well then, I'll need to make a trip to Missouri just to sample your excellent fare. Just remember I'm allergic to chicken.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
5 Jul 16
@just4him That is okay, this recipe works equally well with pork chops. How does that sound?
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• United States
28 Jun 16
well, i hope yer happy coz i'm now cravin' bar-b-que'd chicken. don't reckon i've e'er tasted such with ranch added 'nto the mix? used to make my own sauce from scratch. 'tis been so many years now though that i'd prolly screw 't'p, lol big hugs!
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
28 Jun 16
Well try making your sauce like this and see what you think! I bet you will love it!
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• United States
28 Jun 16
@DaddyEvil sadly i can no longer partake'n such tasty treats :(
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
1 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx I wondered about that, Crazy, after I remembered you can't have hot buttered rolls fresh from the oven! (Sorry! It got away from me!)
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• United States
28 Jun 16
Your secrets safe with me *quickly copies and pastes into a document..* When it comes to grilling, that is my husband's job, and I don't know what he does, but his chicken always comes out juicy and tasty. Of course change is good, so maybe I will secretly grill out using your recipe.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
1 Jul 16
You might suggest a bit of something "new" to your hubby, Carmela! I am sure his recipe is delicious, but everyone likes a new taste just to test what someone else uses!
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• United States
3 Jul 16
@DaddyEvil Next time we grill out, I will. Unfortunately it started raining this morning and will rain for the next couple days, so no grilling for a while.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
4 Jul 16
@Carmelanirel2 Yeah, it rained her for the last couple of days, off and on... I'm hoping it doesn't rain today, so we can sit out tonight and watch the neighbors wasting their money! Happy 4th of July!
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@shaggin (26755)
• United States
28 Jun 16
I do not eat meat but this sounds really yummy.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
1 Jul 16
Are you vegetarian or what would you call the way you eat, shaggin? What do you eat for protein? Beans, nuts/legumes, mushrooms, lentils, cauliflower or eggplant? Or possibly you eat something I have never even heard of?
@shaggin (26755)
• United States
1 Jul 16
@DaddyEvil I am a vegetarian since I was 7. I have never been a health concious one though. I ate burnt pizza for dinner last night. Usually I take a multivitamin to make up for how not nutrious I eat. I do once in awhile eat a Boca burger.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
5 Jul 16
@shaggin Hmmm... I am not sure, but I don't see why this sauce wouldn't work on a shiitake mushroom pizza, shaggin... I am fairly sure I wouldn't burn it, either. Uhm... a Boca burger? May I share a link with you? I am not suggesting anything. I think you might be interested in reading this article, though.
4th of July is right around the corner and I really can’t think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than a good old fashioned BBQ. But I have to be honest here, attending a BBQ produces a bit … Continued
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@sofssu (14736)
28 Jun 16
Sounds good to me.. Finger licking delicious.. but I love my barbecued chicken nice and spicy.. so I throw in a huge helping of red chilly grounds. A tiny blob of butter on top makes things even more delicious.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
28 Jun 16
Yeah, I would love that, too, sofs! The problem there is that I can't have spicy! (Uhm... the cancer objects to it, so that is a no-go!)
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@sofssu (14736)
28 Jun 16
@DaddyEvil Oh no.. You have/had cancer?
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
28 Jun 16
@sofssu Oops! Sorry, hon! I thought you already knew that! Uhm... I had malicious melanoma for over seven years before the oncologist finally got the last of it. The doctors declared me cancer free and then about nine months later I was diagnosed with a very form of rectal cancer. No known cure. (That is what I take pain meds for.)
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@much2say (35399)
• United States
16 Jul 16
Ohhhh, throw me some rice to go with that and I'm good!! Interesting with the ranch dressing - I'll have to try that! But we don't have a "real" bbq yet . . . we do have this indoor electric grill that's a pain to clean, but it does the trick. I know, I know, nothing beats a "real" bbq though! And I love making leftovers too - you can do a lot with leftover chicken! Can't say I have any secret ingredients for any recipe . . . most of the recipes I use were found at some point in a book or online . . . I guess I stole other people's secrets!
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
17 Jul 16
Hey, are you talking about one of those stoves that has two burners and the rest of the top is a grill looking thingy? When I first married Pretty's mom we bought one of those stoves for our house. Other than it being a royal pain to clean, we liked it just fine! We left that stove with the house when we sold it and bought a house that wasn't finished being built. My wife LOVED picking out all the appliances, deciding what carpets she wanted in the house, whether to put wood moulding halfway up the walls or not, whether to have the ceilings with the coffering or just flat... All kinds of crap! I wanted another one of those stoves, but she didn't... Guess who won?
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@much2say (35399)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@DaddyEvil I've seen those stoves - in fact recently when we went to Lowes. But no, that's the not kind we have. My ex-bosses gave it to us as a wedding present . . . it's a table top electric grill that you just plug in. The top unit is the grill, and the bottom is a sort of basin for catching the drips. We can put foil in the basin for easy clean up - but it's the grill cleaning that's a pain in the butt. It's a non-stick metal (I know, it's not good, so we'll be getting rid of it eventually), so it's not like we can scrub the heck out of it. It says you can stick it in the dishwasher, but still you have to get all the bits and pieces out yourself. And - oh the stories you have! I'm glad you got YOUR stove!
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@sol_cee (13566)
• Japan
5 Jul 16
I learned one thing from this post aside from the ultra-secret sauce. Never bother the meat on the grill.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
5 Jul 16
But that is more important then what you use as a sauce for your barbecue, Sol! Too many people never learn to simply leave the meat alone!
@sol_cee (13566)
• Japan
5 Jul 16
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@rubyriaz007 (2501)
• India
28 Nov
I love barbecue chicken very much. I will definitely try this recipe on weekend.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
29 Nov
I hope you find it just as delicious as we do, Rubeena!
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@mom210 (5797)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Aug 16
I do have a bbq recipe that I do not even share with the family, it is a secret. I don'y want just anybody to make it, I am going to carry it to my grave although I may hide one copy someplace for them to find someday.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
29 Nov
Oh, my, Kim! You've been hiding on this discussion for over a year! Did you enjoy some of my chicken while you waited for me to find you down here? (I hope it was good enough that you didn't mind the wait!)
@marsha32 (6780)
• United States
1 Aug 16
oh! I'm going to have to try that!
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
5 Aug 16
It is delicious, I promise!
@cacay1 (32164)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jul 16
Nice recipe. I just want to know your gender male or female. I called you handsome, but here you cook hehehehe.Maybe you are a virtuoso.Just asking, I am so confused.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
12 Jul 16
My profile and my picture are the real me, Erly! I learned to cook from my mother at a young age. There were 16 living children in my family. My mom continued to cook for that many people even when there were only my mom, my youngest brother and I left at home. If we didn't want to eat the same thing as leftovers for a week, one of us had to do the cooking. My brother and I split cooking chores until we left home. It is typical here in the United States for outdoor cooking to be done by men. Indoor cooking is normally a woman's domain. I am a bit unusual in that I am a male who cooks indoors and out. I am divorced, so my daughter and I eat my cooking or starve. (Since we've both gained weight instead of lost it, you can take my word that I can cook well... ) Handsome does indeed fit DE, my avatar. He is made from a picture of me twenty years ago....
@acelawrites (10750)
• Philippines
5 Jul 16
Looks so delicious! The secret really is in the marinade ingredients.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
5 Jul 16
Thank you! I made another batch tonight while we watched fireworks! I would offer you some, but this pc doesn't have a tray for me to put food items in to send them over the internet to you! Sorry about that. I guess that is what happens when you buy cheap equipment.
@jstory07 (58305)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Jun 16
I love barbecued chicken the best. Yours sounds really good.
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
1 Jul 16
Thank you, Judy! I prefer bird over red meat any day! That is why I always buy several turkeys during Christmas sales and keep them frozen until I am ready to prepare a new one sometime during the year. I mostly fix meals using chicken instead of beef.
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
29 Jun 16
Can I come over to dinner?
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@DaddyEvil (22340)
• United States
1 Jul 16
Of course, Jess! You are welcome to come eat and visit for some time!
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