Recipe of the Week

Main Ingredient - Chicken
Created by Elizabeth Karmel
Created by Elizabeth Karmel
Created by Elizabeth Karmel

This is the basic recipe for beer-can chicken whose origin has as man stories as there are grill cooks.

The one I like goes something like this. A barbecue pitmaster had been drinking beer—the official sanctioned barbecue circuit beverage--all day when he realized that he was going to need to eat something if he was going to last all day and into the next morning tending his slow-cooked barbecue. So, he opened his rig (a smoke-grill big enough for several whole hogs) and set his beer down on the cooking grate to get something small to cook from his cooler. He picked up a chicken and put it on top of his half-full can without noticing what he was doing. He looked for his beer, couldn’t find it and popped open another one without a second thought. That is, until he opened the grill an hour later and, lo and behold, perched on his smoker was the first beer can chicken! Regardless of the story, it is truly the best chicken any of us girls have ever tasted!

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Created by Elizabeth Karmel

Recipe using Lemon Pepper Marinade Mix

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Created by Elizabeth Karmel

There is nothing easier than grilling boneless, skinless chicken breasts. The trick is to brush with oil and grill over direct heat, turning only once during the cooking time.

Created by Elizabeth Karmel

I like to cut up my own chicken, but if you buy pre-cut chicken, cut the breasts in half to make the pieces easier to manage. I like to brine the chicken pieces for at least 2 hours, but even an hour makes a difference.


Created by Elizabeth Karmel

This recipe was created by my barbecue buddy Steven Raichlen who definitely has perfected cooking over an open fire. It is a little more involved and a little more advanced but the end result is worth the patience it takes to make this recipe.

Created by Elizabeth Karmel
Created by Elizabeth Karmel
Created by Elizabeth Karmel

This week, the Girls are getting out their pre-election frustrations by making Chicken Paillard with a Greek Farmer’s Salad and that heavenly garlic-cucumber-yogurt sauce called tzazaki. The fresh lemon and oregano rub infuses the thin pieces of chicken (called paillard), making it sparkle with flavor. Served on top of a Greek farmer’s salad (a.k.a. Horatiki) and dressed with the pungent tzazaki, it’s a dish that’s hard to beat. If you’re not a yogurt person, the chicken is also good served on the salad with a spicy oregano vinaigrette. Have fun pounding the chicken and…don’t forget; your vote counts just as much as the next girl (or guy)!

Created by Elizabeth Karmel
Created by Elizabeth Karmel

This First Place at the National Cornbread Festival recipe is a sure-fire winner dinner. The Southwestern-style recipe is from Jenny Flake who lives in Gilbert, Arizonia—it’s a contemporary version of a skillet supper.

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Created by Elizabeth Karmel

I created this recipe to capture the essence of the food that I ate and cooked during my two-week culinary exploration of Oaxcaca. Once you accept that mayonnaise is purchased in Mexican warehouse stores and used for cooking everything—even in the most remote villages—you understand that it is really just a great way to lubricate and flavor poultry, meat or fish. This wet rub can be used equally well on thick fish steaks or large whole fish such as snapper.

Created by Elizabeth Karmel

The great thing about the rub is that the fluffy fine citrus zest explodes with flavor but doesn’t make the dry rub wet.

Created by Elizabeth Karmel

Recipe using Garlic & Herb Marinade Mix

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