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Using BBQ Rub To Transform Rotisserie Chicken – TasteeBQ Reveals the Truth (PART 2)

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One Hour Smoked Rotisserie Chicken with Red Hot BBQ Sauce.

Most GrillMasters will tell you that the secret to smoking fresh Chicken is Low and Slow for hours, with careful temperature control. By starting with a precooked, Rotisserie Chicken it will absorb the smoke as you reheat it on the Grill. TasteeBQ recently went on a worldwide quest to assemble a Magic Rub with 9 of the greatest SuperFoods on the planet.

Brief Summary- Part 1:

rotisserie chicken
HELP ME! Rotisserie Chickens are moist and affordable, but can sometimes fall short on flavor.
BBQ Rub seasoned Rotisserie Chicken
Simply season Baked or Rotisserie Chicken with Magic Rub, and it’s already good to go. In Part 1, Tastee BQ also shared a recipe for Temporary Home Rub Potion.

TEMPORARY HOME RUB POTION
2 Tbsp. Smoked Paprika
1.Tbsp. Garlic
1. Tbsp. Cumin
1. Tsp.Turmeric
1. Tsp. Raw Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 Tsp. Pepper
[Salt and Sugar optional]

bbq barbecue chicken
Transform Rub Rubbed Chicken into Heated Rubbed Chicken (shown here with Red Hot BBQ Sauce), using Grill, Oven or Skillet. TasteeBQ also discussed the benefits of Turmeric and Garlic.

Part 2

TasteeBQ grew up in the Midwest. Flavors from Texas, South Carolina and Tennessee influenced folks to create a variety of Chicago Style BBQ Sauces. Most of these Sauces use Ground Mustard, which is rarely Gluten Free (GF). Forced to solve this dilemma, our Hero decided to visit Okinawa, Japan- where people are said to live longer than Dinosaurs. He found that these heathy beings traditionally drink Turmeric Tea on a daily basis for as long as the oldest person can remember. So to be friendly to his GF friends, TasteeBQ decided to make Turmeric part of the Magic Rub.

Recipe #3- Homemade RED HOT BBQ SAUCE

As delicious as the Chicken is after Rubbing and Heating, for some people the BBQ experience isn’t complete without a Sauce. Over centuries of exhaustive research and testing, TasteeBQ has found that the Magic Rub can be used as a base for an infinite variety of BBQ Sauce Recipes. But today, he is going for something sweet and Cinnamon-ey, so he will utilize a highly specialized weapon: Hot Tamale Candy.

homemede bbq sauce
Start with your favorite fresh Orange Juice and a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar. No-Pulp juice will make for a smoother sauce.
homemade bbq sauce
Add desired amount of POWER (or temporary Rub). Heat and stir until blended.
Red Hot BBQ Sauce
The Secret Ingredient.
Chop Hot Tamales
Chop the Hot Tamales before adding to pot. May chop more finely for faster melting. If any tasty candy chunks are left in the sauce, guess you’ll be forced to eat them.
Homemade Red Hot BBQ Sauce
Heat and Stir until thick and you are ready to enjoy “Red Hot BBQ Sauce” (TasteeBQ didn’t call it “Hot Tamale Sauce” for fear of Susan Feniger). You may also add a Tbsp. of Tomato Paste for flavor and redder sauce, or a Tsp. Molasses for richer sweetness.

RED HOT BBQ SAUCE TECHNIQUE

1. Heat 1 Cup fresh Orange Juice with 2 oz. Apple Cider Vinegar.
2. As it warms, stir in 2 Tbsp. BBQ Rub, then 1/5 Cup chopped Hot Tamale Candy.
3. Stir until thick, and Candy dissolves. May also add chopped Grilled Onion or Garlic.

“In the Middle Ages, a time when spices were relatively rare, cumin was one of the most common spices. It was thought to promote love and fidelity. People carried it to weddings and walked around with it with their pockets. It was reputed to keep lovers and chickens from wandering. Thus, married soldiers were sent off to battle with a fresh baked loaf of cumin bread.” – InDepthInfo.com

[TasteeBQ remembers the time, so he decided to add Cumin to the Magic Rub- especially for the Chickens.]

Recipe #4- MARINATED ONE HOUR SMOKED CHICKEN

This is “The Most Amazing Thing You Can Ever Do to Transform a Rotisserie Chicken” (in TasteeBQ’s humble opinion). This recipe can be done on the run, if necessary, but marinating the Chicken overnight adds tremendous flavor. Plus a cooled Chicken holds up on the Smoker much better than a warm one. It would help to marinate and refrigerate it for even a couple of hours.

Wood Chips on Charcoal
If you have any sort of outdoor Grill, it can be used as a smoker with the help of Wood Chips. Use them dry for Gas Grills and wet for Charcoal. Be sure to cook chicken with indirect heat.

EASY TECHNIQUE:
1. Buy Chicken a day in advance (grab two when you find them on Sale for $5.00). Thoroughly season Chicken with Rub, top and bottom. You may also rub in some Fresh Chopped Garlic. Refrigerate Chicken overnight.

2. Next day, set up to smoke Chicken on low for 1 Hour. Be sure to replenish wood chips, as needed. There should Grill space to smoke 2 or three Chickens. Great for a group, or if you want left over Smoked Chicken for Salads, Sandwiches and other Dishes throughout the week.

3. You may also try smoking sliced Onions and/or Garlic. Chop them to add smoky flavor to your BBQ Sauce.

Smoked BBQ Rotisserie Chicken
Baste Chicken with Red Hot BBQ Sauce for the final 10 minutes of cooking for even more smoky flavor.

TasteeBQ hopes you will try some of these Recipes. Rather than buying a myriad of Spices and Herbs, try finding a delicious BBQ Rub to make cooking them much simpler. It is also the most cost-effective way to make sure the blend of ingredients are equally fresh (rather than breaking out that bottle of 2 year old Paprika). These easy and affordable Recipes will make Your Kitchen the most delicious BBQ Joint in Town.

LINKS:

Article- PART 1

buzzfeed.com

HOW TO USE BBQ RUB TO TRANSFORM ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
TASTEEBQ REVEALS THE TRUTH (PART 1)

Recipe for Turmeric Tea

blog.seasonwithspice.com

More on Cumin

indepthinfo.com

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How to use BBQ Rub to Transform Rotisserie Chicken– TasteeBQ Reveals the Truth (Part 1)

Courtesy of TasteeBQ.com

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The key ingredient: Rotisserie Chicken. Available, affordable and ready for Transformation.

This is one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Where do those Chickens come from? Why are the prepared ones cheaper than buying fresh ones? What road did those (same sized) Chickens cross to get to our table side ? Why are they so good? TasteeBQ had no time go ponder these deep thoughts. It was dinner time, traffic stucked, and those Rotisserie Chickens at the grocery looked mighty fine.

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Is Rotisserie Chicken the best convenience food since sliced bread?

But hadn’t he consumed a whole Rotisserie Chicken every night for the past four days? He considered getting that $5.00 Fried 8-pc Chicken deal tonight… Nah maybe next time. So our Hero had to come up with a scheme. Some way to make the same, tasty Rotisserie Chicken taste not so… same. TasteeBQ came up with a Plan. Why not fly all over the world and seek Herbal Wisdom in a jar?

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Seasoned chicken looks good enough to eat? Go for it. Recipe #1-POWER Rubbed Chicken. Or this could be Step 1 for Recipe #2.

Recipe #1 RUB RUBBED CHICKEN (Not Jerked)

Enough pondering. Time for dinner. The first recipe he tried was really fast and easy. TasteeBQ used his Magic Rub with 9 Sacred SuperFoods. He simply removed the Chicken from the plastic tub, sprinkled it with the Rub- and Yum! Those who have yet to acquire the Magic Rub can use the following potion:

TEMPORARY HOME RUB POTION

2 Tbl. Smoked Paprika

1.Tbl. Garlic

1. Tbl. Cumin

1. Tsp.Turmeric

1. Tsp. Raw Sugar

1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt & 1/4 Tsp Pepper

[Salt and Sugar optional]

POWER Rubbed Chicken, rub rubbed chicken, rotisserie chicken
POWER Rubbed Chicken is the first step to quick marinating Chicken before heating it by Grill, Oven or Skillet.

This is not to be confused with Jerked Chicken. TasteeBQ found that Paprika is considered a SuperFood by some. Paprika is said to have famously dueled with Citrus Foods and won the title for “Most Vitamin C”. Who knew? Our hero found the spice to be popular everywhere from Hungary to Spain, Morocco, Mexico and in the Caribbean. The dishes ranged from Sausages, to Stews, Paellas and more. He also learned that applying heat to Paprika brings out even more of it’s natural smoky flavor. This led him to a brilliant idea.

Baked Rubbed Chicken, corn
Baked Rubbed Chicken w/ Corn

Recipe #2- HEAT RUBBED CHICKEN

Simply genius. Who could of thought that adding flame to a re-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken could make it taste better? After applying the Magic Rub, TasteeBQ tried heating it, using several techniques. The results came out the same- Delicious!

Grill- Cut in half (lengthwise) and marinate Chicken in Rub (or Potion) for 15 minutes while firing up the Grill to Medium.  The longer you grill Chicken on indirect heat the more BBQ flavor you’ll get. Use wood chips for even more flavor.

Oven- After marinating, bake whole Chicken at 400 degrees for 1/2 hour. Then Broil for 5-6 minutes to get tasty, crispy skin.

Skillet/ Grill Pan- Heat up a little oil. Cut marinated Chicken into 4-6 sections. Pan sear Chicken on both sides, to caramelize. For extra flavor, you can saute’ Chopped Onions and/Garlic along with Chicken.

Grilled Rubbed Chicken with BBQ Sauce
Grilled Rubbed Chicken with BBQ Sauce.

If Grilled Chicken makes you Scream, Smoked Chicken is the Mona Lisa. It is almost impossible to describe the beauty and deliciousness of nicely smoked meat. But the flavor is simply unmistakable. That reminds TasteeBQ of Garlic, which he considers the Mona Lisa of Spices. Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, everywhere from China to Japan, Egypt, India, France, Russia, South Korea, South America and here in the U.S.

Gratuitous Bonus Video- The Mona Lisa

Check out the crowd on pilgrimage to see the Mona Lisa in Paris. Could have been an International Garlic Convention.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCTH8ht2RuA

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One Hour Smoked Rotisserie Chicken w/Red Hot BBQ Sauce.

Next time, TasteeBQ will reveal the techniques for making Homemade BBQ Sauce and Smoked Rotisserie Chicken. Stay tuned.

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4 Easy BBQ Recipes for the 4th of July

 

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TasteeBQ Reveals Secrets for Cooking Smoked Food

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Has your BBQ Season already started? With the great American Holiday coming up, even “holdouts” will be firing up the Grill for the 4th of July. If you want to step up your food this year, consider converting your Grill into a Smoker. It is much easier than you’d think, and smoky natural wood flavor will add an all-new dimension to everything you cook. —TasteeBQ

Our superhero, TasteeBQ was recently summoned to a beautiful home in the Hills above a popular California Beach for a special Father’s Day grilling lesson. A really nice family needed rescue help for their Grill- which came with a French sounding name and lots of Infrared attitude. TasteeBQ offered the following Tips:

Wood Chips on Charcoal
If you have any sort of outdoor Grill, it can be used as a smoker with the help of Wood Chips. Use them dry for Gas Grills and wet for Charcoal. Be sure to use with Indirect Heat.

Easy Tips For Food Smoking:

1. The Key to Smoked Food Cooking is: “Low and Slow”.
2. Indirect Heat Method allows food to absorb delicious smoked flavor without overcooking.
3. For Charcoal Grilling- Soak the Wood Chips or Chunks for at least 1/2 hour in advance.
4. Gas and Infrared Grills may add dry Chips or Pellets to built-in or store bought Smoke Box or Tin. Or go “Hobo” and place the dry Chips into double-ply Aluminum Foil Pouch.
5. Either way, 1/3 Cup of Chips should be placed on Coals or Hot side of Grill. Use Low or no Heat on Smoking/Cooking side of grill. Replace chips whenever smoke runs out (30 mins to Hour).

You can use these Tips to add a new twist to some Traditional 4th of July BBQ Dishes-

4 EASY BBQ RECIPES FOR the 4th of JULY

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1. SMOKED CHIPS
Rather than serving your Chips from Bag to Bowl, let them take an 8 to 10 minute detour to the Smoker. Put Chips in a tin, aluminum pan or homemade Foil Basket. Works with all kinds of Chips from Potato, Corn, Veggie or Pita. For a twist, sprinkle Chips with a Delicious BBQ Rub (like HEROIC! from California Gold BBQ Rubs) or Grill Seasoning before and after Smoking (stirring chips halfway through).

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2. SMOKED HOT DOGS
Yeah, most of the packages say the wieners are “Smoked”, but you probably haven’t tasted a truly Smoked Hotdog until you try this. Cook Hotdogs on the slow, cooler end of Grill and let them warm up for about 12-15 minutes. Flip in middle of cooking once they start to plump up and take on color. When they start to blister or separate, it is their way of announcing “Done!”.

3. SAVORY BBQ BURGERS
Use this recipe for 1/2lb. Big Boys, to 1/4 Pounders or 3oz. Sliders (can cut hotdog buns into 2-3 sections to save on overpriced store “Mini Buns”).

For each 1lb of Ground Beef or Turkey mix in:
2 Tbl. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbl. BBQ Sauce
1 Tbl. Paprika
1 Tbl. Ground Turmeric (may substitute Mustard Seed)
2 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
[Optional- Add 1-2 Tbl. of your favorite Grill Seasoning or a Delicious BBQ Rub (like HEROIC!), which can also be used to make Gluten Free BBQ Sauce]

Mix well and return Meat to Refrigerator until ready to cook. Separate Meat into desired size Patties. Sear on both sides using Hotter part of Grill. When they are just under desired doneness, move Burgers to cooler side and let smoker finish cooking (this is also good time to add slice of cheese). Serve with BBQ Sauce and/or Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup. [Cheese, Tomato and Lettuce Optional]

Bonus Tip-

Strike While the Fire is Hot. You can also use Grill to kick-up your Condiment Bar for Burgers and Hotdogs. Key is to prepare Veggies in large portion, then cut to size after Grilling. Coat with oil and herbs or use a really Delicious BBQ Rub (like HEROIC!). Try this with Onions (slice thick, then separate or chop), Bell Peppers, Pickle Spears. Tomatoes, Lettuce, Fresh Chilies or Jalapenos, etc…

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4. SMOKED CORN
Prepare Fresh Corn- Remove hard outer husks from each ear of Corn. Trim stem to 1 inch. Leave a small layer of tender husk attached. Pull husks back and remove as much silk as possible (Run under sink?). Then replace husk back around Corn.

Soak Corn- Immerse Corn cobs in water for minimum 1/2 Hour to Overnight. This will tenderize Corn and moisten husk so it doesn’t burn (and protects Corn on grill). Also adds more corny good flavor.

Cook- In Smoker or Grill for 15-20 minutes on moderate heat, rotating to get some color on all sides. You can tell it is done when kernels feel tender. [No Grill?- Place Corn in microwavable dish, in shallow water for steaming. Cover with plastic wrap or glass lid. Cook on High for 6-8 minutes, rotating midway through, until tender]. When cool enough to handle warm Corn, pull back husk (and snip)

Seasoning Bar- Should include basic Butter, Salt and Pepper. For more variety, have available Mayonnaise, Hot Sauce, Garlic Salt, Italian Seasoning and/or a really Delicious BBQ Rub.

TasteeBQ wishes all of you a Happy Independence Day. Hope these Recipes help bring you independence from BorenG’Food, all the year round.

BBQ Chicken and Ribs Recipes

For those who gotta have Chicken and/or Ribs for the Holiday: The only “Easy Recipe” is to buy them pre-cooked and heat them up in the Smoker before adding BBQ Sauce or a Delicious BBQ Rub. To make them fresh, here are some links that may help with Baking and Grilling techniques. Feel free to substitute a Delicious BBQ Rub (like HEROIC!)  if a Recipe calls for a ton of different spices.

The Splendid Table splendidtable.org

Recipe for Baked or Grilled Ribs

The Chew celebuzz.com

Chef Jason Robert’s recipe for Ribs.

Rachel Ray rachaelray.com

Great Recipes for Deviled Chicken, plus Deviled Egg and Potato Salad

Food Network foodnetwork.com

Their new Grilling Central section has a wealth of BBQ Chicken and Rib Recipes. Remember- you can substitute a really Delicious BBQ Rub if a recipe has a long list of seasonings and spices.

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