Saturday, June 6, 2009

Spicy Cajun BBQ Chicken w/ Creole Rice Dressing

When a cousin of mine and her family of four dropped by unexpectedly today, I told her that she was just in time for some barbeque chicken that I was grilling on the patio. I had made a big bowl of potato salad, this morning and had cooked the baked beans in the crockpot, last night while I slept. This spicy chicken is fabulous and the rice dressing, which was my mother's recipe, is divine. It was great to see them and we enjoyed reminiscing over a plate of Cajun comfort. Try this, you'll love it!
Cest bon, cher!

Cajun BBQ Chicken

1 whole chicken, cut up
2 tbs.'s or more, Cajun seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp.  Kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tbs.'s Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco to taste

BBQ Sauce  

2 cups ketchup 
2 tbs.'s Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. each, yellow mustard and Creole mustard
2 tbs.'s brown sugar
1 tbs. molasses
1/2 tsp. salt
4 dashes Tabasco
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, finely chopped

Place all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Keep warm, until ready to use.

Season chicken and chill for one or more hours. Grill on medium heat for 20 minutes, turning once, after 10 minutes. Baste with barbeque sauce and grill for 5 minutes on one side, then baste and grill for 5 minutes on other side. Serve with Creole rice dressing, baked beans, and potato salad.

Creole Rice Dressing

1 cup onions, chopped fine
1/2 cup celery, chopped fine
1 cup bell pepper, chopped fine
2 tsp.'s minced garlic
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1/4 lb. chicken giblets, chopped
Salt and Tabasco, to taste
1/2 tsp. red pepper
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 tbs's Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 bunch green onions, chopped, including tops
2 cups beef stock or broth
1 1/2 cups cooked rice

In heavy skillet, on medium heat, brown the beef, pork, giblets, salt and Tabasco, and cook, stir and chop with large spoon, until browned. Drain excess oil and add the trinity, (onions, bell peppers, and celery), garlic, and remaining seasonings and stir fry for 10 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and beef broth, stir, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the green onions and parsley and cook for 10 more minutes. Cut heat off and add the cooked rice and gently stir until well blended. Divinely delicious! Serves 6


Sniffles and Smiles said...

I'm coming to dinner!!!! Marguerite, you are a spectacular hostess!!! Wow! I'm are so organized, and can entertain on a whim! So when do you get your own T.V. show???! You mention the rice dressing was your mom's...has she been gone long? This weekend is the one year anniversary of my Mom's death...I'm thinking this may be one more thing we have in common!!!! My heart is with you. You are such a great friend! ~Janine XO

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Okay, so this is getting too funny!!!! You are most certainly my soul sister!!! We must have been separated at birth ;-) LOL...~Janine XO

Marguerite said...

S&S- Thanks so much for your kind words, cher! Being organized is one part of being a Virgo that comes in handy. But I always cook extra everything because my son is 6'4" tall and can really pack it away and I never know who or how many might drop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, on any day.
It's the Cajun way!

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Owen said...

MMMmmm, this is making us all pretty hungry over here in France ! And enjoy those touches of Cajun French too... wonderful how the culture has survived since the French first arrived there long ago... and thanks for your visit today ! Am going to stop back for sure to see what's cookin' in Cajun territory ! Bonne soirée et bon appétit !

Marguerite said...

Merci Beaucoup, Alisa, for visiting and for the kind compliments and great widget. So nice to share another great site with my foodie readers.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Thank you, my dear friend...Love to you! Janine XO

Marguerite said...

Thanks for visiting, Owen. So glad that you enjoyed it. And yes, it is amazing that we are still speaking the same French of our 15th century ancestors in France! The fact that the culture lives on despite the migrations and obstacles, is a testament to the unwavering spirit of the Cajun people.

California Girl said...

I am currently suffering with diverticulitis and unable to eat anything solid, let alone anything spicy and your blog is KILLING ME! Looks so good.

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I'll have to stop by when when come down for a visit. Seems like you always have my favorites cooking! Everything sounds fantastic!

Marguerite said...

Cal. Girl- So sorry that you're not feeling well. I have a friend who shares the same problem and swears that yogurt and yoga keeps it away. Hope you feel better soon!

Marguerite said...

Katherine,thanks so much for the special compliment. I would love it if you could stop by on one of your trips to New Orleans! Maybe we could go to Fred's in Mamou? lol