Broiled BBQ Chicken Breasts
I just finished my summerly reading of Gone with the Wind and it left me with a hankering for some BBQ. I live on the twenty-third floor of a building that has no balconies or roof-top, so grilling is simply out of the question. Good news city slickers! You only need a broiling pan and a working stove, both are hot commodities for urban renters. This is a pretty cheap and easy meal for just one or more...if you're so lucky. My advice is not to cheap out on the chicken, the better the cut, the better the texture.
You will need the following:
Chicken breasts (plucked of their feathers)
Juice of a lemon
red onion slices
BBQ sauce of your choice
Step 1: Pound that bird meat 'til she's nice and tender. Dowse tenderized cutlets in lemon juice.
Step 2: Set your oven to broil HI. Slice up some onions and lay each cutlet atop a ring of onions on your broiling pan. Sprinkle your chicken with paprika and ground pepper. (Salt will draw out moisture). Garnish with more onion slices (these will caramelize deliciously).
Step 3: Broil on the top rack for 17 minutes or so. Then coat with BBQ sauce and return to the oven for another 3-4 minutes.
Serve immediately and with lots of extra sauce.