Stupid cake, or maybe it was stupid me. But in any case I turned what should have been a declaration of baking excellence into a temple dedicated to mediocrity. Sad. Oh well. Live and learn.
Alabama Barbecued Chicken.
Ingredients and Directions:
1 chicken (take shears, cut out spine, press flat, cut through the midline via the breast bone, and voila-- chicken halves!) seasoned with salt and pepper
1/4 C lard melted in microwave (30 second zap and stir)
Grill chicken over indirect heat (with the lid on) with the addition of soaked hickory chips to the lump charcoal for 1 hour.
Then baste chicken with lard. Continue grilling (with the lid on) for 45 minutes.
Dunk prepared chicken into RESERVED sauce and let sit for 5-10 minutes
2 C of Mayo
1/2 C of apple cider vinegar
1/2 C of pickle juice
1 ts of chili powder or 1/2 ts of cayenne
Whisk all together.
Set aside a bit of the sauce for serving and use the rest to drown the chicken... And your sorrows.