Like I mentioned last week, I’m drooling over the latest Southern Living Magazine. Knowing how much Big Guy loves to cook low and slow on Sundays, I suggested the Smoked Chicken with Fresh Herb Marinade. Not only could he do something he enjoyed but I would be able to use a few fresh herbs from the garden and feast on deliciousness.
The chicken marinates for at least 8 hours (we marinated ours for about 24 hours) in the most amazing mix of ingredients with olive oil and peanut oil.
salt and pepper
The chicken then smokes for about 2 hours. Big Guy spooned the juices over the chicken every 30 minutes or so to ensure that we didn’t end up with a dry bird.
The chicken smelled amazing the moment it hit the grill so I knew we were going to be in for a treat.
After the chicken was finished cooking, Big Guy cranked up the heat so that I could grill zucchini (fresh from the Farmers Market) slices for our side dish.
The grilled zucchini slices (which were simply tossed in olive oil and pepper pre-grilling) were being transformed into a Caprese-style side dish.
Once grilled, the zucchini was topped with sliced grape tomatoes and mozzarella balls along with basil confetti and a sprinkle of sea salt. So refreshing and light.
This dinner was perfection. The chicken was cooked perfectly – crispy skin and tender meat.
Quite possibly one of my favorite Sunday night dinners.