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SUMMER is just around the corner!
With summer comes beach days, hiking, BBQs, etc! Basically summer is all about fun and food. Ok, maybe it's just about food for me, but I LOVE food... yes this fitness junkie loves to eat. Just in case you were wondering. [p.s. follow me on snapchat at tiarawasner for more adventure, food and life snaps]. I've always loved putting a healthy twist on some of my favorites and today I'm making a 'healthyish' american BBQ classic, potato salad! What?! Yup, I'm getting crazy over here.
Summer BBQ Menu [ideas]
- BBQ Chicken using Heinz Memphis Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce crafted by Regional Pitmaster of Memphis - Dan Brown, Leonard’s PIT Barbecue
- Fruit Salad
- Potato Salad
- Spinach Salad [because you always need greens]
- Sweet Corn
- Homemade Ice Cream or Popsicles! [a must]
Blogger Notes: If it's a rainy day or you're just looking for something different try making pulled pork using your crockpot and Heinz Memphis Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce or Heinz BBQ Classic Sweet & Thick!
Ok, ok... now that I've shared what my BBQ spreads typically look like let's chat specifically about BBQ chicken and potato salad.
How to BBQ Chicken
3-4 lbs bone in chicken thighs and legs
1-2 cups Heinz Memphis Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce [Heinz BBQ is 100% Natural. Which, is a point of difference vs. other BBQ Sauce competitors.]
Salt and Pepper
When using BBQ sauce like Heinz Memphis Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce I personally prefer to use skin on chicken.
Next, salt and pepper the chicken liberally, and massage the oil and seasoning over the entire surface of every piece.
Set the chicken on the grill in the “indirect heat” area. [aka, On the grates that don’t have a full flame underneath.]
Grill for 15 minutes per side. Pro tip: set a timer so you don’t lose track!
Next, brush bbq sauce over the entire surface of the chicken and grill an additional 5 minutes per side. You'll want the bbq sauce to create a bark on the exterior of the chicken.
Remove the chicken from the grill and let it set for another 5 minutes before serving.
Enjoy, and don't forget to check out other Heinz BBQ Sauce recipes HERE!
2 1/2 lbs red potatoes, skin-on, diced
1 cup plain greek yogurt [If you don't like the taste use mayo with olive oil]
4 green onions, sliced
3 1/2 tbsp brown whole grain mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste
Handful of dill, chopped
Add chopped potatoes and water [enough to cover potatoes] in a stockpot. Simmer on medium for roughly 20 minutes [try NOT to boil], until potatoes are fork-tender [cook longer if you like a softer potato salad]. Drain and cool for about 10 minutes. Pro tip: Cool quickly by spreading potatoes out on a baking sheet.
In a large bowl, combine greek yogurt, green onions, mustard, salt, pepper, and dill. Add potatoes to the mixture and toss until well-coated. Chill until ready to serve.
Optional: Spice up with hard boiled eggs, bacon or blue cheese.
What's you favorite BBQ side?