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Firecracker chicken

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I use bone-in thighs and adjust the quantities of spice for the amount of chicken I'm using but: all of this rub is good for 3 lb (skin on or off) :


3 Tbs Paprika
1 Tbs Freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbs Kosher salt
¾ tsp Brown sugar
¾ tsp Chili powder
¾ tsp Garlic powder
½ tsp Ground cayenne pepper

3½ Pounds Chicken thighs or legs

Put the meat in a largish bag, sprinkle the spice mix in and give it a good shaking/rub/etc. Put the bag in a serving dish (in case the bag leaks) In the fridge for an hour or two, shaking the bag every 10 minutes or so to re-distribute the spices/juices that come out.

I always broil these pieces so:

1)10 minutes first side then flip
2) 10 minutes then flip
3) 5 minutes then flip
4) 5 minutes and DONE

Serve with.....whatever you want. I usually use have plain rice (prefer basmati but the spice mix kinda kills the basmati taste.

I'll also dip the eatin' size pieces in whatever hot sauce I have handy.
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I'm going to try this with strips.
Obviously cooking time will be substantially shorter (y)
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Perhaps some Fire Crackers would go with the chicken.

1 box of saltine crackers (4 sleeves)
1 cup Canola, grape seed or vegetable oil
1 package Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons Salad Supreme Seasoning
2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes

Mix your dry spice ingredients in a small bowl. Add oil to this and mix well with a whisk. Break open 4 packages of saltine crackers and place in a gallon size zipper bag all at one time. Pour oil and spice mixture over the saltine crackers a little at a time. Reseal package and gently shake and move crackers around in the the bag to move oil/spice mixture around. Add remaining oil/spice mixture to saltine crackers, seal bag and mix.
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NOTE: those crackers are NOT to be crushed to be used as coating on the chicken. I mention this because that was my first thought when I saw it :rolleyes: 🤣
NO don't crush them. I think they would be good with a salad, I know they are good by themselves.
If I owned a bar I would give them away as a free snack. 🤬
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Awful lot of crackers if you don't like it though, so make 1/4 (or 1/8) of the recipe (one sleeve/half sleeve):

AND so you don't have to have a WHOLE batch of seasonings (left over or...)
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Actually I don't think the seasoning mix given is enough for 4 sleeves or probably I was lazy and dumped it all in at once.
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Actually I don't think the seasoning mix given is enough for 4 sleeves or probably I was lazy and dumped it all in at once.
Thanks for that. ALSO, easy to add more/darn difficult to remove too much :sneaky:
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