Do you love impromptu get togethers? I love it when for all of a sudden and for no reason at all people pop over or text messages turn into lets spend time together. Maybe that’s because for me quality time with the people I love means everything! Sometimes when gatherings happen, we make them more fussy than they have to be. I don’t like to always get so stressed out and worry about every little detail. I want things, especially in the summer, to be done in an instant.
I love cooking and spending time with my friends and family. I really love being outside and grilling. There is just something about fire, the grill grates and putting the food on the grill that just makes me all gushy. I love it. Maybe its the extra serotonin from being outside, who knows, but i love the smell of the grill. There are may different ways to grill or barbecue, but one of my absolute favorite ways is a charcoal grill. I love the smokeyness of the food and just the flavor that cooking of charcoal imparts. This is great way to get food done and going in an instant.
Many times when you have impromptu gatherings they can happen at a park, usually many parks will have outdoor grills available to use, and you can bet you will have to use charcoal. My go-to brand of charcoal is Kingsford. Kingsford is a brand I grew up using and have been using for years. I know that when I use Kingsford I am getting quality briquets that will burn long and strong to cook our food. I love that Kingsford has Match Light and all I have to do is light the coals, wait 10 minutes and my grill is ready to go. All the instructions are on the bag and it could not be simpler. It’s easy shopping at Walmart for all my household needs and getting my Kingsford charcoal there is a no brainer. Walmart has a great variety of Kingsford charcoal so check them out for all your Kingsford needs.
It doesn’t have to be a special holiday for you to get together with family and friends. I think for me, its more special and holiday like when we choose to get together on non-holidays. It means that we are choosing to be together and not out of obligation. Life can become mundane, we eat the same things, over and over again, do the same things, you get the picture. One of the foods that can be seen as mundane, is chicken.
How many ways have you cooked chicken? It’s one of the easiest proteins to cook and to mess up. I wanted to take this chicken from mundane to easy and I knew that grilling over Kingsford charcoal was the way to do that. I decided to make Three Chili Spiced Rubbed spatchcocked chicken. Which basically means I cut the back bone out. Cutting the back bone out the chicken allows it to lay flat and cooke faster. But it also looks really impressive and it’s super simple to do. Watch the Video below to see how I did it.
Anytime you are grilling and you add a spice rub to the food, the flavor of the food is just going to bump even more. When cooking the chicken make sure that the thickest part of breast measures 165 before taking it off the grill. This will ensure that you food is cooked to proper temperature. Pick up some Kingsford Charcoal at Walmart and share you non-holiday gathering, and elevation of the mundane with Kingsford on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Give this recipe and try and turn those impromptu gathering to celebrations in an Instant with Kingsford Charcoal.
Three Chili Spiced Rubbed Chicken
2 tbs of chili powder
2 tbs of ancho chili powder
1/2 tbs of chipotle chili powder
2 tbs of cumin
1 tbs of garlic powder
1/2 tbs of coriander
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp of salt
1 whole chicken, spatchcocked
vegetable oil, for rubbing the grill grates
1 bag of Kingsford Easy Light Charcoal
Mix all spices together in a bowl and stir well to combine. Remove back bone from chicken using sharp kitchen shears. Turn the chicken over with breast facing up and push down the middle of the breast to break the breast bone and make completely flat. Rub all the bird with spice rub. Set aside. Set up your grill by place bag of charcoal in grill and lighting the bag. When coals are completely white using tongs spread out the coals evenly to create even heating throughout the grill. Place chicken on the grill, breast side up. Cook for about 30 minutes on one side and then flip and cook for 20 minutes more or until a thermometer reads 165 when inserted into the thickest part of the breast.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford®. The opinions and text are all mine.