I love barbecuing in the summer. Well, actually my husband does most of the grilling, but I really enjoy the results. All of that intense heat just caramelizes meat and vegetables so beautifully. I also happen to love stuffing. So in an attempt to marry grilling and stuffing, I have been on a mission to create a repertoire of stuffed recipes for the barbecue (which some of you may have guessed as it seems half my posts are about stuffed and grilled vegetables this summer). Grilled stuffed chicken is the latest, and it's one I plan on repeating often.
As much as I enjoy stuffed chicken, I had never thought of grilling it until a month or so ago when I was making my grilled stuffed artichokes. For some reason I ended up making more filling then needed, but I hated to throw away perfectly good stuffing so looked for an alternate use. Nearby on the counter sat my marinated chicken ready for the grill and the rest is history. Just as the School House Rock video tells us, without Mother Necessity, where would be be? Sure, they may have been talking about the cotton gin or light bulb, but at my house, Mother Necessity lives in the kitchen.
And now for a small tangent: I have always been a big School House Rock fan, spending endless childhood Saturday mornings singing while flopped out on the couch. Mother Necessity is a particularly good one, right up there with Verb and Conjunction Junction, so here it is for your enjoyment.
And now back to the chicken...