Tuesday, July 22, 2014

“Grilled Glazed Chicken Drummies” & “Bacon-Spinach Mashed Potatoes” For "Wordless Tuesday"

Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday.” Today I have 2 recipes to share. Summer is in full swing and BBQ grills are working overtime. My first recipe is finger licking good, called, “Grilled Glazed Chicken Drummies.” To add to the deliciousness of this meal is my second recipe which is called, “Bacon-Spinach Mashed Potatoes.” Creamy, flavorful, and just the right side dish to add to your summer BBQ frenzy………

Grilled Glazed Chicken Drummies

Prep: 10 minutes plus marinating
Grill: 15 minutes
Servings: 24  

1 cup ketchup
1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
4 teaspoons honey
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 pounds chicken drumettes

(My dad with BBQ many years ago)

In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Pour 1 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting. Drain chicken and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until juices run clear, turning and basting occasionally with reserved marinade. (Chicken temp should be 165 degrees)

*****Note:Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling.


Bacon-Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Total Servings: 12 servings or 1/2 cup each

2 lb. Yukon gold potatoes (about 6), peeled, cut into same size chunks
5 slices of uncooked bacon
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tub (8 oz.) Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk/cream depending if it is not creamy enough

Cook potatoes in boiling water in large saucepan 15 to 20 min. or until tender. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels. Add garlic to drippings in skillet; cook 2 min., stirring frequently. Add spinach; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or just until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat. Crumble bacon; stir into spinach mixture. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Add cream cheese spread; mash potato mixture, and milk. Stir in spinach mixture.

Prepare as directed with Philadelphia Light Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread.

****Note: While we love the addition of the spinach to these creamy mashed potatoes, this potato side dish is equally delicious without the spinach.

Till Next Time………………………………..........................

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  1. Dear Dottie, Sounds like a delicious bbq. I love chicken wings, though they have gotten a bit expensive. The marinade sounds delish!
    I like the mashed potatoes too. They would be a hit here.
    My dad loved to bbq too. He used the old fashioned grill with the coals. I still use one too. The apple does not fall far from the tree.
    Blessings dear. Catherine

    1. Dear Catherine, Great to hear from you and thanks for visiting today! I agree with you, who doesn't love chicken wings, no matter how you make them! (especially BBQ) These mashed potatoes are a tasty addition as they have your veggie incorporated into one dish, fewer pots to clean. The grills with the charcoals were and still are the a wonderful way to BBQ. They just give a different flavor to your meal than the gas ones. Plus they make great toasted marshmallows! Have a blessed rest of the week...Dottie :)

  2. With all the beautiful hot weather we are having now this seems like the perfect recipe. I love barbecues and this glazed chicken is really interesting. I have never tried glazing it before. Love the idea!
    And those mashed potatoes seem the perfect combination.
    Hope you are having a good summer Dottie x

    1. ear Alida,
      Great to see you and thanks for your visit. This is the season to be BBQing and I love this chicken on the grill, makes the chicken gooey and sweet. It really is yummy and love the fact that there are fewer pots and pans to clean up when you grill. As far as the potatoes go, what a great combo...spinach and bacon go well with the potatoes. Yes, thank you Alida my summer is going very nicely, and it goes so fast, here we are already almost at the end of July! Hope that you are enjoying the summer too! Thanks again for your comment and blessings on a terrific week.
      Dottie :)

  3. Hi Dottie , love chicken wings , yours looks so deliciously yummy , never thought of a glaze before BBQ them , got to try it soon , well this weekend for sure . The mashed potatoes with spinach sounds just heavenly good . You chose the right potatoes to mash , lot of people just reach for a potato for any dish , Yukon Gold is the way to go for mash or potato salads .
    I do so like your choice of wine . A great finishing touch .
    I have been MIA in action for the last week , the kids has me on the go , they are into everything (but I love it ) I enjoyed your post as usual and I bet your Dad was a great cook and the meat fell off the bones , my Dad did , I bet they knew a secret to BBQing , thanks for the memories and thanks for sharing . Blessing for the week ahead :) Nee

    1. Dear Nee,

      Thanks for taking out the time to visit, I know you must be having fun with the kids. I noticed that you haven't posted in a while, but your children are more important. They grow up so fast, and the summer is just flying by. I am glad that you enjoyed my recipes.

      I love Yukon Gold potatoes, they seem to have such a buttery flavor and they cook fast. I use them all the time. Yes, my dad was the BBQ man for sure, he even would go out in the winter and the rain with an umbrella and BBQ. Now a days since he got older he doesn't do that anymore, but grilling was his thing for sure. Just like your dad did seems to be a man thing, which is great, it gives us women one less thing to think about for dinner. Glad I was able to bring back some memories for you, dear friend..Blessings for a good week as well, have fun with your children...

      Dottie :)

  4. HI Dottie!
    BBQ Chicken AND Mashed potatoes with Spinach yet, oh my word, can't go wrong with this meal that's for sure!

    I've been thinking about buying a charcoal grill. As you said, the flavor on a charcoal grill is totally different than a gas grill. I think I'll have both!!!

    My father LOVED to barbecue too, thanks for the memories, Dottie and thanks for the food too, lol...

    1. Good evening Louise, Thanks for stopping over...I agree this is a real winner for sure...everytime I see these recipes I get hungry again for the chicken and the potatoes. I always remember the charcoal grill, starting it with some paper, then the coals, with the fluid (which had to go on each one). It was a pain to start and keep it going, but for some reason the flavor is so different than the gas ones. Don't you think it is a man thing to grill, like your dad, mine, Catherine's, and Nee's. They really knew how to cook the meat just right. But what I think is when you ask them to cook it inside on the stove, they know nothing, strange? Glad you enjoyed this post and the recipes...Blessing dear friend! Dottie :)

  5. Love the picture of your dad! And the wings and mashed potatoes. I've added bacon to mashed potatoes before, but never spinach. Love the idea -- kind of an American colcannon! Good stuff -- thanks.

    1. Hi John, Thanks for your comment and for stopping over...Yes, my dad is or was the BBQ king. Since his age is catching up with him he no longer BBQ's. But loved to be the master of that grill. This is an amazing recipe, with the bacon and potatoes. Like you I have just had the bacon mixed in but had to try the spinach. You are correct, it is like the Irish Colcannon. Only they use, Kale and I think cabbage. All I know is that it is delicious! Have a wonderful night! Dottie :)

  6. This sounds really good, love this type of food, thanks for sharing this...


    1. Thank you, Glad that you enjoyed reading this post....Dottie :)