Moms are like chili, there all kinds, but each is simply lovely on so many levels. Unfortunately, Mothers’ Day is recognized but once a year whereas every day is chili day (at least at our house.) Make sure you call Mom today, especially if she made chili for you.
Chili Grilling Sauce:
2/3 C Ketchup
1 T chili powder
2 T brown sugar
2 T pickled pepperoncini, finely chopped
1 T prepared yellow mustard
Technically, the incredibly plush Weber Brand Limited Edition Simpson’s Grill in the photograph was a Fathers’ Day gift, but today is Mother’s Day. Mrs. Chili365 selected grilled chicken for her special meal. (This, naturally, places us in the front yard with the portable grill, as the backyard chickens may take exception to our selection of entre. Out of sight, out of chicken mind I guess.) Anyhow, whatever day it is, it is a good day for teamwork.
1) Mix sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan.
2) Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
3) Divide chili grilling sauce between two bowls.
4) Grill boneless skinless chicken breast over a medium charcoal fire until fully cooked.
5) Brush half contents of one bowl of sauce onto the chicken. (The second bowl will be reserved for sauce to be used at the table. You will not want this touching raw/semi-cooked meat).
6) Grill for 2 minutes.
7) Turn chicken and brush on the remainder of sauce from the first bowl.
8) Grill for 2 minutes.
9) Serve grilled chicken with the second bowl of sauce (for dipping).
Without exception, this is the tangiest, chili sauce I have tried. It was a perfect accompaniment to the juicy grilled chicken. (Please, not a word to our backyard hens). The ITP officially endorses this condiment. I am proud of this iteration of chili (here on Day 131). I am also honored to have the pleasure of knowing so many outstanding moms- Including Mrs. Chili365 (Thank you dear for being “my bowl of chili” and mom to the little Involuntary Tasters) and, of course, Ma Chili365 (words are not an adequate expression of my gratitude, I owe you much and I’ll be repaying you- one bowl of chili at a time).