We have been having some wonderful weather here in Hampton Roads and it is the kind of weather that makes you want to fire up the grill and cook outside. But what to fix? I decided to make an old favorite (and I do mean old!) that I call Boy Scout Chicken. It got this name from back in the day when I was a Girl Scout and we went camping and needed something easy to cook that also did not require much clean up (who wants to wash dishes in the woods!) We (Girl Scouts, of course) heard that it got its name from being something so easy even Boy Scouts could make it!
We used to make this dish with chicken parts but this time I used my old standby- boneless skinless thighs. Whether you are grilling in your own backyard or camping in the wilderness, this is easy and delicious and all you need for a full meal is fruit salad, a melon, or a green salad (hard to carry if you are backpacking, but for car camping - perfect!) This is also a great dish for playing with food. Once you have the "formula" you can play with the recipe a bit based on your own personal taste. This is also a great recipe for kids - except for handling raw chicken, the rest they can assemble themselves... and no pots and pans to wash!
Note: You could play with these ingredients, adding garlic, your favorite herbs and spices,even additions like mushrooms, olives or artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, olives, whatever you like. Instead of butter, try a glug (technical culinary term!) of Italian salad dressing on top of the chicken. The formula is the same, so be adventurous... and play with food!