People ask me all the time “What is the best thing you’ve ever made?” You all do realize that is like asking target which of their summer dresses is the most precious. Futile.
The truth is, I hardly make anything twice. While this is fun and necessary for the upkeep of the blog, it makes it almost impossible to answer that question. I hardly remember half the things I make. Do you remember what you wore to work last week? Yea. Me either. Just like I don’t remember what I ate.
BUT, that all changed recently. We were at my favorite BBQ place in Denver (Russell’s Smokehouse, for you locals) when a miracle happened. My husband, Lord love him, stated that he thought my BBQ chicken was leagues better than theirs.
I am sorry, but excuse me? The man I love just told me that my BBQ sauce is better than Frank Bonanno’s. You can imagine the surge in my heart. I told him, “Just for that, I will make that bird for you every week! WHO ARE YOU? Trying to inflate my ego more than imaginable. Telling me my sauce is better than Frank Bonanno. I love you. Remarry Me.” I shit you not, I almost cried.
And what did I do but buy a whole bird and make him my BBQ chicken the next night. And the real miracle happened the next morning. I know, you’re saying “Whit, how can this get any better, you’ve MADE it!” But, it did.
Because the next morning I took that left over BBQ chicken, and I made bbq chicken eggs benedict with it. And then, I really did cry at the table. Because I can safely say THIS, is the greatest thing I have ever made. I can answer your question now without a doubt in my mind.
BBQ Chicken Eggs Benedict is the best thing I have ever made. It is my legacy. One day my sons will tell their wives it’s not as good as ‘mom’s’. I have officially made it.
Seriously the best thing I have ever made. See BBQ Chicken post for chicken and BBQ recipes
- Left over BBQ Chicken - 1 cup, shredded
- english muffins - 2, toasted
- eggs - 4, whole
- egg yolks - 3
- water - 1 teaspoon
- sugar - 1/4 teaspoon
- butter - 1 1/2 sticks, chilled and diced
- kosher salt - 1/2 teaspoon
- lemon - 1/2, juiced
- cayenne - 1/8 teaspoon
- BBQ sauce - 1/2 cup