Key Lime Chili Chicken

by zydecopaws on October 19, 2011

I’ve been a bit backed up in reviewing products sent to me recently and decided to do something about that tonight. In addition to precooking a boatload of unseasoned chicken thighs in preparation for an upcoming challenge meal, I also spiced up a few thighs for dinner tonight with some Pirate Jonny’s Tampa Bay Key Lime Chili seasoning mix. They were then cooked up on the BS Keg at about 325°F for about 45 minutes, at which time they looked pretty tasty.

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This may be the favorite of the Pirate Jonny’s spice mixes so far, at least according to those eating dinner tonight. The mix isn’t hot, but it is flavorful with a definite citrus flavor that shows up at the table. And the biggest complaint was that I didn’t make more than one thigh per person with the small amount of spice I had available.

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Although I received a small sampler package of this rub mix in return for reviewing it here on the blog, I would definitely shell out a few bucks for a larger amount of this particular flavor given the response by the family. Their taste buds aren’t swayed by freebies; they’re only interested in how things taste when they hit their plates and are pretty vocal when they don’t like something. Clearly this batch was a hit and I’ll likely have to go order some more one of these days real soon.

And those plain thighs? No one complained about those either, especially after they dosed them up with some BBQ sauce. I had to make it very clear that those were intended for a future meal and off-limits as leftovers.

Now all I have to do is convince myself of the same thing when lunchtime rolls around tomorrow…

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