Miners Mix Ranch-Marinated Chicken Thighs


This recipe makes chicken that’s far better than anyone would think based on the ingredients!

Blend a 2:1 ratio of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing with Miners Mix Kit’s K.C. BBQ Rub. I usually use 1 cup dressing to ½ cup BBQ Rub for 6 thighs with skin left on.

Marinate for several hours to overnight in the refrigerator, and then grill over medium heat coals as you normally would grill chicken. Be sure to cook thoroughly. There is no need to baste the chicken pieces while cooking, but excess marinade can be drizzled on while cooking if desired. This marinade is great with breast meat and boneless thighs, but doesn’t work as well using whole chickens, wings, or legs probably due to the amount of skin covering most of the meat on these parts. If skin were removed, the marinade probably would work great on all chicken parts.


About minersmix

In early 1849, Joshua Shelby was working as a cook in a fancy St. Louis restaurant. The hottest topic among the patrons there was the rivers of gold that had been found out in California. These seemingly easy pickins stoked a full-blown case of Gold Fever! The only cure was a pick axe and gold pan way up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains which lay far to the west. In mid 1849, Shelby loaded up his wagon and along with hundreds of other would-be prospectors he headed west to California. Eventually he settled in the Mother Lode region, not far from what became Yosemite National Park. Accompanied by his trusty mule Codie, and panning along the Merced River, Shelby found a little gold, but eventually grew tired of the backbreaking work. Looking around for something else to provide a living, Shelby realized that the gold mines and camps dished up awful, bland food that failed to stick to a man's ribs and about which the miners complained constantly. Falling back on his skills, recipes, and spice blends, Shelby took a job as a gold camp cook which led to local fame and a little fortune. He soon developed a reputation as a first class frontier chef famous for good 'ol fashioned home-style cooking. Joshua Shelby's trademark spice and rub blends were always chock full of flavor and new blends continuously evolved as immigrants of from far off countries arrived in the camps, some with exotic and rare spices with flavors he'd never encountered before.
This entry was posted in Barbeque, Big Green Egg, Cooking, Food, Outdoor Cooking, Spices and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Miners Mix Ranch-Marinated Chicken Thighs

  1. Very cool! We’ll give this one a go, or something close to it, and what happens. Thanks!

  2. Love some BBQ Chicken. I will also make this too!

  3. YUM! This looks pretty good! We put ranch on everything, so I can imagine that we’d love this 😀

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s