A couple weeks ago the owner of Sun Ovens came to our city and put on an amazing presentation. I had used my Sun Oven many times before this class, but was grateful for all of the new tips I learned. I hadn’t thought of stacking cookie sheets in the oven to bake more cookies at one time. I was also amazed that you can cook a 18-20 lb. turkey in a Sun Oven–now that is cool! I can’t wait to try that 😉
I also learned that you can use your Sun Oven as a dehydrator. I have had a lot of fun drying sun dried tomatoes the past week. I love sun dried tomatoes but they are always so expensive I don’t buy them often. The Sun Oven worked perfectly and in a few hours I had dried sweet and sour sun dried tomatoes. I keep these in a mason jar in my fridge (or freezer) for all of my favorite pasta or sandwich recipes.
The other day I baked my first meat recipe in my Sun Oven. I made my Grandma’s BBQ Chicken and it worked awesome! I did forget to rotate my oven midway through the cooking process, but once I compensated for that, it worked fabulously. Whether you have a Sun Oven to cook in or not, here is a recipe for a very simple (and food storage friendly) BBQ Chicken recipe. My Grandma Lucy has been making this chicken dish since I was a little girl and my family loves it. Feel free to adjust the seasonings as needed. My family likes more spice so I add more cayenne pepper and paprika. If you like a little sweetness to your BBQ Chicken, I have also added peach or apricot jam to the sauce for a sweeter flavor (about 3 T.-1/4 c.). Hope you enjoy![buymeapie-recipe id=’667′]Grandma’s BBQ Chicken