brother Nick’s truck driver’s chicken

After another delicious dinner of this easy, simple, cheap dish, I decided I had to share it.  I owe it to my brother Nick, who drives the truck he owns for a living.  As I was remarking on the impressive weight loss he’s managed to achieve while the rest of us still struggle with COVID pounds, he mentioned this staple for on-road eating.  After throwing some chicken drums and thighs into a crock pot with onions and such, he spreads the result on flat bread which he rolls up into hand-held sandwiches stored into a plastic box under his seat, ready to reach in and eat whenever he got hungry.  Sounded good to me.  I gave it a go and it turned out pretty good.

I sent it to Nick and he said it was pretty close to what he did.  When you can get 5# of chicken quarters for 5 bucks or less, it’s a pretty good deal.  Nick doesn’t add stock and the mix I get using it has about ¾ C juice you could strain off and save for other purposes (it’s delicious).

Part 2 of the feast is the bread you wrap this in.  Any of the various flatbreads you might buy will do.  Heck, you can probably plop it on a regular bun and call it a chicken sloppy joe.  But if you’ve got a bread machine, you can make your own naan, that delicious slightly crusty warm flat bread you thought you could only get in an Indian restaurant.  But it’s easy peasy.  The machine makes the dough and you and your iron skillet make the bread.  It’s what we do and I recommend it highly.

Heck, this could probably sustain you for six days on the road (1)

References

  1. Dave Dudley. Six days on the road. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ncw-CwRwRo

Published by rike52

I retired from the Rheumatology division of Michigan Medicine end of June '19 after 36 years there. Upon hitting Ann Arbor for the second time (I went to school here) it took me almost 8 months to meet Kathy, 17 months to buy her a house (on Harbal, where we still live), and 37 months to marry her. Kids never came, but we've been blessed with a crowd of colleagues, friends, neighbors and family that continues to grow. Lots of them are going to show up in this log eventually. Stay tuned.

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