I’m going to let you in a little secret.
I’ve been asked for my Grilled Chicken recipe time and time again and have kept it very close to the vest. This is my grilling GO TO recipe every time and always will be. I wait all winter for summer to come just so I can fire up the barbeque and slap this chicken on the grill!
When I get really desperate, come January, I make it inside on my grill, but boy does it smoke up my house. Plus it’s just not the same as being outside on a warm summers night, with a drink in hand, filling the skies with the intoxicating smell of honey chicken on the bbq.
I’m making a public apology to all my neighbors that are down wind. Between my bbq and my husbands obsession with LARGE fires in the fire pit … well, maybe I should just invite them over and once they bite into this chicken they will understand perfectly why we are on such good terms with the Fire Dept.
My wonderful brother in law taught me to marinate (or marinade???) using a Ziploc bag. If you squeeze all the air out it will marinade (or marinate???) in half the time. I guess a MarinADE is a product and you marinATE using the marinADE.
And another thing that makes this chicken superb is drizzling some of the UNUSED marinade over the chicken when it is done cooking. It is DELISH! Set aside between 1/4 – 1/2 cup before adding the chicken to it. You’ll be glad you did!
Ok …. now you can go get the chicken.
UPDATE: There have been a lot of comments left regarding the ‘leftover’ marinade. Please do NOT use marinade that raw chicken has touched. What I meant when I wrote this was, set ASIDE some of the marinade to pour over the chicken after it’s cooked. It adds a lot of juice and flavor.
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl except the olive oil
- Drizzle in oil very slowly while whisking quickly
- Put the chicken in a large Ziploc bag and pour between 1/2 ~ 3/4 of the marinade over it.
- Put the chicken in the fridge and marinate at least 2 hours
- Grill chicken over med/high heat and cook until juices run clear
Recipe Adapted from: AllRecipes