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Friday, December 31, 2010

Simple Marinated Chicken

We are back in the valley of the sun...and lucky for us we were getting used to the cold weather, because believe it or not, when we landed it was only 47 degrees!!!  BRRRRR!!  Now, come on...for people who are more used to it being 110 than below 50, that's freezing!!  It's only supposed to get up to a high of 49 today... 49..that's it.  Yes, I know, most of you are under inches, even feet, of snow...but this is the desert.  The WARM desert.... it's just cold and that's that!

What better way to warm myself than with a recipe that calls for grilling! LOL   Seriously, though, this was something I threw together right before we left....when it was still in the high 70's!!  But I figured if I close my eyes and pretend, I believe it's truly summer grilling weather and all will be fine!!

I know the recipe states it, but this dish was simple.  Simple marinade.  Simple flavor.  Seriously, and I can say this because, once again, it's something I decided to throw together at the last minute.  This was nothing that would knock your socks off, but for the simplicity that it lends to a busy week night makes up for the lack of "wow".

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Simple Marinated Chicken
Printable Recipe 
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine all the ingredients except the chicken, in a resealable plastic bag.  Add the chicken, seal the bag, and let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.

Preheat grill to 400 degrees.  Place the chicken directly on the grates over the fire.  Cook for 5-8 minutes on each side or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle and the juices run clear.  You can also bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Enjoy!


Big Dude said...

It's all relative isn't it - I went out and split wood on Wednesday as it had warmed up to 43. Happy New Year Jenn

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, this may be simple to make but there are some complex and fabulous flavors in it! It sounds amazing!!!

Chris said...

Simple and it looks so good plated with that baked tater and beans. Happy New Years, Jenn and Chris!

StephenC said...

You always do a fine job of putting together a recipe.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Love the things in the marinade Jenn, makes my mouth dance just thinking about it :) Sounds like a perfect weeknite chicken dish. I got a HUGE George Foreman grill (my old one was big enough for 1 piece of meat at a time, what a PAIN!) - this chicken would be awesome on the indoor grill I think :) Thanks for another yummy chicken recipe!

Cheeseboy said...

I'd kill for 47 degrees right now. It's 9 here. 9!

Sometimes the occasion calls for something simple. This sounds simple and delicious.

Cranberry Morning said...

That photo looks delicious. Who says you can't grill in the snow? I laugh at you sun people. Once when we were coming through Oklahoma in January, we saw the 'natives' in parkas, parkas!!, while we were in t-shirts because to us the 40-something degrees was way warmer that we were used to.

Enjoy your desert and thanks for another recipe. Happy New Year!

Debbie said...

This sounds delicious. It is warming up here a little. Around 40 today an warmer this weekend. I am just so thankful there NO SNOW in the forecast. Have a happy new year Jenn!!!