Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This Works For Me (Wednesday!)

One thing that really Works for Me is my chicken marinade. I've posted it before, but as a component of a sandwich. This is really the best ever marinade and it takes all of about 5 minutes (plus grilling time) to put together. Later you just slap it on the grill and dinner is done! Works for Me!!!

For the marinade:
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 lemon, sliced
3-4 cloves of garlic, smashed
3-4 sprigs of your favorite fresh herb, I usually use thyme or rosemary
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup of your favorite vinegar, I use red wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups of olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Put all the ingredients for the marinade into a large ziplock bag. (I squeeze the lemon slices when I add them in.)
Close the bag and mash everything together.
Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour so the flavors meld. (I've forgotten about it once and left it overnight with no problem at all.)
Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium.
Place chicken on grill and cook about 7 minutes.
Flip and cook another 5, until golden and delicious.

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On the patio, eating lunch.
Reese and Lia: Go away, Airplane! We're trying to eat!
Reese: Ok, now that's better.
Lia: (conciliatory) Bye, Airplane! Have a nice day!


Carol said...

Mmmm, I think I can smell a hint of lemon and chicken cooking!

mub said...

This looks really tasty, thanks for sharing it =D

Megan said...

Oh yea, I'll be trying this marinade for sure! Bookmarked! I think I'm caught up now! Just waiting for a DITL. :)