Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer Grilling Favorite Recipe LEMON CHILI CHICKEN

Wanted to re-post this family grilling favorite, in the hope that it will help you stay away from commercial bar-b-que sauces. These sauces are loaded with sugar - they can turn a perfectly healthy dinner into an over-the-top sugar fest! I really hope that once you try this recipe, you will use it year round - on the outdoor grill or on a ceramic-coated grill pan inside. (See GOOD FOOD for more notes about ceramic coated cookware.) You'll never be tempted by those nasty, sugar-laden bottled sauces again.

Lemon Chili Chicken


1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
4 organic, antibiotic free, free range, boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1) Combine all ingredients except chicken.
2) Pour 80% to 85% of the marinade into a heavy duty zip-lock bag. (Reserve the remainder of the marinade for basting the chicken during grilling.)
3) Add chicken; close bag and zip to seal. Place in bowl or baking dish and refrigerate for 2-6 hours.
4) When ready to cook, discard the marinade left in the zip-lock bag. Prepare and preheat grill. Cook chicken for 12-18 minutes, turning once and brushing frequently with reserved marinade, until chicken is thoroughly cooked.