Wednesday, May 16, 2012

quick and easy chicken marinade

So...the other day (or week) when I was planning to make my friend's  Won ton Salad, I wanted to marinade and grill some chicken to add to it.  Of course...I started thinking about dinner about an hour and a half before I needed something quick that used ingredients I had on hand.

I marinated 2 large chicken breasts which I cut in half first, so they would be thinner and cook quicker.  If you are marinating more, just double..triple...quadruple the recipe :)  I would recommend that you only marinate the chicken for any hour or don't want the lime juice or the vinegar from the dressing to start 'cooking' the chicken. 

Chicken marinade

1/2 cup Italian dressing
1/8 cup soy sauce
juice from 1/2 of a lime

Directions:  Mix marinade ingredients together.  I reserved 1/4 cup of the marinade to baste the chicken with while grilling.  Place chicken and marinade together in a large plastic bag or glass bowl and let marinate for approx. 1 hour.    Grill until chicken is fully cooked. is marinate, marinated, marinating....marinade, marinaded, marinading?   Spell check is not saying any of them are wrong....too bad I was not an English major...maybe I would know.  Hopefully you are not here to check my grammer and if you are, I'm SO sorry :)

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  1. Yum! I make some savory chicken wings that have some of these same flavors. I am going to make this chicken this week! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Kim! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. What do you mean about you don't want the lime juice or vinegar to cook the chicken? I marinade chicken in italian dressing overnight,


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