Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Grilled Island Chicken


I marinated this chicken to grill for Mother's Day . It had great flavor and was a perfect addition to our Mother's Day meal. This is definitely going to stay on the grilling menu.


Grilled Island Chicken from My Kitchen Cafe
(printable Version)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 1-2 lemons)
1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, finely minced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2-4 chicken breasts

Combine all ingredients except chicken in a mixing bowl or large airtight plastic bag. Whisk or shake well until the marinade is well mixed. Add the chicken breasts to the bowl or plastic bag so that they are covered by the marinade. If using a bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap. If using a plastic bag, press out all the excess air and seal the bag tightly. Refrigerate and marinate up to 10 hours (I would suggest marinading for at least 3 hours at the minimum).

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. Grill the chicken for 6-7 minutes per side (depending on how thick the chicken breasts are), until the chicken is no longer pink in the center (if you have a meat thermometer, the chicken should register 165 degrees). Tent with foil and let the chicken rest for about five minutes before serving.

Alternately, the chicken can be baked using the following directions:
When ready to cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 350° F. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and pour the excess marinade over them. Bake in the oven until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165° F, about 45 minutes (exact baking time will depend on the size of your chicken pieces.) Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

2 comments:

Mary said...

This chicken looks really wonderful. I found your blog by chance and had planned only to stop by and say hello. I, instead, started reading your earlier posts and stayed far longer than intended. I love your recipes and the tone of your blog. I'll be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Hot Pants said...

What else did you make for yourself on mother's day? I wonder what Dwight's going to make us to eat tonight?