Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Simplest Grilled Chicken Ever!

It doesn't get any simpler than this. We love chicken, we love chicken on the BBQ; however, we don't always love smathering with BBQ sauce every time we turn on the BBQ (I know this is hard to believe). So with this chicken we marinated it in Italian salad dressing and a few spices and it was soooooo good! Simple, yet effective! Richard has a way with the BBQ and he grilled this chicken to perfection. The key is letting it marinate long enough for the flavors to permeate the meat so you get a nice tangy flavor throughout the chicken. We usually marinate this minimum 12-24 hours. It just starts with a bottle of Bernstein's or your favorite Italian dressing...however, this time we used Paul Newman's Italian Dressing and it was still fantastic!

Simplest Grilled Chicken

2-3 lbs chicken pieces
1 bottle of Italian salad dressing (any kind will do)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
diced onion, green pepper, red pepper (optional, just gives it extra flavor in the marinade)

Mix together dressing, lemon juice, pepper, salt and veggies (if veggies are desired). Toss with chicken in plastic bag; marinate 12-24 hours or longer. Grill for about 40 minutes, turning periodically or until done. Poke thermometer in meatiest part of chicken to reach 165 degrees. Serve and enjoy!

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Pam said...

I can't wait for the warmer weather so we can grill! The marinade sounds easy and delicious.

Screamin' Mama said...

Summer is just around the corner. Can't wait to grill some meat!

Jecca Q. Festijo said...

hmmmmm. that's definitely DELICIOUS!!
i also have one here guys. great recipes, yummy! check this out-- > its the best! swear!