Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pretty Chicken Marinade

Pretty Chicken Marinade
(My MIL makes this for huge family gatherings. I am not kidding that it makes the chicken taste like steak:) It is amazing! I have done it in the oven as well, good but not as good as grilled on the bbq.)

Prep Time: 15 MinutesCook Time: 16 Minutes
Ready In: 4 Hours 30 MinutesYields: 4 servings

Allow chicken to marinate for no longer than 4 hours, because the lemon juice will begin to cook the chicken.

2/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, liquid smoke, mustard, pepper, and garlic powder. Place chicken in the bowl, and coat with the marinade. Cover, and allow chicken to marinate a maximum of 4 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat the grill for high heat.

Oil grill grate. Discard marinade, and place chicken on grate. Cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear.

1 comment:

  1. this sounds YUMMY. i will have to try this. i learned the hard way about lemon juice cooking things--especially shrimp. i found a kabob recipe that had lemon in the marinade and you put shrimp in it for hours. the texture of the shrimp was SO DISGUSTING once i grilled it that it made us all want to puke. it just fell apart in your mouth. disgusting!!!!!!! ever since then, i am terrified to marinate shrimp with any lemon juice EVER. i always put it on AFTER i cook the shrimp. LOL.