Friday, May 16, 2014

grilled chicken marinade

Today I'm sharing with you the final recipe that I reviewed from Gooseberry Patch's latest cookbook.  Remember - you can enter to win it here!

I think I mentioned before that I'm temporarily on a paleo diet.  Ugh.  Don't get me wrong, it's great for a lot of people.  I've lost 11 pounds in the past 2 months without even trying, and it's so healthy.  But it seems like all I eat is brown rice, meat, and steamed veggies.  It has gotten very boring!

I was so excited to see an entire chapter on marinades in Gooseberry Patch's book.  This one was so simple and has turned out to be a new favorite of mine.  It took our grilled chicken to a whole new level.  Whether you bake your chicken, grill it outside, or just plop it on a counter top grill like I did, you will love the flavor this marinade imparts.

Grilled Chicken Marinade
from Gooseberry Patch's Grilling and Campfire Cooking
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 T. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. dry mustard
salt to taste
1-1/2 to 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Mix together marinade ingredients.  Flatten chicken slightly and place in a shallow glass dish.  Pour marinade over chicken, turning to coat well.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours.  Drain, discarding marinade.  Grill chicken as desired.  Serves 4 to 6.
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