In our home, I rule our kitchen and Chris is the king of the grill. We are getting close to twenty-two years of marriage and we have not blurred those lines at all. It’s like that line on Dirty Dancing where Patrick Swayze tells Jennifer Grey, “This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine.” It is our happy places and we love it.
During the last few months of really cooking at home, we have found a marinade that has taken our grilled chicken game to the next level. Like Will (14.5 yo) can take down 2 or 3 chicken breasts because he loves them. I will ask Chris to double the amount just to have extra for grilled chicken salad the next day. This chicken is so good and yummy!
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Change Your Life Grilled Chicken Marinade (Seriously)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/8 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 t dried rosemary
2 T Dijon mustard
2 t kosher salt
2 t ground black pepper
2 t garlic powder
6 chicken breasts
Combine all ingredients, except for chicken, in a large mixing bowl. Whisk all the ingredients together until well blended.
Remove a half a cup of marinade and reserve for basting the chicken later.
Take chicken breast and remove any extra fat. If needed, flatten chicken breast to a consistent level to guarantee the breast will grill at the same consistency.
Place chicken in a large ziplock bag and pour marinade over the top. Close securely. Or you can put in a big glass container with a lid.
Marinate for at least 4 hours. You can marinate up to 24 hours.
Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting the excess drip off.
Grill chicken for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through (165 degrees)
Use the additional marinade to baste the chicken occasionally.
Once your chicken is complete, remove from the grill. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes for serving.