5/30/11

6 Grillin' Chicken!

The weather is finally warming up....it will be in the high 60's today!  What is more important, is that it is not raining....as much.

I love chicken and love grilling it.  Chicken will dry out on the grill unless it has been marinated.  I used store bought marinades until it dawned on me that I could use a simple vinaigrette salad dressing or even better, make my own.

I usually buy boneless skinless chicken that has been individually flash frozen at Costco.  I was disappointed in the last two packages that I purchased of their Foster Farms chicken...there was a ton of freezer burn on the chicken.  Fortunately, Costco has a great return policy ~  I decided to try their Kirkland boneless chicken.

This is what I found....

Each chicken breast is individually vacuumed sealed, reducing the risk of freezer burn!




Each individual package has a stamped date....no more guessing!


I put the unopened package of chicken in the microwave to thaw out.  While it was thawing, I made my Asian Sesame Ginger dressing.  It was a snap to make with my immersion blender!



Once thawed, all I had to do was snip off one side of the package and let the chicken slide out...

Yay!  I don't have to touch raw chicken!


Pour the marinade on top.  If you have a vacuum food sealer, it will only take 20 minutes to marinate; otherwise, allow 4-6 hours to marinate the chicken in a Ziploc baggie or other container in the fridge.


Preheat your grill on high and scrape of any bits with a brush.

Put the chicken on the grill and toss the leftover marinade.

Grill the chicken on high, uncovered, for a total of 20-25 minutes, turning it over every five minutes to prevent burning.


The result?   A moist, flavorful chicken!  It tasted great by itself and was even better the next day in a salad, with carrots, Chinese noodles and wrapped in a homemade flour tortilla.

Happy Memorial Day, everyone.  Enjoy your day with your families, remembering loved ones and those who fought to preserve our freedoms!

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