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!