Monday, May 9, 2011

Soy Garlic Chicken

It is that time of year again.  Time to break out the barbecue and have some typical summer dishes.  This recipe was given to me by my friend, Melissa, several years ago.  I think it is definitely one of the best marinade recipes I have ever had. 


SOY GARLIC CHICKEN

1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. vegetable oil
2 TB ketchup
1 TB vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced (I use the minced garlic you buy in a jar.)
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Combine soy sauce, oil, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, & pepper.  In a shallow dish or plastic bag, add chicken breasts & marinade.  Cover or seal and chill for 4 hours or more, turning occasionally.  Remove chicken from marinade, discard marinade.  Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium high heat (350 to 400 degrees) for 12 minutes on each side or until done.  

VARIATIONS
  • Marinate pork chops, pork loin, chicken breast tenders, mini chicken drumsticks, wings, or split breasts.
  • Double the marinade recipe.  Combine marinade and a 2 lb bag of frozen meatballs.  Cook in crockpot for 4-6 hours or until cooked through.  Stir occasionally.  Makes a great appetizer or as a main course for dinner.
  • Double the marinade recipe.  Cook in skillet 2 chicken breasts-cubed until cooked through.  Add 1 bag frozen stir-fry vegetables, marinade sauce, and 1/4 cup cashews.  Cook until vegetables are tender.  Serve over rice with additional soy sauce.
  • A word of caution.  When doubling the recipe, the marinade can get a little oily.  You might want to adjust the oil according to your taste upon doubling the recipe.
I sure hope you all enjoy the spring and summer months of getting out of the house and enjoying the outdoors.  This chicken is so good.  I hope you fire up the grill and give it a try. 

"For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables."  Romans 14:2

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