Sizzle into Summer with some simple grilled chicken!
If you are looking for a super easy, basic recipe for some really tasty, juicy grilled chicken that isn't loaded with lots of extra calories from a beefed up marinade, look no further.
I had some boneless, skinless chicken thighs on hand and didn't want to make them like I usually do and suppertime was very near and I still had no plan. Can you identify to that panicky feeling? The kids usually have a bit of an after school snack but it's usually something like fruit or yogurt which doesn't last all that long and by 4:30 - 5:00 I'm usually hearing queries of 'what'sforsuppermomI'mstarving!' It takes a lot of food to fill up 3 teen boys in case you were wondering.☺ I was looking for some clues through a cookbook or two when I thought of this very easy lifesaver. My reason for no plan was entirely my fault and easy to explain. The weather has been gorgeous and who feels like cooking when you could be outside? Not me, that's for sure! I could live off of fresh fruit and nuts or a smoothie or something simple like that but I'm pretty sure the boys would not appreciate only that! Anyway, here's the easy ingredient list if you'd like to try it out this weekend.
9-10 Fresh Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into pieces
1 pint water
1 pint Apple Cider Vinegar
¾ cup Olive Oil
¼ cup Sea Salt
½ cup Clover Honey
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
Combine in a medium sized bowl and stir to dissolve the salt and the honey. Reserve about 1½ cups for basting. Place chicken pieces into vinegar mixture and marinate for 30-45 minutes. This is the amount of time I had till I HAD to get it onto the grill but next time I might do it a bit longer? Get the grill good and hot then place chicken pieces on the grates leaving room in between each piece. Grill chicken till tender and juices run clear, turning frequently. Baste with each turn using reserved marinade. I had put the marinade into a small bottle to make this easier, just shake it onto the chicken pieces. When it's done I like to let it sit covered for about 10 minutes to allow the chicken to steam a bit and reabsorb the juiciness.
Love to hear that sizzle! and the smell was so tantalizing! Yum. Serve with a green salad and you have a delicious, quick, easy meal. Perfect for summer or weekends. Enjoy!