Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken

• 1/4 cup lemon pepper
• 1 tablespoon dry mustard
• 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
• 5 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
• 4 cloves garlic, crushed
• 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 3 cups dry white wine
• In a small bowl, mix lemon pepper, dry mustard and crushed dried rosemary.
• Place chicken breast halves in a medium bowl. Rub with garlic. Introduce the lemon pepper mixture and rub it into the chicken. Pour in lemon juice and dry white wine. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours before grilling.

• Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.

• Cook marinated chicken breasts on the prepared grill until meat is no longer pink and juices run clear, or to desired doneness.

*Holy cow, this is some majorly good grub! And easy to boot. I love how the spices are used with a very generous hand. It adds so much flavor, and it's not even salt/sodium laced. Short on time? - bake in the oven covered with foil, *with* all the marinade. I made sure to pound the chicken breasts thin for more even cooking - and because I prefer the thinner texture. I used a lot less white wine than called for (just enough to make sure the chicken pieces were sitting in it, but not fully immersed by it), and I baked for 15 minutes at 350F, and then increased to 400 for the remaining 10 minutes. Perfect, juicy, succulent chicken! I plated them and then spooned some of the liquids over each piece for extra moisture (not that it even needed it). :) The lemon pepper seasoning I have is McCormick's, "California Style", which includes onion and garlic powders.. but it quite heavy on the peppery spice. I
loved this recipe! made it as a freezer meal (marinade and chicken breasts in a freezer bag and tossed in the freezer) - delicious!

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