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zesty grilled chicken

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Peggy Sue Ross
Springfield, VA

The chicken is tender and tasty and appeals to all of my picky eaters! This is a very easy mop or basting sauce to use when grilling or broiling chicken. Forgot to marinade? No need! Just combine and boil the simple, tangy sauce, baste, cook, and viola! Your family will ask you to make this a regular part of your meal planning. And it is so simple and fast using regular staple items in your cupboard it is an easy weeknight meal. We serve it with a side of rice and edamame.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Simple ingredients make this zesty grilled chicken so good. The salty and tangy sauce is brushed on while cooking and infuses into the meat. Apple cider vinegar helps to make the chicken tender. Enjoy these chicken breasts along with a side dish for a summer dinner. Or, add to a salad for flavorful lunch. If you don't normally like chicken breasts, we think with this sauce this chicken will end up on your weekly summer menu.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For zesty grilled chicken

  • 4
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1/3 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    margarine or butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground pepper

How To Make zesty grilled chicken

Test Kitchen Tips
Depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts, cooking time may vary.
  • Drying chicken breasts.
    Rinse chicken and pat dry. Preheat the broiler or grill (grill to 350 degrees).
  • Sauce ingredients in a saucepan.
    Combine the next 7 ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Chicken brushed with sauce and on the grill.
    Place chicken under the broiler (6 inches from broiler) or grill and brush with half of the sauce. Cook for 12 minutes.
  • Chicken turned and brushed with remaining sauce.
    Turn and brush with the remaining sauce.
  • Cooked grilled chicken on a cutting board.
    Cook 12-14 minutes longer or until done.