In an effort to keep the kitchen cool, I haven’t used the stove or oven in over a week now. No, we’re not subsisting on cold food or takeout pizza—we’ve been grilling.
It’s been a lot of variety, too, everything from burgers and hotdogs, to steaks, to salmon, but mostly we’ve eaten a lot of chicken. When making chicken in the oven, I prefer bone-in; on the grill, boneless is a lot quicker and easier to handle.
Here is my favorite new-ish recipe for flavorful grilled chicken:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, well trimmed
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, smashed
- 1/2 Tsp. ground ginger
- 1 Tsp. black pepper
Combine all of the ingredients in a large Ziploc, making sure chicken is well coated. Let marinate overnight. Cook chicken on a preheated, oiled grill for 8-10 minutes per side.
Because every grill seems to heat a bit differently, the cooking time is approximate. (Normally, I cut into a single piece and check to make sure it’s finished.)
I find this chicken pairs exceptionally well with potato salad and a green salad, but feel free to vary the sides. Cornbread is another good addition for heartier appetites.
Do you have a delicious recipe for the grill? I’d love to try it!