July 18, 2011

Delectable Tuesday Blog Hop 7/19 - Grilled Italian Chicken

Happy Tuesday! Is it hot where you are?

It is absolutely, unbelievably hot here. Heat indexes are way over 100 and today is supposed to be the cool day of the week :( For the first time in years I'm kind of wishing we had air conditioning.

Since I don't want to heat the house up any more than it already is, we'll be cooking a lot outside. The grill is a great way to make dinner on a hot summer's day and my favorite thing to grill is chicken. Yum!

I have several chicken marinade recipes, but this is by far the most requested and the easiest. In fact, you've probably had some version of it at a family gathering.

I'd thought I'd share my little twist to what's simply an Italian dressing marinade. A little of this and a little of that makes this nearly irresistible.

Grilled Italian Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 bottle (16 oz.) Zesty Italian dressing
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary

In a shallow baking dish or ziploc bag, mix the salad dressing, garlic powder and herbs. Place the chicken in the bowl, and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours. (For best results, marinate overnight.)
Preheat the grill for high heat.
Lightly oil grate. Discard marinade, and grill chicken 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.

For more great recipes visit Hearth and Soul, Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, What's Cooking Wednesday and Tuesdays at the Table.

Home Sweet Farm


  1. It's hot here too. Thanks for hosting,

  2. Hi,
    I shared my GF Zucchini Pancakes with a video and an article I hope fits in.

  3. We haven't been blessed with hot weather yet. I am beginning to think summer might never come. I am actually loving it....it's warm enough to enjoy the pool and cold enough in the evening and in the morning to get relieve and get some cooking done.

    Thank you for hosting again....today I am sharing my Summer Low Calorie Potato Salad.

  4. A quick and easy chicken recipe for the grill is always welcome! Thanks for sharing with us, and thanks for hosting! Today I'm sharing our latest muffin recipe made with freshly picked organic raspberries! Enjoy! ~Lisa

  5. Thanks for hosting. I’ve been following.
    Please feel free to stop by and link your Hop and thumbnail on my Blog Catalog page.

    ~ Mona : )
    Mona’s Milestones

  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

  7. Totally messed up the previous comment - sorry!

    I meant to say that your recipe looks great, and I'm a big fan of anything that keeps me from using the oven during summer.

    Thanks for hosting. :)

  8. Your chicken looks delicious. I could not live without central air conditioning. Here in NC the heat index can easily be 114. Hot hot hot. I linked up a really great grilled fruit recipe. Perfect for hot weather. Come on over and visit us.

  9. It's hot here too. After years w/out AC - I am relishing it now!

  10. Hi! My first time on this hop! Please add the button to my Big Blog Hop Library at http://www.weidknecht.com/p/blog-hops.html so I can actively promote it weekly!

  11. Thanks for hosting! And thanks for the memories...I've had this chicken before. My dad grilled tons of it when I was a kid! Only he didn't add the extra herbs. Will have to tell him about that.



Related Posts with Thumbnails